Some forms of pigmentation like melasma can be particularly tricky to address and treat. Fortunately, with years of experience, our expert practitioners combine the latest advancements in skin-tone-improving treatments with the use of brightening active ingredients to create a unique pigmentation programme. Our approach to treatment aims to ensure that we’ll not only treat the condition but also provide you with proactive steps to prevent the pigmentation from returning.
We also offer Obagi and Cosmelan topical skincare systems to correct hyperpigmentation and even skin tone. The Cosmelan programme contains an at-home preparation kit, followed by an in-clinic skin peel, while the Obagi system contains a range of skincare products to improve your skin tone over time. It’s a prescription-only programme, and your practitioner will help you determine the best course of treatment to improve your pigmentation, melasma or dark spots. During your consultation, we may use our advanced skin scanner to assess the quality of your skin and its conditions to tailor your treatment programme accordingly.
Through creating micro-thermal injuries, the iPixel treatment resurfaces and renews the skin to lighten darker areas. Not everyone is suitable for this laser treatment, and it can depend on your skin type.
Your consultation will determine your suitability for treatment.
The nurse will apply a numbing cream to minimise discomfort during treatment. We will configure the depth depending on the area and concern, and the device will make a few passes over your skin, delivering bursts of energy.
After the iPixel treatment, you may notice square formations with tiny pinprick dots on the skin. The nurse will apply a topical serum to minimise these marks.
The fractional ablative laser treatment delivers precise beams of energy in a pixel-size formation to target specific cells. The surrounding cells remain intact, which speeds up healing. The heat from the energy destroys the injured or damaged cells and stimulates collagen production to remodel and fill in the area with new healthy cells.
Most patients require 4-8 sessions. One session every 4-6 weeks depending on the severity of the skin concern.
Numbing cream is applied for 20 minutes, followed by the treatment, which takes approximately 30 minutes.
We use a Cynosure laser to target melanin to effectively treat an array of pigmented lesions like sunspots and age spots. It’s not suitable for all skin types, so your nurse will establish whether this is the best treatment for you. It uses picosecond pulse duration to ensure there is minimal thermal damage caused to the skin.
The Cynosure 750nm laser targets pigment, bringing it to the surface of the skin which will flake off. The overall result is faded pigmentation with an improvement in skin tone.
This treatment is only suitable for skin types 1-3.
You can expect to start seeing results within 1-3 treatments.
Most patients will have around ten days of downtime, in which the pigment will come the surface of the skin until it flakes off.
Specifically targeting areas of discolouration, the laser treatment resurfaces the skin to create a clearer complexion and lift the pigment from the skin.
During your consultation, one of our certified laser aestheticians will assess your suitability for treatment and discuss your treatment goals and conditions.
This treatment is painless, and the aesthetician will make a few passes over the treatment area with a hand-held device. You may feel a slight warm zap in sensitive areas. You will require several treatment sessions to benefit from the optimal effects that ClearLift offers.
The treatment takes from around 20 minutes to an hour.
The Clearlift Treatment uses Harmony XL Pro laser and a fractional Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser with near infrared technology. The device disperses pixelated energy at a depth of 3mm into the skin to create a controlled process of damaging and healing. This triggers the skin to remodel itself without causing visible damage to the surface layers.
We recommend 4-6 treatment sessions.
Ranging in varying strengths and chemicals, a skin peel can minimise the appearance of dark patches by sloughing off dead skin cells and resurfacing the skin. Cosmelan is a particularly effective pigmentation programme that we offer.
The treatment begins with a consultation where your practitioner will assess your skin to decipher your skin conditions and the best course of treatment.
Certain peels like Cosmelan or Enerpeel may require skin preparation with the use of at-home products in the lead up to your appointment. Your practitioner will prescribe a list of recommended products that will be suitable for you or provide you with the appropriate preparation kit.
If we’re treating you with a Cosmelan peel, we’ll require you to use a prepping de-pigmentation kit before your initial treatment to prepare your skin for the peel.
During your treatment, your practitioner will double cleanse and prepare the skin by applying a barrier cream around sensitive areas and remove all sebum to aid penetration of the acids.
Following this, we will apply the peel of choice and leave it on for a few minutes before neutralising or removing the peel. A neutraliser will prevent the acid from working on the skin, whereas a removal wipe will leave the acid active on the skin to continue improving the complexion following treatment.
Chemical skin peels are suitable for anyone who is looking for overall skin rejuvenation and an improvement in skin tone and texture. Or, those who have:
The duration of the treatment will depend on your custom needs. Some peels may be left on for longer, depending on your needs and tolerance to treatment. Typically, it’ll take around 30 minutes.
Chemical skin peels vary in strength and substance and are either superficial, medium or deep depending on your skin concerns and skin type.
The acids and other active compounds react with the skin and dissolve the outermost layers of the skin to reveal a fresher, clearer and brighter complexion. Chemical skin peels also promote collagen and elastin growth that will encourage the growth of healthier skin.
Our brightening IV drip infuses your body with Vitamin C, which has multiple benefits for the skin and helps even out your skin tone through blocking melanin synthesis.
You will have a consultation with one of our nurses who will determine your suitability for the treatment and advise which IV Vitamin drip will be most suitable to your needs and concerns.
Following this, the nurse will inject the solution through a vein on your forearm. The IV drip will remain in your arm, as the fluid administers slowly throughout the treatment.
The treatment takes between 1 hour – 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Our IV vitamin drips provide instant hydration, infusing your body with vitamins with optimal absorption.
Studies show that only 15% of nutrients within supplements make it into your bloodstream. IV vitamin drips deliver nutrients directly into your bloodstream so that can absorb faster with a higher concentration.
Ingestion can also sometimes upset the balance of the system, whereas direct infusion allows the vitamins and nutrients to be delivered directly. The effectiveness of IV drip therapy is scientifically-proven.
IV vitamin drips provide a quick and convenient way to supplement some of the essential needs of your body and skin. They allow your body to benefit from 100% of the nutrients.
Dermapen is a microneedling treatment that is suitable for all skin types and can help to even out the skin tone without the use of lasers. The treatment works best for superficial spots of pigmentation like age spots, and skin peels may optimise results.
The Dermapen treatment usually begins with the application of a topical numbing cream. Using a hand-held pen-like device, the nurse will then make several passes over the entire face.
The collagen inducing Dermapen creates virtually invisible micro-injuries in the skin that ignite the body’s healing and regenerative processes. This influx of collagen and elastin and release of growth factors results in an improvement of overall skin smoothness, suppleness, and strength.
Additionally, the micro-channels allow for optimal absorption of active ingredients to enhance their results and increase their efficiency.
Immediately after the treatment, you may notice tiny pinpricks of blood. The nurse will usually pat the face down after which point; the skin will no longer draw blood.
Your skin may be red for up to 24 hours and will gradually resolve throughout the following week. It may also feel a little rough, warm and dry for the first couple of days after your treatment and may begin to flake.
We recommend 4-6 treatment sessions. Every four weeks.
To request a general consultation regarding pigmentation with one of our practitioners or injectable nurses, please complete this form. Please note these appointments carry a booking deposit fee of £50.
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I have attended 111 Harley St for many years as a patient of Dr Yannis Alexandrides mainly for Botox and fillers although I also had a mini face lift about 3 years ago. I have been delighted with the treatment that I have received and would recommend Dr Yannis unreservedly to anyone. The whole atmosphere of 111Harley St is very professional and reassuring. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.Wendy Howard
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I was there to do the Fraxel laser treatment. It did help to repair and restore my damaged skin from suffering acnes for many years. I have recommend a few friends to 111 Harley St. and myself will definitely continue to do the session every half year.Ruby
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