Laser Treatment

At true you skin clinics we have a number of medical practitioners offering you the latest in advanced technology.

Our laser/IPL treatments are provided at True You Skin Clinics by Infinity Laser clinics with over 15 years’ experience in this field. Using the very latest Harmony XL Pro™ laser technology from Alma Lasers™, practitioner Stephen Ritchie – fully qualified member of the British Medical Laser Association – has many years of experience in the field of laser technology, including training and development with Alma Lasers™. In turn, this has achieved a very high success rate in skin related treatment remedies.

Mary-Ann Ritchie, has 25 years of experience in customer service and is also fully insured and qualified to carry out all laser treatments. Both are very passionate about not only providing professional results but also, a first class, friendly and reassuring service. 

Whatever your skin needs, we can provide it – there are no gimmicks, no false promises and no ‘special coupon deals’ to entice you. We provide you with all of the information you need to make a fully informed decision. Our mission is to offer personalised, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis.

Treatments Available

Leg Veins & Vascular

By using the Harmony XL Pro™ laser energy that is delivered using long pulses which are then converted into heat in the tissue, you can now get rid of unsightly deeper veins, vascular lesions such as thread veins, Cherry Angioma, port wine stains and most types of birthmarks. The heat from the laser treatment impacts the vasculature of the lesions which causes the vessel wall to close; the vessel is absorbed by the body, leaving no visible trace of the lesion at the surface of the skin.

What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 15 minutes
  • Back to Work – Immediately
  • Anaesthetic – None required
  • Sensitivity Period – 48+ hours (dependent on individual’s healing process)
  • Visible Results – Immediate and up to 4-6 weeks later
  • Number of Treatments – Around 3
  • Possible Side Effects – Mild soreness/skin irritation, swelling, bruising, blistering
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ Long Pulsed Nd:YAG 1064nm system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it Work? Treatments target the source of the infection, clearing the lesions within a few short treatment sessions.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at £100 per individual treatment.

Facial Thread Veins

Get a flawless complexion with the new, next generation Harmony XL Pro™ AFT™ Skin Rejuvenation. The Harmony Dye-VL™ is a fourth generation IPL which incorporates Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT™) pulsed light for effective skin rejuvenation. The light is able to penetrate the sub-surface skin layers without damaging the skin and then this light is absorbed by the blood vessel. It can also assist in the treatment of Rosacea and redness due to flushing and broken capillaries, as well as resulting in a smoother texture of the skin and creating a more even skin tone, a younger and more attractive skin can be achieved.
Our skin is constantly exposed to the rigors of the environment, stress and sun exposure, leading to tell-tale signs of ageing such as broken blood vessels and an uneven complexion which can all make us look older than we are. The heat created by AFT™ damages the vessel and the body begins its natural healing process, resulting in rejuvenation of the skin.
Overall skin tone is improved dramatically. The treatments are non-invasive with minimal discomfort during treatment and minimal downtime for rejuvenation of the face, neck and décolletage.

Treatments

Thread Veins | Rosacea | Spider Nevus | Birth Marks

Areas

Face | Neck | Décolletage

What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 15 minutes
  • Back to Work – Dependent on redness/swelling; could be immediate
  • Anaesthetic – None required
  • Sensitivity Period – None (or 3-5 days+ depending on intensity of treatment)
  • Visible Results – Immediate and up to 4 weeks later
  • Number of Treatments – 3 to 5+ depending on severity
  • Possible Side Effects – Mild soreness/skin irritation, swelling, redness, burns, blistering
  • Duration of Results – Permanent
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ AFT™ & Dye-VL™ system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it work? By exposing a pigmented or vascular lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated area of haemoglobin can be raised sharply, enough to damage the vessel wall. The vessels and pigmented lesions are then absorbed by the body, making them less visible or completely destroying them.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at £100 per individual treatment.

Pigmentation

Get a flawless complexion with the new, next generation Harmony XL Pro™ AFT™ Skin Rejuvenation. The Harmony Dye-VL™ is a fourth generation IPL which incorporates Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT™) pulsed light for effective skin rejuvenation. The light is able to penetrate the sub-surface skin layers without damaging the skin and then this light is absorbed by the pigmentation. As well as resulting in a smoother texture of the skin and creating a more even skin tone, a younger and more attractive skin can be achieved.
Our skin is constantly exposed to the rigors of the environment, stress and sun exposure, leading to tell-tale signs of ageing such as age spots and an uneven complexion which can all make us look older than we are. The heat created by AFT™ damages the pigmented lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process, resulting in rejuvenation of the skin. The lesion will become darker initially and then flake off or be absorbed by the body.
Overall skin tone is improved dramatically. The treatments are non-invasive with minimal discomfort during treatment and minimal downtime for rejuvenation of the face, neck, décolletage, arms and hands.

Treatments

Sun and Age Spots | Freckles | Birth Marks | Brown Patches (Melasma/Perfume Staining) | Skin Rejuvenation (Photo/Sun Damage)

Areas

Face | Neck | Décolletage | Hands & Arms

What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 15 minutes
  • Back to Work – Dependent on redness/swelling; could be immediate
  • Anaesthetic – None required
  • Sensitivity Period – None (or 3-5 days+ depending on intensity of treatment)
  • Visible Results – Immediate and up to 4 weeks later
  • Number of Treatments – 3 to 5+ depending on severity
  • Possible Side Effects – Mild soreness/skin irritation, swelling, redness, darkening of pigmentation/burns/blistering
  • Duration of Results – Permanent
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ AFT™ & Dye-VL™ system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it work? By exposing a pigmented or vascular lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated area of haemoglobin can be raised sharply, enough to damage the vessel wall. The vessels and pigmented lesions are then absorbed by the body, making them less visible or completely destroying them.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at £100 per individual treatment.

Fungal Nail

Nail fungus is a difficult-to-treat fungal infection of the finger or toe nails, with traditional treatments such as medications and topical creams showing only limited success.  The Harmony XL Pro™ Clear Choice™ opens up new possibilities with a selection of clinically proven laser and light-based solutions. The breakthrough treatments target the source of the infection beneath the nail plate, clearing nail fungus within a few short treatment sessions. The Q-Switched KTP 532nm laser will be used in conjunction with the Nd:YAG 1064nm laser for optimal results.

What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 15 minutes
  • Back to Work – Immediately
  • Anaesthetic – None required
  • Sensitivity Period – Up to 48 hours
  • Visible Results – 3 to 6 months as the nail regrows
  • Number of Treatments – 4 to 8+ depending on severity
  • Possible Side Effects – Mild soreness/skin irritation, swelling
  • Duration of Results – Permanent unless reinfection occurs
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ Q-Switched KTP 532nm / Nd:YAG 1064nm system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it Work? Treatments target the source of the infection beneath the nail plate, clearing nail fungus within a few short treatment sessions.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at £75 – your tailored package will be advised during consultation.

Skin Remodelling Clearlift 4D

Painless and precisely adapted to treat delicate areas, ClearLift 4D™ Laser Facelift takes years off of your face, neck, décolletage and hands in just minutes, providing similar results to chemical peeling and laser resurfacing.  Radiance, clarity and smooth texture are the hallmarks of youthful skin but over time, the effects of ageing and sun exposure can take their toll, leaving skin imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, uneven skin tone and skin laxity.

Using Alma’s specially designed ClearLift 4D™ laser treatment, the Harmony XL Pro™ skin remodelling treatments rejuvenate skin, delivering photo acoustic energy into the dermis without harming the overlying epidermis.  This enhances your natural beauty and reveals smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin.

ClearLift 4D™ emits short, yet extremely powerful bursts of light which reach underneath the skin’s surface and create microscopic ‘holes’ under the skin; stimulating collagen and breaking apart unwanted pigmentation.  The unique characteristic of ClearLift 4D™ is the fractional pattern which bypasses the outer layer leaving the surface intact. By avoiding damage to the skin’s outer layer, treatment becomes virtually painless, results are quicker and there’s absolutely no downtime.  The treatments are ‘lunchtime procedures’; no need for anaesthetic and are safe for all skin types and problem areas.

Treatments:

  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Skin Rejuvenation (Photo/Sun Damage)
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Dark Eye Circles
  • Melasma
  • Large Pores
  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scarring
  • Scars

Areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Body
What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 15 minutes
  • Back to Work – Immediately
  • Anaesthetic – Not required
  • Sensitivity Period – None / Minimal for the first 2 hours
  • Visible Results – Immediate and up to 6 months after last treatment
  • Number of Treatments – 6 to 8+ for optimal results and maintenance may be required (*Dependent on skin laxity/maturity)
  • Possible Side Effects – Mild redness, slight swelling, heat rash, pigmentation darkening
  • Duration Of Results – Up to 24 months
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ ClearLift 4D™ system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it work?  The pixelated laser divides light into multiple fractions that goes deep into the dermis, heating the skin from beneath and delivering a controlled dermal wound healing. A photo-acoustic energy kick starts skin remodelling to combat skin laxity. As all stages of remodelling take place deep in the skin, the outermost layers of the skin are left undisturbed.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? ClearLift 4D™can be used on all skin types. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at £100 per individual treatment. 
  • Intraocular eye shields are available for full eye lift treatments and all areas of the face and body can be successfully treated. 
  • Your tailored package will be discussed at your consultation.

SKIN RESURFACING

iPixel™ or fractional laser is one of the revolutionary skin treatments we offer. With speedy healing and minimal downtime, the laser treatment can clear years of sun damage such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.   iPixel™ can also shrink the appearance of pores and smooth out scars of all types, in addition to stretch marks.  The procedure involves removing the surface of old, damaged skin causing the deeper skin layers of skin to grow a new epidermis with increased amounts of collagen underneath and giving the skin an improvement in colour, texture, improvement of wrinkles, acne scars, superficial growths and a more youthful appearance.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing only treats part of the skin leaving uninjured skin around the treatment site that acts as a barrier promoting quicker healing and faster recovery. The pixel laser uses a matrix of microscopic laser beams each the size of a human hair to drill into the skin leaving much of the surrounding skin undisturbed.  Because nearby cells are not damaged, they are able to move into the microscopic injured area and promote rapid healing. The stimulation of a healing response leads to the formation of new collagen in the treated area. In addition to this ‘ablative’ effect on the skin’s surface, there is a ‘tightening’ effect on collateral collagen fibres and a resulting smoothing effect.

Treatment is generally considered to be well tolerated with a light flicking or ‘elastic band’ feeling on the skin as the laser is fired and some sensation of warmth felt during treatment. The treatment of deeper wrinkles and scars may produce more discomfort and heat effect. We can target areas around the eyes, mouth and chin as well as treating the whole face.

A treatment programme of 3 to 6+ treatments, spaced 8 – 12 weeks apart is recommended to achieve the best results for indications such as sun damage, acne scars, enlarged pores and rough skin texture, fine lines and pigmentation.

Treatments For:

 

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Skin Rejuvenation (Photo / Sun Damage)
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Skin Laxity
  • Age/Sun Spots
  • ​Enlarged Pores
  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scarring
  • Scars
  • Skin Tags
What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 5 minutes (for skin tags) to 45 minutes (full face)
  • Back to Work – Same day / Day after or longer dependent on intensity of treatment
  • Anaesthetic – Topical Anaesthetic will be required
  • Sensitivity Period – 48+ hours (longer dependent on intensity of treatment)
  • Visible Results – Immediate and up to 6 months after last treatment
  • Number of Treatments – 3 to 6+ depending on indication (skin tags – usually 1 treatment)
  • Possible Side Effects – Redness, skin irritation, swelling, scabbing, tight skin
  • Duration of Results – 12 months+ depending on indication (skin tags – permanent)
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ iPixel™/Er:YAG system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it work? Unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing, which burns the outer layer of skin, this new generation of treatment causes minimal damage to the outer skin layer and therefore minimises redness and downtime. The ablative element of the laser happens at a deep-skin layer and uses heat to stimulate collagen production. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to stimulate growth of new healthy skin tissue.
  • Is the Treatment suitable for me? If you are concerned with aged, sun-damaged, pigmented or acne-scared skin, have enlarged pores, skin tags, sun/age spots, stretch marks or are just looking for overall skin rejuvenation, then this treatment is for you. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Skin Tag prices start at £75. A tailored price for multiple lesions will be discussed during your consultation.
  • Facial Resurfacing starts at £180 per individual treatment and all areas of the face and body (excluding neck) can be successfully treated.
  • *Intraocular eye shields can be used for full eye orbit procedures.

Tattoo Removal

You may have a professional or amateur tattoo that may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you want to get rid of it completely, or reduce it sufficiently to tattoo over.  Indeed, you may have a trauma related, cosmetic or medical tattoo that you would like to obliterate. Help is at hand and leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists regard laser as the superior method for the removal of unwanted tattoos of all types.  Depending on size and colour, the number of treatments you need will be assessed at the time of consultation.

The Harmony XL Pro™ laser tattoo removal treatment uses high power Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm and KTP 532nm laser light treatment to shatter the ink pigments.   Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally because when tattoo pigment is injected into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) it becomes locked away by a wall of collagen fibres. Q-switched lasers produce very short bursts of high energy laser light.

The light is absorbed by the large ink particles, generating heat that shatters the tattoo pigment into minute particles which the body is able to remove. Because the laser energy is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink, the surrounding skin doesn’t overheat and there is no lasting damage. Six to eight weeks between treatments are required to allow the body to eliminate the damaged pigment.  Therefore, the duration of your treatment course can be over several months.

What to Expect
  • Treatment Time – 5 minutes to over an hour dependent on type/size
  • Back to Work – Immediate
  • Anaesthetic – None / Topical if required
  • Sensitivity Period – 7 days+
  • Visible Results – Improvement after first treatment
  • Number of Treatments – Dependent on type/quality of tattoo – 2 to 8
  • Possible Side Effects – Redness, bleeding, irritation, itchiness, blistering
  • Duration of Results – Permanent
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ Tattoo Removal system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it work? Tattoo ink seen as a foreign body in the skin layer. Laser light targets the pigment in the ink that causes photo acoustic fragmentation of the ink particles. These particles are removed by phagocytes and drained out of the body through the lymphatic system.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm and KTP 532nm laser light can be used on all skin types. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at £50 per individual treatment and your tailored package will be discussed during your consultation.

Venous Lake

Venous Lake lesions that are usually found on the lips are easy to remove, using the Harmony XL Pro™ Long Pulse Nd:YAG 1064nm laser technology.  If you have something on your lip that resembles a blood blister or similar, this same-day treatment is the one for you. The procedure is remarkably quick and over in a matter of seconds.

What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – 5 minutes
  • Back to Work – Immediately
  • Anaesthetic – Not required
  • Sensitivity Period – One week +
  • Visible Results – 4 to 6 weeks
  • Number of Treatments – 1
  • Possible Side Effects – Soreness, swelling, blistering, small scar
  • Duration of Results – Permanent
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ Long Pulsed Nd:YAG 1064nm system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it work? Treatments target the blood in the lesion, causing the lesion to regress.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? This procedure can be used on all skin types and treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent before the procedure commences.
Price Guide
  • £100 – one off session

Warts & Verrucae

Either of these viral concerns can be eradicated using the Nd:YAG 1064nm laser.  With traditional treatments such as medications and topical creams showing only limited success, Harmony XL Pro™ opens up new possibilities with a selection of clinically proven laser and light-based solutions.   The breakthrough treatments target the source of the infection and blood supply that feed the lesion within a few short treatment sessions. All areas of the face and body can be treated.

What to Expect
  • Procedure Time – From 15 minutes
  • Back to Work – Immediately
  • Anaesthetic – None required
  • Sensitivity Period – Up to 48 hours
  • Visible Results – A few days / months depending on required treatment
  • Number of Treatments – 2 to 8 depending on severity
  • Possible Side Effects – Mild soreness/skin irritation, swelling
  • Duration of Results – Permanent unless reinfection occurs
FAQs
  • Is it Safe? The Harmony XL Pro™ Long Pulsed Nd:YAG 1064nm system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
  • How does it Work? Treatments target the source of the infection, clearing the lesions within a few short treatment sessions.
  • Is the treatment suitable for me? Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.
Price Guide
  • Prices start at just £75. A tailored package for multiple lesions will be discussed during your consultation.

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