Skin Pigmentation

Smoother, unblemished skin

The colour of our skin, hair and eyes is determined by pigments called melanin. When skin cells become damaged or unhealthy, skin pigmentation can either occur due to an excess of melanin, which is produced to to help protect your skin, or a lack of melanin. This causes parts of your skin to turn darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation).

We understand that this effect can leave you feeling self-conscious, but both skin conditions are completely normal and treatable. Skin pigmentation can be present from birth and also be caused or worsened by sun exposure and hormonal changes. The effect can also worsen with age or if left untreated. In the past, bleaching products have been used to lighten these lesions but mainly with poor or short term effects. While lasers and IPL devices were primarily used for hair removal treatments, they quickly became adapted for facial rejuvenation techniques and we now use them to help reduce and remove pigmented lesions.

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Laser Pigmentation Removal

At West London Dermatology Centre, we offer the latest technology to improve the look and feel of pigmented lesions. The light from the laser or IPL devices selectively targets the excess melanin particles. These particles become damaged by the laser light and are subsequently removed by the body’s natural waste disposal methods.

Most skin pigmentation can be effectively removed in an initial course of 3 sessions, although some deeper lesions may require further treatments. This method, provided at our dermatology clinic in Chiswick, uses an expert cooling method throughout, causes no damage to the surrounding tissue and is a great alternative to more invasive treatments.

Any questions you may have will be answered in your initial free consultation with one of our specialist dermatologists. Please call us on 0208 742 2204 to make an appointment or complete our online form to book your treatment today.

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Photo Rejuvenation Treatment
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Recent reviews

In the care of good hands

After almost a year of looking all over Europe for the right dermatologist I went to Doctor Chu to see if he could do so anything about the open/ enlarged pores on my nose. I was suprised by his knowledge, his experience and his overall demeanor. I underwent a treatment that was quick and also inexpensive. The results so far have been outstanding. I will go as far as saying that there is no other place in the Uk to go to for skin treatments. Without question I give my upmost recommendation of Dr Chu.

Anthony

Prof Chu is the go to man for acne!

I have had cystic acne as an adult for the last 5 years. Having seen multiple dermatologists privately I was really looking for someone to help me on a particularly acute phase. The team managed to get me squeezed in to see him on the same day and the really bad flare up went down within around a month. Following this, it has now been 6 months and I am now getting compliments on how great my skin is looking! Haven’t had a cyst on my face in around 3 months which has not only helped my appearance but I no longer get the discomfort that comes with this type of acne. This was all done whilst managing my sensitive skin with eczema. He sometimes runs late but is worth the wait. The whole team are super accommodating and they do late appointments. Overall excellent experience. Thanks for giving me back my confidence!

Zahra Fazal

 

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