Pigmentation Reduction Laser

Q switched Nd Yag lasers have been used for years to remove tattoos and pigmentation from the skin. Over multiple sessions, the aim is to gradually see improved appearance of the affected area, adjusting settings at each session to get the best results.


  • The wavelength of light produced by the laser is absorbed by the color of the pigment in the affected skin.
  • Because of the short pulse and high energy delivered, the pigment breaks apart allowing a healing response from the body to then remove the pigment gradually.


  • Reduction in pigmentation of the affected area with minimal side effects.
  • This is a quick treatment for simple, small areas of pigmentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is not an ideal candidate for this treatment?

  • Darker skin tones are unlikely to be suitable as risk of burns and pigmentation issues are higher.
  • There are some medications and certain diseases that contraindicate this treatment and would be identified during a consultation.

How long will each treatment take?

Each pigmentation reduction treatment will usually take 25-30 minutes of your time but this can vary depending on the size of the area being treated.

Is pigmentation removal painful?

Side effects are not common but can include skin irritation and inflammation, a burning or stinging sensation or itchy and flaky skin.