Emma Wedgwood

New year, new skin

Jan. 19, 2023

Having enjoyed and, if you’re anything like me, overindulged over the festive season, you might be feeling that your skin needs a little extra TLC.

That’s why the new year is the perfect time to rethink how we look after our skin and investigate new treatments which might be beneficial to existing conditions or to minimise skin problems that might develop in the future.One of the gold standard skin treatments is laser. There are several types of laser treatments which all have different benefits and are recommended for different conditions. In this article, we look at the laser treatments that would be best for you and explain more about this highly effective treatment.

How does laser treatment work?

Laser treatment uses light technology to penetrate the skin’s surface and work deep on the layers below. Triggering the skin’s natural healing process band therefore initiating new collagen and elastin stimulation, laser treatment effectively destroys damaged skin and reveals fresh new skin below.

Which laser treatment is best?

There are several types of laser treatment available.

Vascular Laser

Vascular laser treatment is designed to treat vascular skin conditions such as varicose veins, cherry angioma, facial vessels and spider veins. The laser is applied to the skin, and transforms to heat under the surface, dissolving the blood vessels or other visible skin conditions. Vascular laser is a highly targeted therapy which allows effective treatment of some of the most visible skin conditions, without affecting the surrounding skin.


Halo is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser (HFL), designed to deliver treatment to both the top layer of skin and underlying skin tissue. Broad Band Light Treatment (BBL), also known as IPL, stimulates the body’s production of collagen, which improves skin tightness. This is an industry leading laser made by Sciton which features two different wavelengths, one which targets surface imperfections and the other which penetrates deeper into the skin. The laser drills tiny columns into the skin, stimulating the growth of new skin and the body’s natural collagen response. Halo/BBL is particularly good for dull skin, hyperpigmentation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and diminishing the appearance of scars. Combining both treatments (Halo and BBL) maximises the results for long lasting skin enhancement. Halo/BBL is perfect for sun damage, solar lentigo, pigmentation, redness, and rosacea, as well as reducing fine lines and pores and rejuvenating the skin.


Is a laser that targets excess melanin, destroying it and encouraging your own skin cells to regenerate as part of the shattering process. It can be used to remove benign patches of sun damage called solar lentigos, sun spots or liver spots. It will help provide a more even skin texture and tone as colour differences become less abundant with better harmonic control. Oh and it will spark some collagen and elastin for good measure.

Is laser treatment safe?

When carried out by a medical professional, laser treatment is very safe and a way of working with the body’s natural healing response to produce dramatic effects. Side effects vary from person to person, and depend on the type of laser treatment, with downtime lasting between 48 hours and a few weeks.

Does laser treatment hurt?

Most laser treatment comes with some discomfort both during treatment and afterwards as the skin recovers. But like most treatments, the discomfort is very short lived and more than bearable. Most of my clients find that the worry of the pain is far worse than the pain itself!

How much does laser treatment cost?

Vascular laser therapy starts at £400, with costs for Halo BBL starting at £1000 and £1200 respectively.

If you are interested in finding out how laser treatment could benefit your skin, get in touch today and book your complimentary consultation!

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