I offer the following laser treatments:

Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser Tattoo Removal
Thread Vein Removal
Age/Sun Spot and Freckle Removal
Fungal Nail Infection Treatment


Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Also known as a carbon/charcoal peel or The Black Faced Doll Facial, Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation is one of the latest innovative, non-invasive and completely painless skin treatments for all skin types, even the most sensitive!

It is an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh your skin, providing an instant refreshed appearance and leaving skin feeling softer, smoother and firmer.

What does Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation help with?
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

– Tightens enlarges pores
– Improves acne, scars and post acne discoloration
– Removes dead skin cells
– Stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibres for smoother looking skin
– Improves skin tone and texture
– Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads

What are the Benefits of Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
– Pain free
– Highly effective
– No downtime, you can return to normal life immediately afterwards
– Takes less than 45 minutes (not including Deluxe version), so could be done on a lunch break
– Treatment can be performed on any part of the body, including the back and chest

What’s involved?
Skin is cleansed, then a layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, which penetrates deep into the pores and absorbs oil, dead skin cells and other impurities.

First pass: Laser light is highly attracted to the carbon nano particles, so when the laser is passed over the area, it vaporises the carbon, which destroys the epidermal keratinocytes and takes the dead skin cells, oils and other impurities with it. It also causes a micro-trauma to the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibres. Furthermore, slight heat is generated when the carbon is fragmented, which penetrates the dermis and leads to collagen denaturation, which further stimulates the cells to create new collagen.

Optional second pass: The laser can then be passed over the skin a second time to enhance this process to further stimulate the formation of new fibres.

When will I notice a difference?
Noticeable results can be experienced after a single treatment, so it’s great if you’ve got special event to attend. But for maximum long-term results an initial course of 6 treatments every 2-4 weeks is recommended so that results can build on one another, then treatments every 6-8 weeks to maintain the results. Discounts are available for courses.

How often can it be done?
It can be a one-off treatment before a special event to freshen the complexion, but the best results are achieved from a facial every 2-4 weeks for a period of 6 months or more, which is how long it takes for new collagen fibres to form.

Can I have treatment on the day of my special event?
For the best results, you should book a treatment for the week before any special event to give your skin time to get even better in the week following treatment. If the event is in less than a week then it can be done closer to the time, but the aftercare instructions should be considered (e.g. makeup cannot be worn for a minimum of 2 hours following treatment).

Will it hurt?
No, not at all. It feels like a gentle tapping on the skin or the feeling of warm water droplets running over the skin. And in places, such as around the nose, it can be a little tickly.


Contraindications for Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation:

  • Diseases affecting the immune system, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Blood thinning medication (excluding normal levels of aspirin/paracetemol/ibruprofen)
  • Implants under the treatment area
  • Skin types V and VI cannot be treated as risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation
  • No artificial sun tanning for 1 month before having the treatment (as darker skin at risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation)
  • Currently Pregnant or Breast Feeding
  • Facial telangiectasias (spider/thread veins) – these need to be treated first with a different laser tip (ask for more information)
  • Vitiligo
  • Prone to Keloid scarring
  • Hepatitis/HIV
  • Chemotherapy/radiotherapy or Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for cancer within the last 6 months
  • Birth Marks such as red Port Wine Stains or brown Café au Lait Stains in the area to be treated
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Any other procedure that has already thinned the skin such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing or face lift within the last 12 weeks
  • Epilepsy
  • Treatment with Retinoids such as Accutane in the last 6 months
  • Facial implants, Botox & Fillers within the last 12 weeks
  • Diabetes*
  • Thyroid Disorders*
  • Taking transplant anti-rejection drugs*
  • Current psoriasis (within last 2 weeks)*

*Client needs to obtain a letter authorising treatment from Doctor

Clients must follow provisos for the following:

  • Current spots or facial blemishes (they will be avoided but must accept potential risks)
  • Dark spots after pregnancy or after skin injury (must accept potential risks)
  • Facial implants, Botox & Fillers (these will be avoided unless more than 6 months old)
  • Herpes simplex (cold sores) within the last week and if prone to them should use Zovirax cream for 1 week pre treatment
  • Active Rosacea or eczema in the area to be treated

Medication or Herbal Remedies which exclude clients:

  • Photosensitizing herbs such as Fever Few and St. John’s Wort
  • Tetracycline antibiotics such as Minocin
  • Amioderone a drug used in Cardiology
  • Oral retinoids such as Ro-Accutane – wait 6 months
  • Topical retinoids – wait 2 weeks
  • Steroids – wait 6 weeks
  • Blood thinning medication such as Warfarin
  • High doses of Aspirin or Ibuprofen (or other NSAIDs)
  • Gold Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Any other photosensitising drug
  • Any immuno-suppressive drug

Test patching will be carried out during your initial consultation to ensure no adverse skin reactions occur. Your first full treatment cannot be carried out until these test patches have been reviewed by your practitioner.


Thread Vein, Age/Sun Spot, Freckle and Fungal Nail Infection Removal

Contraindications for laser tattoo removal, thread vein, age/sun spot, freckle and fungal nail infection removal:

  • Previous allergic reactions to laser tattoo removal
  • Any immunological disease, such as Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis treated with Gold Injections or Methotrexate
  • Had spleen removed
  • Skin types V and VI cannot be treated as risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation
  • No artificial sun tanning for 1 month before having the treatment (as darker skin at risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation
  • Liver Disease, HIV. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
  • Haemophilia, Von Willibrands Disease or Thrombocytopenia
  • Taking Warfrin, Heparin, Clexane, Dabigatron or Robaroxiban
  • Regularly taking pain killers e.g. Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Diclofenac/Voltarol (prescribed daily prophylactic Aspirin – 75mg or less per day is acceptable)
  • Vitiligo
  • Prone to Keloid or Hypertrophic scars
  • Had Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy for Cancer/Leukaemia/Lymphona
  • Had Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding
  • Acute or Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Implants/metal plates/pacemakers directly under the site of treatment
  • Any other procedure that has already thinned the skin in the area to be treated, such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing or face lift within the last 12 weeks
  • Facial implants, Botox & Fillers within the last 12 weeks
  • Treatment with Retinoids such as Accutane in the last 6 months
  • Epilepsy*
  • Diabetes*
  • Thyroid Disorders*
  • Taking transplant anti-rejection drugs*
  • Current psoriasis (within last 2 weeks)*

*Client needs to obtain a letter authorising treatment from Doctor

Medication or Herbal Remedies which exclude clients:

  • Photosensitizing herbs such as Fever Few and St. John’s Wort
  • Tetracycline antibiotics such as Minocin
  • Amioderone a drug used in Cardiology
  • Oral retinoids such as Ro-Accutane – wait 6 months
  • Topical retinoids – wait 2 weeks
  • Steroids – wait 6 weeks
  • Blood thinning medication such as Warfarin
  • High doses of Aspirin or Ibuprofen (or other NSAIDs)
  • Gold Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Any other photosensitising drug
  • Any immuno-suppressive drug