The cost of laser treatments for skin pigmentation removal in the UK will depend on the skin type of the patient, the size of the pigmented treatment area and the type and intensity of the laser treatment necessary. Also, the location, reputation and experience level of the clinic will have a bearing on surgery cost. On average, one can expect to pay around £70 a session for a localized area of treatment and around £180 for three sessions of treatment.
During laser treatment for skin pigmentation removal, a laser is used to destroy specific types of skin types selected for their darkness compared to surrounding tissue. The laser ablates the darkened tissue which will naturally fall off over the days following the surgery. There is minimal pain felt during the procedure although there may be a little discomfort. After laser pigmentation there may be some discomfort and anaesthetic creams are generally used to reduce any irritation felt. Most discomfort associated with laser pigmentation removal treatment normally subsides within 12 hours. Before and after pictures reveal substantial improvements of pigmented areas following laser skin pigmentation removal.
It is always tempting to embark on medical tourism by travelling abroad and enjoying the often cut price laser pigmentation costs abroad but sometimes cheaper works out the most expensive option. Particularly if any revision surgery is needed and travel back to the country where treatment was received is necessary. In addition, the consumer laws in the country of treatment may be different to the UK and if the small print is not read carefully (and even if it is) there is a chance that extra charges and costs may be added to the bill. There is also a chance that the medical expertise of certain cut price clinics abroad may be lower than that which would be tolerated in the UK.