Birthmark Removal in Bristol

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We provide industry-leading birthmark removal using state-of-the-art lasers

Conveniently located in Central Bristol near the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Harbour

Your Trusted Birthmark Removal Clinic in Bristol

Birthmarks can be distressing and can erode a person’s self esteem – especially if they’re in a visible place such as the face. Birthmark removal with laser technology can offer a safe & effective solution. Our dermatology experts in Bristol will assess your birthmark and build a tailored programme of treatments to help you get the very best results.

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Most advanced
laser technology available

Interest FREE
credit available

Safe and effective,
even on the face and
sensitive areas

Price
From £335

Frequently Asked Questions

How does laser birthmark removal work?

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The laser we use for your treatment depends upon the type and colour of birthmark you have and this will be confirmed at your consultation.

If you have a vascular birthmark, we will use a Pulse Dye Laser, which works by emitting a beam of laser light to heat up the faulty blood vessels that form the birthmark. This causes the blood vessels to collapse and stop blood from flowing into the area, which fades the birthmark.

A laser called a ND Yag Laser is used for pigmented birthmarks. The energy emitted by the laser beam breaks down the cluster of built-up pigment cells into tiny fragments, which are then taken away naturally by the body’s immune system, causing the birthmark to fade.

Is birthmark removal safe?

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Birthmark removal at sk:n is completely safe and is only carried out by medical doctors in clinical environments. We work to strict protocols and have access to some of the UK’s leading doctors and dermatologists.

The laser energy is selectively targeted to the faulty blood vessels or built-up pigment cells only, meaning that surrounding tissues are not affected and there is no lasting damage to the skin. Lasers have been used to remove birthmarks for years, and we will ensure that the laser settings are safe and effective for your skin.

Can I have a birthmark removed anywhere on my body?

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sk:n’s birthmark removal treatment is suitable and safe on any area of the body or face. Extra caution is needed when treating birthmarks on the skin around the eye area, and your suitability for treatment will be assessed at your consultation.

Is birthmark removal painful?  

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Some patients with sensitive skin worry that this will be a problem, but with the use of anaesthetic cream, almost anyone can comfortably undergo laser therapy to remove unwanted birthmarks.

In more sensitive areas, birthmark removal is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. You may experience some redness and bruising in the area following treatment, but once this subsides you will see a permanent fading of your birthmark.

Is Birthmark Removal For Me?

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Some patients with sensitive skin worry that this will be a problem, but with the use of anaesthetic cream, almost anyone can comfortably undergo laser therapy to remove unwanted birthmarks.

How many treatments will I need to remove my birthmark and how often?

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You will typically need about four to six laser treatments as part of your birthmark removal, although this can vary from birthmark to birthmark, some needing more or less than others. Treatments should be carried out six to eight weeks apart, giving your skin time to heal fully before it is treated again. Your practitioner will discuss your individual treatment needs with you, including expected number of treatments and treatment intervals depending on your type of birthmark.

Do I need to be referred by the NHS?

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NHS referral is not necessary to undergo treatment at sk:n, and unless your doctor feels there is a medical reason not to remove your birthmark , we are happy to remove your birthmark for cosmetic reasons. We understand how this skin condition can cause low self esteem, and remove birthmarks for a lot of clients who cannot receive the treatment on the NHS. 

When is the best time to have treatment?

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The younger you are when you start treating a birthmark, the more effective treatment will be and the fewer sessions are typically needed. There is also less risk of a birthmark coming back if treated early.

How Will I Feel During Treatment?

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Although we can use anaesthetic creams to ease any discomfort, this is very rarely necessary. The vast majority of patients find this treatment perfectly tolerable, with some describing the feeling of the laser as a flicking sensation against the skin.

Why do I need multiple treatments?

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In order for the laser to be used safely on larger birthmarks, we cannot target everything during one treatment. The light energy will be absorbed by some parts more than others and these will be more responsive on your next treatment. For smaller birthmarks, you might need just one treatment.

Does birthmark removal leave scars?

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Laser treatment causes the breakdown of your birthmark over the course of several treatments, and doesn’t leave any scars as a result.

How long does it take to heal after birthmark removal?

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Your practitioner will also provide you with full aftercare instructions and you will be able to leave the clinic as soon as your anaesthetic wears off. Complications are rare and you may notice some slight temporary bruising or whitening at the area, which indicates that the laser is having its lightening effect on the birthmark. This soon fades, and you will notice the birthmark fading along with it.

What Happens After Removing Birthmarks?

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You may notice some slight temporary bruising or whitening at the area, and this is to be expected as it indicates that the laser is having its lightening effect on the birthmark. This soon fades, and you will notice the birthmark fading along with it. Scarring is not generally a side effect of birthmark removal. 

How much does birthmark removal cost?

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Birthmark removal treatment at sk:n costs from £335 per treatment, exact costs will be confirmed after a consultation with a doctor who will assess your birthmark.

Arrange a Consultation

One of our friendly sk:n advisors will contact you to answer any questions you may have and help you on your sk:n journey.

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Bristol Clifton Whiteladies Road Opening Times

Monday

12:00 - 20:00

Tuesday

12:00 - 20:00

Wednesday

12:00 - 20:00

Thursday

12:00 - 20:00

Friday

10:00 - 18:00

Saturday

9:00 - 17:00

Sunday

10:00 - 16:00

Clinic Address

2 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD

 

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Finding Us

 

BY ROAD

Please allow extra time for city centre traffic. BRISTOL From M4 Junction 19 – Take the M32 into Bristol.
At the end of the M32 the road will split into two and you will need to head for signs for Clifton or the Bristol Royal Infirmary (hospital). Go past the Bristol Royal Infirmary which should be on your right hand side (B4051) and follow the road until the road splits into two, then stay in the right hand lane where the road will bend sharply around to the right and will bring you into Clifton Triangle. This road is one way only. As you go through the traffic lights you will see a grand looking building with a fountain outside the front. This is the Victoria Rooms. If you are facing the Victoria Rooms we are on the right hand side of this building. From M5 Junction 17 – Take the A4018 “Cribbs Causeway” towards The Mall Shopping Centre. Follow signs for Bristol Zoo (but do not turn off for the Zoo or Suspension Bridge) and take the A4018 “Westbury Road”. Stay on the A4018 to City Centre, to Blackboy Hill and the top of “Whiteladies Road”.  The clinic shares it’s post code with a road at the back of the clinic called Sunderland place and can therefore cause confusion when using a sat nav.

BY RAIL

From Bristol Temple Meads Station, we are approximately 15 minutes by taxi.

CAR PARKING

There are three pay and display parking bays outside the clinic. The first 30mins are free, though you will still need a ticket, thereafter the charge is £1 per hour for a maximum of three hours. There is additional parking available at the West End Multi storey car park signposted as you come off Queens Road.

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