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Scars & Burns by Mr Ioannis Goutos

Laser Treatment London

Laser Treatment London

At a glance

Treatment time:

10-30 minutes, depending on the size and area of skin being treated.

Return to work:

No delay.


None or local anaesthetic cream.

Laser treatment at Goutos London refers to a group of procedures used in the treatment of a number of complaints, including reducing the appearance of skin lesions, scars, lines and wrinkles, as well as hair removal.

Laser stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’. It uses a device that contains a medium (liquid or crystal), which creates a concentrated laser beam. The wavelength of light in the laser will vary depending on the medium. Different wavelengths and laser pulse durations are better suited for treating different kinds of problems.

In general, laser treatments work through the generation of a high energy beam of light, which is directed at target cells. This means that treatment is ‘tissue selective’ and only affects the targeted areas of skin, leaving the surrounding skin largely unaffected. The light energy is used to damage or destroy the target cells within the skin to promote regeneration of new, healthy skin, or breakdown areas of scar, pigment or hair follicles. Laser treatments are non-invasive, medical therapies, meaning that they have a lower risk profile than surgical procedures, however often require repeated treatments to achieve good end results.

Mr Ioannis Goutos is a renowned London-based plastic surgeon, with extensive experience in delivering a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for his patients, including laser therapies. Mr Goutos has a keen interest in burns and scars, including difficult-to-treat lesions, and places importance on the psychosocial factors affecting his patients. He also is well placed to perform thorough pre-procedure assessments and discuss all of the appropriate options to create an individual treatment plan for each person.

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What laser treatments are there?

There are various subtypes of laser treatment, all with slightly different treatment niches. These include:

It is important that you have a full assessment of your target areas of skin and discussion of your end treatment aims to ensure that laser therapy is appropriate for you and your skin, and to decide which laser treatment will be best suited to your goals.

Laser treatments can be of benefit in reducing the appearance of:

  • Dark birth marks, such as haemangiomas or port wine stains
  • Freckles
  • Age-related dark spots
  • Sun spots
  • Scars, including atrophic, hypertophic subtypes
  • Burns
  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Warts
  • Stretch marks
  • Prominent veins such as varicose or spider veins
  • Tattoo removal
  • Hair removal

Laser procedures are quick to perform and should be undertaken by a skilled professional during an outpatient clinic appointment. The area of skin being treated with be cleaned appropriately and you will be given eye protection to wear. The laser treatment can then be applied over the skin. This can feel uncomfortable and warm; most people do not find lasers to be painful. Cooling packs can be applied before, during and after treatment to soothe the skin. Following each session, you will be given a list of warning signs to look out for, as well as advice on caring for your skin. This will include avoiding direct sun exposure and avoiding the application of any harsh or skin-irritating products.

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Frequently Asked Questions about laser treatments

We know having medical, surgical or cosmetic treatment can seem daunting and it is natural to have questions. We are here to ensure your comfort and safety at all times. If you are unable to find the answer to your questions below, then please do not hesitate to contact us so we can help.

Lasers are targeted to specific cells in the skin, which means that they generally have a good safety profile. There may be some skin redness and discomfort both during and after the treatment, which should resolve after a few days. As with any procedure, there is a risk of skin infection. This is reduced by ensuring the target area of skin is cleaned and free from active infection at the time of treatment, as well as good post-procedure skin care. In addition, lasers can sometimes cause changes in skin pigmentation.

Most people need between 3 and 6 rounds of treatment. This will depend on what they are having treated, their end goals and also their individual response to the lasers. For example, in hair removal, darker and thicker hair may take more treatments to achieve complete results.

Alternative procedures to laser treatments include needling, intense pulsed light therapy and injections.

Sometimes lasers can alter the pigmentation of the skin, so may not be suitable for individuals with darker skin tones. Although potentially helpful in reducing the appearance of scars, laser procedures may not be suitable in those who are prone to developing keloid or hypertrophic scarring. If you have concerns regarding skin tone or scarring, it is important to discuss these with your experienced specialist prior to commencing any laser treatments.

How much do laser treatments in London cost?

Laser treatment price start from £450

At Goutos London, we aim to deliver a premium service with no compromise on quality in order to deliver the best results possible for your needs.

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Whatever your condition, and whatever your health goals are, we will ensure you get a holistic, focused and bespoke service that offers you the safest options for treatment aiming for the best possible outcome.

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