How to treat pigmentation and sun damage

Pigmentation treatment at UberSkin Laser Clinic

Pigmentation can be caused by several factors including the sun, hormones and medication. Pigmentation will therefore respond differently to different kinds of treatment.

The most common types of pigmentation we see, would be sun spots, also known as age spots and melasma.

So how can we treat the pigmentation?

We can use a combination of chemical peels, prescription products and lasers.

We use our PicoSure laser with its Focus Lens to treat pigmentation, including melasma. There is more pressure than heat as heat can cause melasma to become worse.

The burst of energy of the Focus Lens, breaks down pigment while simultaneously revitalising the skin, by stimulating collagen, elastin and mucin.

Sun damage and pigmentation treated at UberSkin laser Clinic

This is a lovely example of how we used our PicoSure laser to break down our patients’s pigment, while stimulating the skin to repair and regenerate. As you can see our patient’s skin tone and texture improved after 3 sessions of treatment.

Your first and most important step in preventing pigmentation due to sun damage, is to use a daily moisturiser with a built in SPF. A good mineral sunscreen will do the trick.

Pigmentation Treatment with PicoSure
PicoSure Pigmentation Treatment

This is another lovely treatment result achieved with a PicoSure laser. Our colleagues at The Richmond Skin and Laser Centre in Australia, kindly gave us their patient’s picture to share with you.

As you can see our PicoSure laser is ideal for all skin types and is safe and gentle enought to use, irrespective of age.

If you would like to see how our clinicians can help you, please feel free to contact us: hello@

Lip liner and lip tattoos

Lip tattoos can look great, when it’s done correctly. But what happens, if your lip liner or lip tattoo didn’t turn out great?

Semi permanent make removal at UberSkin

The most common complaint that we get, are from patients who feel the lip liner is too bright or that the lipliner has gone beyond the lipline.

So what can we do?

We can certainly help to remove your lipliner. Lips are an exceptionally sensitive and delicate area to treat. Our clinicians take great care with your treatment to ensure you are comfortable.

Have a look at these great results achieved with our PicoSure laser. No burning, no scarring. No downtime.

Semi permanent make up removal at UberSkin
Lipliner removal at UberSkin
Semi permanent make removal at UberSkin
Lipliner removal at UberSkin

Have a chat with one of our clinicians to see how they can help you.

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Indian ink tattoos are easy to remove

So why are Indian Ink tattoos so easy to remove at UberSkin ?

What are Indian Ink tattoos? PicoSure removes Indian ink tattoos in 1-3 sessions

Indian Ink tattoos are done with a pot of ink, and needle and thread. I should probably say “were done”, because many of today’s kids probably wouldn’t recognise a pot of “quink”.

This Indian ink procedure usually happens over a kitchen table or in someone’s garage or quickly in science class, because the science teacher is looking away🙂. So as you can see it’s an amateur tattoo, which is placed very superficially in the skin. 

Due to the pure nature of these tattoos and where it’s done, the stories associated with it, are mostly very funny. There’s a quirky and secretive side to it, so not to be caught out.

Who has Indian ink tattoos?

I have to say I haven’t seen any patients in their twenties or even early 30’s who has requested a removal of an Indain ink tattoo. So I would say our patients, literally are in their late thirties right into their 70’s. 

Many of our older patients never knew they could have their Indian ink tattoo removed, yet it is a simple and virtually painless procedure to have it removed. One to three sessions, with a PicoSure Laser, usually does the trick.

How much pain does it cause to remove an Indian Ink tattoo?

Because the Indian Ink tattoo is very superficial in the skin, we can use a setting that is comfortable and because we cool the skin down, that’s what our patients feel – the cold. So you won’t have to be concerned that we’ll put grandma or grandpa through the wringer to get their Indian Ink tattoos off.

Our PicoSure laser is the most comfortable laser to have your tattoos removed. 

What’s the response to having the Indian Ink tattoo removed?

Our patients are usually pretty surprised to find that most of the ink is gone after their first treatment session and wondered why they took so long to remove it. 

To be honest, unless your grandma or grandpa is internet savvy, they probably won’t know that we can help them.  We do find that sometimes, it’s the children or granchildren that contact us on behalf of a parent or grandparent to help them achieve that goal.

When can we remove their Indian Ink tattoos?

Any time. So, it’s never too late to have an old Indian ink tattoo removed.  Contact us to see what we can do for you. 


Holiday tattoo – what do I do?

Holiday tattoos

What do you do with THAT holiday tattoo. Holiday tattoos are just that – a holiday tattoo, tattoo regret, PicoSure laser tattoo removal , Derry, Northern Ireland tattoo done while in the holiday spirit –  in a moment of joy, freedom, happiness, madness… You will remember why you had it done😊

Some tattoos can be kept, while others…. Well… Sometimes reality kicks in the day after or when you arrive home and you realise that your tattoo, was not such a great idea and you regret what you had done.

We know you are panicking…..

Here is what you should do with your questionnable holiday tattoo..

  1. Stop… Yes we really mean stop. But don’t panic (more) because panic will make the tattoo thing a whole lot worse.
  2. Think…. Is it really that bad that you have to have it removed or could you get a cover up?
  3. Wait….. at least 6 weeks before doing anything more to your skin                     ….Use this time (6 weeks) to think some more and either contact a reputable tattoo artist if you are going for a cover up or a reputable clinic to remove your tattoo. Or maybe, just maybe your tattoo will be growing on you.

Why do you have to wait?

We know about the panic that sets in when you realise your holiday tattoo is not so cool. Reality kicks in big time, especially if it’s a tattoo that you are embarrassed about or the location on your body was not the best place where you could have had a tattoo.

What will your parents say? What will your mates say? Even though your skin looks healed on the top, a natural skin cycle is approximately 6 weeks and your skin is working pretty hard underneath, to restore itself. Have anything done too soon and you could end up with permanent scars.

What we would like you to know, is that we have heard and seen it all before. So there is no need to be embarrassed. We will give you advice on how and when to go ahead with treatment, if it is suitable.

So if you are one of those people wanting to have your tattoo removed, then contact us to arrange your free consultation and we will discuss all your options.








Laser Tattoo Removal and Scarring


Laser tattoo removal and scarring are two things that do not UberSkin PicoSure tattoo removal, acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment, Derry, Northern Ireland
necessarily have to go together.Will laser tattoo removal scar my skin? A frequent question asked and very relevant at that.

Many of our patients, seeking laser tattoo removal do have visible scars under their tattoo. Equally we have patients who do not have any scars and want to be reassured of our laser tattoo removal process. They are rightly concerned that we may be causing more scarring when we remove their tattoo.


Laser tattoo removal and scarring – does laser tattoo removal cause scarring?

Laser tattoo removal in itself, should not cause scarring, when the correct laser technology is used by qualified practitioners. We are fortunately able to assure you that our PicoSure laser does not cause scarring nor does it make scarring worse.

Equally we see many patients, who have been treated within medical facilities, with earlier generation q-switched lasers, who have no scars due to the clinic’s specialised laser technology and practitioner expertise.

Laser tattoo removal and scarring Why do patients have scars?

We are talking about visible scarring and not slight textural changes to the skin which can be associated with either having the tattoo done or removed. These are the most common causes of the scarring we see in our patients seeking treatment:

  1. Scarring associated with tattoo removal – laser, salabrasion, surgery
  2. Scarring associated with the time tattoo was done – very rare
  3. Scarring due to an injury

How to minimise the chance of scarring

What you can do:

  1. Seek out a registered and reputable laser clinic – laser clinics source their lasers from specialised medical laser companies
  2. Contact the clinic and ask questions about your treatment
  3. Follow the home care instructions your laser practitioner provides to protect your skin

What we do:

  1. We invested in PicoSure – one of the most advanced lasers currently available, which uses a PressureWave to break down your ink
  2. We do a patch test to determine the most appropriate setting for your treatment
  3. Our experienced clinicians are qualified and registered to provide laser tattoo removal
  4. We work in conjunction with other registered laser clinics, should you require a referral

If you have questions about laser tattoo removal or scarring associated with the procedure, give us a call on 07437377244 and we will do our best to help you.







Laser Tattoo Removal Clinician at UberSkin – Dr Eldred Julius

Laser Tattoo Removal Clinician Dr Eldred Julius Picosure laser tattoo removal, derry, northern ireland, ireland

We are delighted to welcome Dr Julius to our team at UberSkin as a laser clinician.

Dr Eldred Julius is a very experienced dentist, who has a special interest in implants, TMJ disorders and diagnosis and treatment of facial pain. Here at UberSkin he will bring his clinical skills as a fully trained and qualified laser practitioner to our patients.


Laser Tattoo Removal Training

His Picosure laser training, was done under the watchful eye of the clinical director of Cynosure, Kelly Harding. His clinical background as a dentist, will be of great value to our patients at UberSkin, as we take our patient’s full medical history into account before undertaking their laser tattoo removal treatment.

UberSkin PicoSure tattoo removal, acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment, Derry, Northern IrelandDr Julius feels strongly that laser tattoo removal should be provided in a safe and trusting environment. The PicoSure laser is one of most advanced lasers currently available in the world. The safety aspects of PicoSure, is what attracted him to be trained on this specific device.

He is well aware that tattoos are not just ink, but has meaningful reasons behind it and meaningful reasons why patients have them removed.

Dr Julius is delighted to be joining the UberSkin team and will start seeing patients in the near future.

More about Dr Julius…..

He was born in South Africa.

He qualified as a dentist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1999.

He plays golf in his spare time.

He barbeques come rain, shine or even snow!







Tattoo Removal – Jason

UberSkin PicoSure safe Laser Tattoo Removal, Derry Northern IrelandJason recently asked me to remove a tattoo from his right arm.

You now have the opportunity to see in depth what the process entails… Keep an eye on the date to see when his story is updated.

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Pigmentation – an overview

Pigmentation is a concern that affects men and women, and women are affected, more than men.

The interesting aspect of this, is that most people think only women wear make up to camouflage skin irregularities on the face. But men are getting more savvy in using make up as well – more on this is another blog.

Let’s get back to pigments and pigmentation……

Pigments, called melanin give your skin its natural skin colour.

We all naturally have different amounts of melanin or pigment in our skin, which give us 6 different skin types, known as Fitzpatrick skin types I-VI.

skin types, pigmentation, pigmentation treatment at UberSkin, Obagi medical products, Dr Michelle Lyners, Derry, Ireland

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can be too much or too little. What’s the difference?


Hypopigmentation occurs when you have areas, on your skin, that is less pigmented than your overall natural skin tone, like Vitiligo.

Today I am going to concentrate on….

Hyperpigmentation – generally people referred to it, as ‘pigmentation’.

What is it?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when you have an overproduction of melanin or pigment in your melanocytes, in certain areas of your skin.

What is the cause?

There are several factors that can contribute to an increased production of melanin such as:

  • Sun exposure
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medication
  • Iron overload
  • Medical conditions
  • And stress and environmental factors are also being mentioned as a contributing factor.

What does uneven pigmentation look like?

Uneven pigmentation can appear on any part of your body. But, people see your face. FIRST. That is how people recognise you.

Your pigmentation can appear as uneven patches on your upper lip, cheeks or forehead. You could have a combination of of these areas on your face. It’s that first impression that you would like to be comfortable with and that’s where we would like to help.

How can you treat pigmentation?

The best approach to treating pigmentation, is to have a combination of treatments, such as topical applications, prescription medication, chemical peels, light or laser therapy. These treatments, co-ordinated over time, between you and your clinician, can provide a long term improvement and solution to your pigmentation problem.

Interested in this treatment? Call us on +44 74 37377 244 or 028 7114 0021 and we can discuss your specific requirements and desired outcomes.

Registered Laser Tattoo Removal Service

Registered laser tattoo removal service in Northern Ireland

Are you having your tattoo removed by a registered laser tattoo removal service? How do you know and why is it important?

Every laser tattoo removal service in Northern Ireland, has to be registered with RQIA. RQIA is the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. They inspect, register and regulate all clinics, studios and hospitals that provide a laser tattoo removal service.

Why is it important to know if you are treated within a registered laser tattoo removal service?

  • The person treating you is trained to the appropriate level
  • The equipment is safe and working properly
  • The treatment protocols are set up by a medical doctor
  • The premises is inspected and deemed as a safe environment for you to be in

How do you know whether you are treated by a registered laser tattoo removal service?

Look for this sign –

Registered laser tattoo removal service





Who can display this sign? Only a premises that passed a rigorous inspection for quality and safety and has a registration number with RQIA is allowed to display this sign of quality assurance.

Now, some business do not display this sign, but they will clearly state that they are registered with RQIA. Why? Because any tattoo removal service who is willing to be inspected, do so, because they have gone to the trouble of being appropriately trained and invested in equipment that is safe to use.

There are several registered laser tattoo removal services in Northern Ireland. Some are based in clinics, others in hospitals, while some tattoo removal services are very closely associated with tattoo studios and will clearly show that they are registered. Irrespective of where the tattoo removal service is located, if they are registered, then they have done so, because they care about the service they provide to you.

The most important thing to remember is that a tattoo removal laser in the wrong hands, can cause immeasurable and often irreversible damage to your skin. Why run the risk?

For your own safety and peace of mind, make sure you only seek out a registered laser tattoo removal service here in Northern Ireland.





Tattoo Removal for Brides

PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal for Brides

Congratulations!!! We love your ring! You must be on cloud nine, knowing your UberSkin Picosure safe laser tattoo removal, Derry, Northern Irelandpartner proposed! Now you can start arranging everything, from the venue to your dream wedding dress. The last thing on your mind at this moment in time, is the tattoo you had a few years ago.

Your tattoo has been an expression of yourself.  If you love your tattoo, then you will showcase it on your wedding day. Or you might be realising that your tattoo is not in the perfect spot for your perfect wedding dress.

Well, we would like you to design your wedding dress with YOU in mind. Not your tattoo. Don’t let a decision you made years ago, limit your options of what you are going to wear on your wedding day.

Removing your tattoo

Laser tattoo removal is a very effective method to remove tattoo ink.

Our clinic offers PicoSure laser tattoo removal:

  • PicoSure is fastest tattoo removal laser on the market
  • It’s more comfortable
  • More effective
  • Requires less appointments 
  • Has a faster recovery than older generation lasers

Make up..

Make up artists say that if you want to camouflage a deeply coloured tattoo on the day of your wedding, then they have to keep a balance between covering your tattoo and not blemishing your dress. It is difficult to completely cover the tattoo, but with specialist make up, they are able to get a pretty good result.

When to speak to us…

Laser tattoo removal requires time. We would recommend contacting us to discuss your requirements soon after your engagement. Well the sooner, the better. It takes approximately 3-8 sessions, spaced 8 weeks apart to remove a professional tattoo. And even if you waited until the last moment, hopefully your tattoo removal session will sufficiently fade your tattoo and with the help of a fairy make up artist, no one will know any better. 

Get your free tattoo removal guide….

Click on ‘Contact Us” and fill in “Wedding” in the subject line and we will send you, our complimentary tattoo removal guide to help you prepare for your big day.


UberSkin PicoSure tattoo removal for brides, Derry, Londonderry

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