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consulting in London and Devon

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Lasers & IPL have been standard dermatology practice since the mid 1990’s. The technology continues to change allowing for safer, less painful and more effective treatments. Training and experience are extremely important. Consultant dermatologists are well placed to deliver safe and effect laser and IPL treatments because of their in-depth knowledge of normal and damaged skin.


Professional Experience in Lasers and IPLs
Consultant dermatologists managing medical, surgical and cosmetic skin problems since 2000. Director of the South West Skin Laser Centre, Nuffield Hospital, Exeter. 2001-08. This was the former regional NHS skin laser treatment centre. Clinical Director of Medical Lasers at Exeter Medical 2008-date Combined laser (non-ablative & ablative) and IPL service for NHS (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset) & private patients including children. Lead laser clinician at London Skin & Hair Clinic 2014-date Combined laser (non-ablative & ablative) and IPL service for private patients. Member of the British Medical Laser Association Member of the European Laser Association Member of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

Laser Publications
Downs AMR, Rickard A, Palmer J. Laser treatment of benign pigmented lesions in children – effective long-term benefits of the Q-switched fd Nd:YAG and LP Alexandrite lasers.
Pediatr Dermatol 2004; 21:88-90
Downs AMR, Palmer J. Hair removal laser for the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease. J Cosmetic Laser Ther 2002; 4:91
Downs AMR, Bower CB, Oliver DA, Stone CA. Methyl aminolevulinate-photodynamic therapy for actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma in situ and superficial basal cell carcinoma employing a square wave intense pulsed light device for photoactivation. Br J Dermatol 2009; 161:189-190


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Professional Services Offered by Dr Downs in Exeter or Central London
1. Laser tattoo removal
2. Laser or IPL hair removal
3. Laser or IPL removal of thread veins or pigmented blemishes
4. Laser or IPL treatment for melasma Photorejuvination CO2 and non-ablative fractionating lasers for scars and rejuvenation (Exeter)
5. Erb:YAG fractionating or ablative laser for scar revision and rejuvenation (London)
6. Photodynamic Therapy for sun damage and early skin cancers


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