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Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)

Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)

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Duration Duration
Dependant on area (full face, hands, décolletage) from 20 mins to 1 hr
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
None
Hospital stay Contraindications
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Recent sun exposure, Skin type IV and above (Fitzpatrick scale), Skin disease (active acne, eczema, psoriasis or cold sores) on the area to be treated, Anyone who is on 'Roaccutane' (or finished a course less than 6 months ago)
Downtime Downtime
Very little, unless any bruising (rarely) occurs
Results Final Result
IPL can be used to stimulate collagen and elastin production and also reduce appearance of redness caused by broken capillaries, sun spots or pigmentation resulting in the skin not only appearing more even in tone but also firmer and smoother in texture
Suitable for Suitable for
This treatment is ideally suited for lighter skin types of any age over 18 desiring the above ‘Final Result’
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IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a technology where light is converted into heat energy. The process, called photo rejuvenation, allows the light waves to target colour particles such as haemoglobin in broken capillaries and melanin in sun spots and freckles. IPL improves the appearance of sun damaged skin by removing age/sun spots, and redness caused by broken vessels. IPL can be used on any isolated body areas such as the full face, the hands or décolletage.

The heat triggers an anti-inflammatory response in the tissues stimulating a collagen and elastin production, resulting in the skin not only appearing more even in tone but also firmer and smoother in texture.

Top 5 FAQs for Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)

What is Photorejuvenation?
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Photo rejuvenation (or Photofacial) is a non-invasive skin health and restoration process that uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to reduce some of the damage inflicted on your skin from sun, aging and other conditions such as Rosacea. The technology utilises a broad spectrum of light (IPL) which reaches deep down within the skin, targeting pigment and vascular imperfections. It treats skin damage without disrupting the skin surface, hence no 'down time'. The goals of therapy are a more even skin colour and texture. The IPL can not only treat the imperfections on the face but also other areas such as the neck, chest and hands.

What is IPL?
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IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a technology where light is converted into heat energy. The process, called photo-rejuvenation, allows the light waves to target colour particles such as haemoglobin in broken capillaries and melanin in sun spots and freckles. IPL can therefore improve the appearance of sun damaged skin by removing age/sun spots, and redness caused by broken vessels. IPL can be used on any isolated body areas such as the full face, the hands or décolletage.

How does IPL treatment work?
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A broad spectrum of light is emitted onto the skin through a hand piece. The light penetrates the tissues without injuring the skin’s surface, and is absorbed by the pigment in the spots and blood vessels when treating vascular lesions. Pigmented areas slowly come to the skin’s surface and shed, whereas vascular lesions are dissipated into the lymphatic system for excretion. Furthermore the heat generated from the IPL treatment triggers an anti-inflammatory response in the tissues stimulating a collagen and elastin production, resulting in the skin not only appearing more even in tone but also firmer and smoother in texture.

Is IPL the same as a laser?
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No, IPL is different. IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). The results are not as dramatic as ablative laser resurfacing where the top layers of the skin( both the dermis and epidermis) are injured or shed to produce a much more noticeable and visible overall outcome. The advantage of IPL therapy is its minimal downtime - a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and return to work immediately afterwards.

Am I suitable for IPL?
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This treatment is ideally suited for lighter skin types. The practitioner will assess suitability during the consultation. It is important that the patient does not have any sun exposure for 4 weeks prior and post treatment. Application of a high sun factor cream of SPF30 or SPF50 is highly recommended during the treatment regime.

Price Information

From £250

1 Treatment £250, 3 Treatments (price based on full face) a consultation is necessary

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