IPL Laser Treatments

IPL Photorejuvenation

In our dedicated laser suite, we have installed the Lumenis M22 IPL laser for the treatment of over 30 skin conditions and hair removal. This laser technology gives excellent results across a wide range of skin conditions including:

Redness

Red facial marks, for example, due to acne, rosacea, thread veins, angiomasisible.

Skin Toning

Leg and Face Thread Vein Removal

Thread veins, or spider veins, are very small veins which can be seen on the skin as thin bluish-red lines and often appear on the face and legs. Whilst thread veins do not cause any symptoms or pain, their visibility can cause distress and insecurity in those affected. Our advanced laser technology is able to provide a highly effective treatment which yields quick and permanent results. Thread veins occur naturally but their appearance can be exacerbated by several common factors including age, overexposure to the sun, pregnancy and rosacea (skin redness)

What are the potential side-effects of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers do come with some temporary side effects which generally occur in the immediate aftermath of receiving the injections. These may include slight redness, bruising or swelling but will subside after several days. This is applies to all dermal fillers, including lip and cheek enhancements.

Increased pigmentation, for example due to sun spots

Sun Damage (Photo-ageing)

Our IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology gently and effectively minimises the appearance of sun damage, discolouration, facial thread veins and conditions such as rosacea. Most people can safely receive IPL but a consultation with your healthcare professional is always recommended to understand how the process works and manage expectations in terms of results.

How does this work?

This IPL process uses broad spectrum light to target the problem area, penetrating the tissues with heat. The body then removes these tissues by natural process, while simultaneously prompting collagen and elastic fibre stimulation. The result, is a dramatic improvement of skin tone and overall appearance.

Where on the body can IPL be used?

IPL Photo-rejuvenation can be used on the face, neck, chest and hands.

What happens during treatment?

Once this course of treatment is agreed upon, your initial treatment should last approx. 20-30 mins. Cold gel will be applied to the area of concern and you will be provided with goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light. There may be a slight stinging sensation throughout and some patients do report some redness immediately following treatment,. However, this usually dissipates quickly and you may apply make-up and resume daily activities.

Following treatment

There is no downtime with IPL Photo-rejuvenation and you may resume daily activities immediately following treatment, including make-up application. Typically, we would advise patients to remain out of direct sunlight for several days following treatment and apply sunscreen to protect the treated area.

IPL Laser Hair Reduction

The benefits of this treatment include;

  • Safe Treatment that permanently reduces hair growth
  • Experience visible reduction after first treatment.

The Lumenis IPL Hair Removal treatment, offers a solution to permanently reduce hair growth. As with Photo-rejuvenation, these controlled pulses of light are applied on the selected area and are absorbed by the hair follicles under the skin. The follicles absorb heat from the light which damage the follicle and eliminate potential for hair regrowth, whilst maintain the health of surrounding tissues.

Prior to treatment

Before treating the selected area, care must be taken to closely shave the area being treated. This allows the laser to focus on the follicle below the skin surface and improve overall results. We would advise patients not to wax or use depilatory creams to get rid of unwanted hair as these can completely remove hair root from the follicle meaning the laser has no hair root to target. Patients are also advised to refrain from tanning and the application of fake tan prior to treatment.

What happens during treatment?

As with photorejuvenation, cold gel is applied to the skin and as light pulses are administered, you may feel moderate stinging or heat. As the gel is removed following treatment, much of the hair comes away with it while the remaining hair in the treated area, will shed over the following several weeks.

How many sessions are required?

The IPL hair removal treatment is generally recommended in courses of four to six sessions to achieve the best long-term results. Many report significant hair reduction after just one session.

Following Treatment

You may experience some redness and swelling of the area immediately following treatment. This is a positive indication that the hair follicles have responded to the laser treatment. Although you may resume normal activities straight away, we do advise remaining out of direct sunlight for several days and applying sunscreen for added protection.