IPL ‘laser’ cosmetic skin treatments
IPL Photorejuvenation treatment offers an effective solution for many common skin concerns, including pigmentation, thread veins/broken capillaries, enlarged/open pores, loss of elasticity, rosacea and lines & wrinkles. As we age, several factors influence how our skin changes. Collagen cells break down and renewal slows, blood vessels can weaken and leak causing broken capillaries and redness and sun damage accelerates ageing and creates pigment/liver spots. Treatment of these conditions with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is low complication, non-invasive and effective, working with your body’s natural processes. Light from the IPL lamp is attracted to pigment in the skin (the red colour of blood and the brown colour in pigmentation), creating heat which breaks down the imperfection. The heat also stimulates the production of new collagen, which gives skin a plump, youthful appearance.
All areas of the body can be treated, with the most popular being areas that tend to suffer most sun exposure: the face, décolletage/chest and hands. A detailed consultation will first determine your skin treatment plan, and establish your suitability for photo-rejuvenation, including a patch test. Most people notice an improvement after a single treatment but more serious conditions will require a course of at least 3. Because of the natural collagen re-generation cycle, full benefits are visible 8-12 weeks after treatment, after which yearly maintenance is recommended.
Initial consultation and patch test 30 min: £30
Face and neck rejuvenation 45 mins £60 ; Course of 6 £300
Thread vein/broken capillaries, small area: from £35
Combining IPL with pigmentation-fighting Vitamin C, this facial breaks down freckles, age spots and underlying pigmentation: £80 ; Course of 6 £400