IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a light therapy that uses flash lamp technology to deliver a small bandwidth of intense light into the dermis of the skin.
Advanced Skin Rejuvenation
IPL treats skin pigmentation, resulting in clearer, fresher skin. As a bonus, IPL is also a collagen stimulant which builds the elasticity of the skin.
Treat Age Spots, Pigmentation & Broken Veins
The particular wavelengths of the light delivered (blues and reds) is especially good for treating age spots, pigmented changes and broken veins. It can treat anywhere on the body (legs, arms, hands, neck, décolletage), but is most commonly used on the face.
Watch How IPL Works
Even Tone for Everybody
IPL is useful for everybody, with or without age spots. It is excellent for evening out tone and is especially good in the winter when sunbathing is less common. We usually add it on to most packages offered.
How does IPL work?
The intense energy of the light penetrates the skin to a precise depth. This causes anything with the targeted pigment to heat up. In the case of melanin, the granules, which have formed into large deposits over years of sun damage, shatter into smaller pieces. This happens in all directions and can be seen at treatment as a darkening of the pigmented areas. The smaller granules of melanin pigment are then either carried away in the blood stream or, if they rise to the surface of the skin, are simply washed off.
Blood vessels & collagen
In the case of superficial visible blood vessels (known as broken veins), the energy delivered to the blood vessels causes them to coagulate and close off, stopping the blood flowing through them and, effectively obliterating the blood vessel. It then simply disappears. IPL also causes breakdown of older collagen in the dermis. This is a strong stimulant of new collagen production so the net result is an overall increase in collagen content. This result becomes apparent after about a month after the treatment.
There is very little down time with this treatment. That said, in cases of multiple age spots, you will look more pigmented for a day or two. Because the skin isn’t broken, makeup can be used immediately.
We give you a recovery cream away with you to use for the first couple of days.
As with all advanced light therapies, there is always a risk of burning. For this reason, we do not treat if there is a history of sun bed use (or fake tan use) in the 3 weeks before treatment. When in doubt, we do a small patch test before the full treatment.
£150 for each full treatment (including hands). If legs are included, add £50.