Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL

Not all IPL machines are the same when it comes to hair removal or pigment and redness treatments. We use a top-of-the range EXCELIGHT® which is made in the UK by Brittain’s No.1 IPL and laser manufacturer, Lynton. They also supply machines to the NHS.

You can therefore be assured of safe treatment, delivered by qualified & experienced medical practitioners.

Hair Removal

Our expert practitioners are medically trained and will always carry out a test patch on your skin to ensure you are suitable for the treatment. They will never begin IPL hair removal without this important safety step.

You may experience mild discomfort during the treatment (like being flicked with an elastic band). Immediately after treatment, the area will be pink but there is no downtime.

A course of treatments should be carried out at four to six weekly intervals.  The number of treatments needed will vary between patients, depending on skin colour, hair colour, area and amount of hair you need to reduce.

The hair is usually significantly reduced after 6 treatments. IPL hair removal offers a permanent reduction in hair growth and any hair that does grow back tends to be finer, lighter and softer.

Pigment Removal

Before & After IPL

The Excelight IPL system is also great for:

  • Pigmentation, e.g. age spots and sun spots
  • Facial redness & tread veins
  • Vascular skin lesions
  • Wrinkles & to improve skin texture
  • Skin tightening

Treatment for redness

Before & After IPL

No more ingrown hairs:
IPL hair removal can vastly reduce the need for shaving and waxing. This helps to prevent the problems of ingrown hairs, shaving rash and stubble.

Save time and money:
A  course of IPL hair removal may mean that you never have to wax or shave again – saving time and money in the long run.

Skin tone and texture improvements:
Shaving or waxing can really take its toll on the skin causing uneven texture and pigment problems. IPL hair removal takes those problems away!

IPL is best when used on the lighter sin types (Types 1-3 on the Fitzpatrick scale):

Type 1: always burns, never tans (pale, freckles).
Type 2: usually burns, minimal tanning.
Type 3: sometimes burns mildly, tans uniformly.
Type 4: burns minimally, always tans well (moderate brown).
Type 5: very rarely burns, tans very easily (dark brown).
Type 6: Never burns (deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown).

Spider veins and thread veins are commonly found on the face and can develop in anyone at any age. 

What are facial thread veins?

Facial thread veins are tiny blood vessels that run close to the skin surface. They appear when blood vessels become enlarged which cause the veins to appear broken. The proper medical term for them is telangiectasia.

What are the causes of facial thread veins?

There are lots of causes of facial thread veins including exposure to the sun, changes in weather,  excess alcohol consumption, hormone changes, or they can simply be as a result of your genes. People with rosacea often suffer from facial thread veins as the skin is red and flushed.

Patient Feedback

‘ Everything was explained in detail and it gave me total confidence in the staff and the procedure that I was undergoing.’

‘Very friendly and what a lovely environment to have treatments’

‘Really listen to your concerns. Appreciated not being advised necessarily for the most expensive option. Treatment geared to individual needs. Initial consultation informative and not rushed. Very pleasant and helpful staff.’

* We publish ALL of our feedback – anonymously to protect patient confidentiality

treatment time

30-60 minutes

recovery time

1-2 days

number of treatments

2-6

how long does it last

often permanently

course of treatment

yes

approximate cost

from £50