Everything was explained in detail and it gave me total confidence in the staff and the procedure that I was undergoing.
About Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Not all IPL is the same when it comes to effective and long-lasting treatments. We use a top-of-the-range EXCELIGHT® which is made in the UK by Britain’s No.1 IPL and laser manufacturer, Lynton. They're so good they also supply machines to the NHS.
This means you can be assured of safe treatment, delivered by qualified & experienced medical practitioners.
Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL is one of our most popular treatments, providing long-term hair reduction and resulting in smooth and silky skin on all parts of the body. It's suitable for small specific areas such as chin, upper lip and cheeks and also larger expanses of hair such as arms, legs underarms and back. It's also recommended for areas that can be more sensitive such as ears, nose, chest and bikini line.
Our highly trained practitioners 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.
Some people worry that it might be painful, but actually, it's only 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.
Sunspots, liver spots and freckles are all examples of unwanted pigmentation that affects lots of us and are often associated with skin ageing, or overexposure to the sun (or sunbeds!).
The good news is that these freckling, pigment and age spot areas can be effectively removed or lightened with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments.
The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) system releases short pulses of filtered light which is readily absorbed by the high concentration of pigment (melanin) found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots. This light energy heats the melanin causing it to dissipate.
Rosacea & Facial Redness
Rosacea is a common skin condition which most often appears between the ages of 30 and 60 and is usually visible on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. It tends to affect more women than men, but in men it can be more severe. People with rosacea often find they suffer from facial thread veins as the skin is red and flushed. Red veins and red flushing can be a cause of real concern and distress.
There are a variety of triggers for rosacea including alcohol, stress, hot drinks, spicy foods, and sun exposure. Although there is no cure for rosacea, we can keep the symptoms under control and provide long-lasting results.
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.
People with Rosacea have many facial thread veins which dilate in response to certain triggers (see above) and stay open for longer periods of time compared to non-Rosacea sufferers. These thread veins have weaker walls and therefore do not function properly.
Intense Pulsed Light treatment has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of Rosacea. It works by a process called photothermolysis. This light therapy selectively destroys the abnormal vessels (thread veins) that cause the Rosacea effect, allowing thicker walled micro vessels to be laid down.
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