Up to 30 minutes
IPL skin rejuvenation is a popular non-invasive treatment used to improve many skin conditions, with no downtime. As we age, our skin reflects damage from the sun, lifestyle factors and wear and tear of daily life. At Medical Cosmetic Service, I can safely and effectively address these issues with IPL. Treatments are carried out in a clinical environment by myself. I have over 10 years experience in IPL and laser treatments and have been certified in the safety of these treatments. I have a 100% safety record. For my patients, safety is their key concern, and I am able to reassure them of the safety protocol I use. I am keen to make the treatment as comfortable as possible and use a special cooling machine on the skin. Most clinics would not have this facility.
IPL can take as little as 10 minutes giving you time to get on with your day. It is an effective treatment for sun damaged skin, acne scarring, pigmentation, redness and rosacea as well as open pores. Face, neck, décolleté and hands are popular target areas.
Treatments are available at my clinic at Sevenfields Dental and Health Centre, Woodcutters Mews, Swindon, SN25 4AU
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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology delivers hundreds of different wavelengths of light. These different wavelengths are selectively absorbed by different tissue, allowing a variety of skin conditions to be treated with no downtime. It can rejuvenate and resurface the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, leaving your skin more radiant and younger looking. It can reduce the appearance of age spots, freckles and superficial hyperpigmentation resulting in a more even skin tone. IPL can reduce the appearance of redness associated with rosacea, threadveins /spider veins resulting in a more even skin colour.
With each pulse of light energy, heat is emitted to the target area (e.g. blood vessels in the case of a vascular lesion or melanin in the case of pigmented lesions). This heat damages the target cells whilst leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. These damaged cells move towards the surface of the skin and sloth off in the case of the pigmented blemishes or are then gradually reabsorbed by the body in the case of deeper vascular lesions.
In addition to removing specific skin lesions, the body’s natural healing process is stimulated, causing an increase in collagen and elastin production thereby improving the skin’s elasticity and thickness as well as promoting wrinkle reduction.
IPL is ideal for areas such as the face, neck, décolleté and hands.
Other areas can be treated and each treatment will be tailored to your requirements
You will have a medical consultation with me to assess your suitability.
I always carry out a patch test to ensure that IPL is suitable for your skin. During the treatment you will be required to wear goggles, however, you will be aware of flashes of light in the area being treated. Many people report that the light feels like a rubber band pinging on your skin. I have a special cooling machine (not available in most clinics) that minimises any discomfort during the treatment.
It is important to have a patch test prior to any treatment to see how your skin will react to the settings used. It helps to reduce the risk of complications and optimises treatment outcomes
IPL has very little or no “downtime”, which means you can be treated during your lunch break with almost no evidence of treatment. Depending on your skin type, your skin may feel warm and may look a little pink after treatment. This typically resolves within a few minutes to an hour. Mineral makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment.
Many people see a visible improvement after their first treatment, however this depends on a person’s skin type and the skin condition that is being treated. Typically I recommend 3-6 treatment at 2-3 weekly intervals.
Lasers and light treatments have been used in medicine and dermatology successfully for over 30 years and in the right hands, IPL is an effective, non-invasive procedure which improves many skin conditions.
Unfortunately, in Oct 2010 the government decided to deregulate Laser and IPL treatments and therefore anyone without any knowledge of light physics are able to provide these treatments.
In the wrong hands, Lasers and IPL can cause burns, permanent scarring, long-term damage or simply wasted money due to ineffective treatments. It is also extremely important that a diagnosis is made of the skin condition prior to any Laser or IPL treatment as some conditions such as Melasma can be exacerbated by IPL. It is important that you have an experienced medical practitioner treating you so that a diagnosis of any untoward skin lesion can be made and they can know why, when and how to change the treatment settings for optimal results and safety.