The problem: The effects of ageing, too much time in the sun or even hereditary conditions can cause a variety of skin imperfections, including redness, dyschromia, telangiectasia, solar lentigines and rosacea.
The treatment: Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive skin treatment that will improve the overall colour and texture of your skin. Its advanced technology allows us to customise treatments for different skin tones and conditions.
The results: Dark skin discolouration is improved, redness is diffused, sun damage and age spots are reduced, and overall your skin will look and feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Downtime: None, but you should avoid exposure to the sun for 48 hours and keep the treated area well moisturised.
Our team: We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and laser therapists working with us, who have successfully treated hundreds of patients. At your consultation we will be able to advise you on a course of treatment that is just right for you.
Some of your questions answered
IPL is a system of pulsed light and lasers that penetrates the skin to improve tone and texture. No gels or topical anaesthetics are required and the procedure can be carried out on the face, chest, arms and hands. Here at The Private Clinic, we offer the very latest IPL technology on the market, known as Limelight. This type of laser skin treatment is both quicker and more effective than older IPL technologies.
IPL is not painful, though you may experience a mild tingling sensation.
With Limelight we can now treat a whole face in just 30 minutes, whereas treatment takes 45 minutes with older technologies.
In order to achieve the best results we recommend a course of six treatments.
You should see an improvement after the first session with the end results clearly visible after your last treatment.
The results will last between12 and18 months, at which point you can come back to us for a top up treatment.
The treated area may be a little red immediately after the procedure, but this is normal and will not last long at all.