Palomar Laser Photorejuvenation (IPL)

Palomar Laser Photorejuvenation (IPL)

Delivering gentle, subtle improvement, IPL pulsed light gives your skin a younger appearance. Your skin will appear naturally even-toned and healthy, without the artificial look of other cosmetic treatments.

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Unlike deep laser resurfacing and chemical peels, IPL is not accompanied by an extended period of redness and swelling, nor does it involve ablation of the upper layer of skin.

Microdermabrasion has limited utility, it is ineffective in countering redness, flushing and broken capillaries.

Turning back the clock

As we age, our skin reflects damage from the sun, the elements and the wear-and-tear of daily life. In response, we often seek aesthetic procedures to restore a fresh and youthful appearance.

Photo rejuvenation – one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today – provides the ideal answer. By removing age spots (sun-induced freckles), most brown pigmentation and redness due to broken capillaries, these treatments help ‘turn back the clock’. And with no downtime, IPL technology is ideally suited for today’s active lifestyles.

In addition to these signs of photo damage and early ageing, IPL rejuvenation improves dull complexions, uneven pigmentation and large pores, as well as red flushing skin and rosacea.

How does IPL light technology work?

IPL pulsed light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates the sub-surface skin layers and is absorbed by the blood vessels or by pigmentation. The heat impairs the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process.

Is it safe?

IPL’s pulsed light’s gentle energy parameters assure safe, effective treatment. Uniquely shaped IPL pulses precisely heat their intended targets, causing remarkably little or no skin damage or discomfort. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness

Does it hurt?

While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate IPL pulsed light treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthesia is an option for sensitive areas.

Treatment – what to expect

IPL photo rejuvenation treatments range from 15 to 30 minutes. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. The light pulse is then delivered, with little or no discomfort. After the treatment, the gel is removed and the skin is cleansed. You can resume all regular activities immediately.

These damaged lesions are then cleared by the body, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild desquamation and slough off within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days.

Treatment generally involves a series of five sessions. While some patients see significant improvement in two or three treatments, others may require more. To maintain results, patients may opt for follow-up treatments.

Rewards of skin rejuvenation

Removes most brown and red pigmentation. Improves dull complexions, large pores, red flushing skin and rosacea. Gives skin a smoother, more even-toned look.

Please call us on 0121 456 0880 to book your free consultation today.

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