IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Clinically proven, safe and effective Skin Rejuvenation treatments, using the Ellipse Multiflex+ system that uses Nd Yag Laser and IPL technology, can treat a wide variety of skin concerns, skin types and conditions can be treated including:
- Sun Damage – dark spots, age spots, freckles
- Rosacea / Diffused Redness
- Thread veins
- Vascular lesions
- Leg veins
- Nail fungus
The technology system used for skin rejuvenation and hair removal is the Ellipse Multiflex+, part of the Nordlys family owned by Candela one of the biggest and high quality laser manufacturers across the world, all machines are clinically tested and produced to extremely high standards offering a wide range of aesthetic and dermatological treatments.
1 – Comfort – the dual mode filtering and square pulse technology are key innovations enabling practically pain-free, which differentiates Ellipse machines from many ordinary IPL and Laser systems.
2 – Faster & Fewer treatments – the combination of lower fluence and selective waveband technology (SWT) means the IPL is more targeted like laser as it targets more specific chromophores in the skin, resulting in fewer treatments compared to other brands of Laser & IPL on the market today.
3 – Proven results – with 20 years of clinical experience, the Ellipse system is one of the most proven multi-application systems, leading physicians and doctors haven been actively involved in the development of the Ellipse MultiFlex+, clinical studies have been thoroughly documented on the Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness – before and after images are available to showcase the results that can be achieved.
Sun Damage / Pigmentation / Ageing
Our skin ages due to sun exposure and decreased production of collagen. IPL Skin rejuvenation treatments can help to remove age spots, uneven pigmentation, diffuse redness in the skin and improve the overall skin tone, texture giving a glowing smoother appearance.
Areas of pigment can be very easily and effectively treated with IPL / Laser – a single spot £40 and small area from £60.
Acne can affect people from across all ages particularly an increase in peri-menopausal acne and breakouts. Acne occurs when a hormone called androgen stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce an oily substance called sebum. An overproduction of sebum can block the pores, trapping the oil, skin bacteria (P.Acne) that feed on and break down the sebum also become trapped, and the mixture of the hair protein sebum and fatty acids produced by the bacteria irritate the walls of the hair follicle causing inflammation.
IPL treatment can be very effective at reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, slowing down the production of sebum. The best results are even achieved on inflammatory acne – red, aching, raised pimples.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
The light used is completely safe, visible light, so no special precautions are necessary, except it is important to avoid sun, sunbeds and fake tan 30 days before and after treatment. It is recommended to combine the treatment with a good skincare routine, this can be advised at your consultation. Before treatment can commence a patch test is carried out, this is done 48hrs beforehand to check the skin is suitable without any reaction.
What can I expect?
You may notice some general redness on the face following the treatment. If you have sun-damaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may turn darker and eventually disappear. Because the bacteria are difficult to eradicate completely, it is advised to continue with a good skincare routine and perhaps combine with LED light therapy. If you have a future acne outbreak, the treatment can be repeated. Results vary from person to person, though you should expect a faster clearance rate after the treatment.
Rosacea, diffused redness or chronic redness can be annoying skin condition, whilst it is a medical condition that may not disappear completely, the symptoms can be reduced using IPL treatment. Clinically studies have confirmed that between 1-4 treatments using IPL are usually needed to get a good result. These treatments are timed about one month apart and can be done in conjunction with a good skincare routine.
How does the treatment work?
The applicator is placed on the skin and short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light are directed into the skin.
Can it treat all skin types?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are most efficient on clients with lighter skin types 1-4, it is important that the skin is not sun tanned or has fake tan on the skin. Before treatment can commence a patch test is carried out, this is done 48hrs beforehand to check the skin is suitable without any reaction.
How long does the treatment take?
A full face skin rejuvenation takes 30 minutes and face and neck 40 minutes. You should see an improvement after the first treatment but it can take up to 3 treatments to achieve the full desired result.
Does the treatment hurt?
No it is practically pain-free, like a small flick from a rubber band followed by a gentle warmth.
How much does IPL Skin Rejuvenation cost per treatment?
Face – £110
Face & Neck – £150
Cheeks – £85
Neck – £55
Decollete – £85
Hands – £55
Arms – £85
Back – £150
The prices above include skin rejuvenation for sun damage, ageing, pigmentation, acne, rosacea and diffused redness. Courses of treatment will give a discount, normally a course of treatment for IPL Skin Rejuvenation is 3 treatments, spaced one month apart.
You no longer have to worry about facial thread veins. These thin red veins (called telangiectasias) around your nose or on your cheeks are small blood vessels near the surface of the skin, often formed as a result of sun exposure, though sometimes occur in more general redness of the skin.
Thread Vein Removal – Nose £65 / Cheeks £85
Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath the skin. These lesions occur in many sizes, shapes and can be found all over the body. They occur in a variety of forms including:
- Port wine stains
- Broken capillaries / Telangiectasis / Spider veins
- Cherry angiomas
- Poikilderma of Civatte (sun ageing ) – discoloration of the skin to reddish-brown colour, its common to have small broken vessels/capillaries and thinning of the skin. It normally occurs on your cheeks, neck and chest.
These can be easily and effectively treated with Nd Yag Laser and IPL depending on the area, size and condition. The light is used to absorb into the hemoglobin in the blood, the light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the vessel, the vessel then starts to disappear into the blood and flushed out the body by the lymphatic system. A single treatment typically lasts 15-20 minutes. The number of treatments depends the area and number of vessels to be treated, it can take 1-3 treatments, there are good results seen after just 1 treatment.
Vascular lesion removal single spot/vein – £70
Poikilderma of Civatte (neck & chest) – £150
Port wine stain – £200
Scarring (red scars only) – from £75