IPL Photo Rejuvenation
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, which is used to treat the vein or tissue being removed or treated. Light is passed through the skin via a series of pulses to the targeted area creating heat. The heat is absorbed by the vein or tissue, destroying or treating it without damage to the surrounding skin.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation
- Average treatment time
Usually 30-45 minutes, depending on your condition and the size of the area of skin being treated.
- What results can I expect?
A reduction in facial redness, a smoothing out of fine lines and wrinkles and a reduction in pigmentation and skin pore size. With on-going treatments, an improvement in overall skin tone, texture and clarity can also be achieved.
- How long will my results last?
Results can be long-lasting with regular treatments.
- Is there any downtime required?
Some downtime maybe required. This will depend on the condition being treated.
About this treatment
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) in Knightsbridge is highly effective for treating conditions including rosacea, facial redness and thread veins, sun damage and pigmentation. It can also treat mild acne and has the added benefit of helping to soften lines and wrinkles and smoothing out uneven skin tone.
IPL Photorejuvenation can be used very effectively on the face, hands, neck and décolletage and offers quick treatment times. For most conditions, a course of treatments is usually required to ensure best results and this will be discussed with you at your initial patient consultation.
Frequently asked questions
Is this treatment right for me?IPL Photorejuvenation is a leading treatment for facial veins, rosacea and facial redness, acne and sun damage. Its suitability for your individual condition will be discussed at your consultation. We will not recommend this treatment if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
How does this treatment work?The pulses of light generated by IPL technology create heat in the treatment area to destroy the vein or the tissue being targeted. A cooling gel will be applied before your treatment and you will need to wear protective eyewear while treatment takes place.
Will I feel any pain during my treatment?Some mild discomfort may be felt during treatment itself, but most patients experience nothing more than a mild tingling and/or warm sensation.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with this treatment?You may experience redness in the treated area immediately after treatment but this will usually last for no more than a few hours.