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The light emitted from the IPL system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of breakouts. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
During the treatment a thin layer of cool gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The treatment is usually well tolerated as we tend to use lower energies and "double pass" all areas. The idea behind the treatment is more about getting "light" into the skin as opposed to "heat", as we focus on the particular wavelengths which help destroy the bacteria that cause acne. However, you will feel a mild flicking sensation and warmth.
Immediately after treatment, skin may appear a little reddened and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. However, this is usually mild and settles readily. There is the (rare) risk of a blister but a cooling device can be used throughout for comfort and to help alleviate any negative side effects.You will be advised of how to care for the treatment area at the time of booking.
The number of treatments required varies from person to person, but typically, three to six sessions every two to four weeks will result in a significant improvement. For optimum results we would recommend combining the IPL treatment with a mild peel (see Illumi Facial) and Dermalux LED. Your personal treatment plan would be discussed during your consultation. Prices start from £100 for half (lower) face.
Whilst we don't currently offer a skin care range, we have a wealth of knowledge and can advise on home care. Please be aware that we can't treat suntanned skins.