IPL Skin Rejuvenation
What we offer at London Body CentreIPL technology that generates intense bursts of red or blue light.
The appearance of brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, thread veins and age pigmentation spots can make you look older than you actually are. Intense pulsed light treatment (IPL) can help to soften and reduce the appearance of a number of very specific skin problems and conditions including:
- Thread veins
- Age pigmentation spots
- Sun damage
Expert IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
What we offer at London Body CentreIPL technology that generates intense bursts of red or blue light. These heat the dermal tissue without harming or removing the outer epidermal layers of the skin. The body’s natural processes then work to break down and remove these marks. The appearance of any skin imperfection can then be visibly reduced.
What can you expect upon booking with London Body Centre?
How Does it Work?
Laser resurfacing uses a specially crafted beam of thermal energy that gets to work deep into the layers of your skin. Unlike peels or abrasive skin exfoliation, these laser beams of heat precisely target and vaporize damaged skin. By creating injury to the old skin, the body works to create new, tighter skin that has smaller pores and fewer wrinkles and blemishes. Treatment time depends on the condition and the size of the area being treated. Small areas such as an upper lip and chin can take between 20-30 minutes.
What Happens During Treatment ?
Before IPL Wrinkle Removal Treatment
Before any treatment you can book a FREE consultation with the London Body Centre to discuss your needs and create a personal treatment plan designed to achieve the best results for you.Preparation is minimal but important, including avoiding excessive sunlight and artificial tanning agents for at least two weeks prior to treatment. As well, avoid other procedures and cosmeceuticals that induce collagen stimulation as they increase the risk of scarring. A skin assessment and patch test is required prior to treatment, especially to assess susceptibility to pigment changes.
During IPL Wrinkle Removal Treatment
An anaesthetic cream may be applied to numb the area 30 minutes or so before treatment. It is not always necessary, though it can help when treating large pigmented areas. A cooling gel is first applied to the area to be treated and you’ll be asked to wear protective eyewear. A state-of-the-art IPL machine is then gently applied. This delivers precise pulses of light that may help eliminate the pigment or imperfection without damaging surrounding tissue.
How Many Treatments Needed?
The number of treatments required varies. On average, three to six treatments are required, performed every few weeks. Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone and texture, with increased softness is typically achieved in five treatment sessions. We recommend a top-up treatment once or twice a year to maintain your desired results. Around 6 treatments at 3-6 weeks intervals is usually required.
Facts You Need to Know
After the procedure, dark areas treated may temporarily get a little darker instead of lighter. This condition known as ‘microcrusting’ is not cause for concern, in fact it is a sign that the treatment is working. It will quickly settle after old skin cells are pushed to the surface and peel off, typically within seven days. Applying a moisturiser twice a day accelerates the process.
Some people may also experience pigment changes, with the treated area becoming too light or too dark. This is less common in experienced hands with the dose and pulse intensity carefully titrated to our skin type. Most changes are usually temporary and the skin will normally return to its natural colour within two to three months. It tends to be more common in women with naturally dark skin.
Protecting the treated area from the sun for at least two weeks after the treatment helps minimise any risk of pigment changes. Preferably use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, every day, regardless of weather. In some cases, regardless of the best efforts, the pigmentation may return. Other modalities may need to be used if that occurs.
The same device can be used to simultaneously treat different kinds of skin problems. It can be used for pigmented areas (eg age spots, sun spots, freckles, rosacea or unsightly broken capillaries), as well as acne and wrinkles, though the effects on wrinkles are somewhat less dramatic. This versatility has made IPL quite popular in many cosmetic medicine clinics.
IPL Wrinkle Removal FAQ
IPL Skin Rejuvenation is intended to help decrease the appearance of several very specific skin problems and conditions.
Two top-ups per year might be needed to preserve results after your original treatment.
* Treatment results and benefits can differ and are different for each individual. Thus London Body Centre cannot guarantee specific results.
IPL treatment costs depend on your individual needs. Your personal treatment plan may recommend a series of treatments to achieve the best results. IPL treatment costs depend on your individual needs. Your personal treatment plan may recommend a series of treatments to achieve the best results. As a guide, a course of 3 treatments taking 45 minutes each costs from £875.
IPL technology is a type of laser that produces intense bursts of red or blue light. These heat the dermal tissue without harming or removing the outer epidermal layers of the skin. The body’s natural processes then work to break down and remove these marks. The appearance of any skin imperfection can then be visibly reduced.
A cooling gel is first applied to the area to be treated and you’ll be asked to wear protective eyewear. A state-of-the-art IPL machine is then gently applied. This delivers precise pulses of light that may help eradicate the pigment or imperfection without damaging surrounding tissue.
The treatment is pain-free but you may experience a slight tingling sensation and have some redness after for an hour or so. Each treatment takes around 20 minutes and you will be able to leave the clinic immediately after your session.
Consistent treatments keep skin looking young and fresh
We also recommend a top-up treatment once or twice a year to preserve your anticipated results. Around 6 treatments at 3-6 weeks intervals is usually required.
Prior to treatment, your consultant will numb the area using local anaesthetic to ensure minimal discomfort throughout.
Results can begin to appear progressively within a week to ten days as your skin heals naturally and new cells develop. The impressive thing about laser resurfacing is that collagen carries on repairing below the surface for months after your skin has healed and so results will get better and better with time.
You may need to take some time out initially while your skin is healing. We will advise you on the strength of your treatment during your consultation and whether you need to take a few days off.
Brief Overview Of Your Treatment
Each treatment takes around 20 minutes.
You will be able to leave the clinic immediately after your session.
DURATION OF RESULTS
Wrinkles and fine lines Reduced.
Laser resurfacing is one of the most advanced skin rejuvenation treatments available and is known in the industry as being effective in treating stubborn conditions such as acne scarring and deep lines and wrinkles.