IPL Skin Rejuvenation

"Reduce facial redness"

Our Lynton EXCELIGHT® is one of the most advanced Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin rejuvenation systems available. Its Lynton technology is widely regarded by many dermatologists as the most clinically effective IPL in the marketplace and is one of the preferred choices for the NHS.

As a Lynton Gold Approved Clinic you can be confident that our IPL is annually serviced and calibrated, and that all our team are trained and supported to an extremely high standard.

Using the EXCELIGHT® IPL we can:

  • Reduce pigmentation 
  • Reduce facial redness from broken veins
  • Reduce acne 
  • Reduce facial redness from rosacea

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds.  From the age of about 40 your skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and the sun damage becomes more visible on your skin. 

Generally age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. IPL pigment removal is a relatively quick and easy procedure where the age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as 1-3 easy IPL sessions.

Treatment is suitable for you if:

  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot 

Facial redness or broken veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.  These broken veins occur when the vein dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin.  Although facial veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them. 

Facial veins are effectively treated with minimal downtime and risk in 1-3 easy IPL sessions. 

Treatment is suitable for you if you want to:

  • Reduce overall facial redness and reduce blushing
  • Reduce the symptoms of rosacea
  • Have clearer, brighter, fresher looking skin 

The light emitted from the EXCELIGHT® IPL directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs.

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.

Acne is effectively reduced with no downtime and risk in 3-6 IPL sessions. 

How is the treatment carried out?

A layer of chilled 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 applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving onto the neighbouring area, and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short. The gel is removed and the skin is moisturised. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo laser or IPL.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied. 

Are there any side effects?

The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no other side effects but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

How long does treatment take?

Appointment sessions vary from 15 - 45 minutes depending on the size of your treatment area.

You start your journey with a consultation and patch test to ensure the treatment is safe and appropriate for you. During which your practitioner will confirm the appointment time and cost to treat your area of concern.

  Typical treatments

£

 
B1 A couple of pigmentation spots 79  
B2 General facial redness 139  
B3 Acne covered back 199  
TP Test Patch & Consultation * 25  

* UK regulations requires that new patients have a test patch to ensure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the laser energy. we combined this with a full consultation, which al takes 30 mins and costs just £25. You can start treatment 7 days after your test patch.

Practitioners

Becky Hymers

Becky Hymers

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2017 saw Becky recognised for her incredible skill as a laser expert for removing hair, pigmentation, tattoos and facial redness and as a STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner for treating skin blemishes.

Becky is also qualified in electrolysis and laser hair removal to assist in the transformation from male to female gender.

Becky takes great pride in helping our patients achieve radiant complexions though our wonderful medi-facials and manages to combine the sciense with a little pampering. 

CIDESCO ITEC ACP
Aesthetician
Derna Hughes

Derna Hughes

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards is confirmation of Derna's expertise in laser and IPL skin rejuvenation treatments.

Derna is a qualified STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner in the treatment of hair removal and skin blemishes, and has recently achieved Level 4 of VTCT (Advanced Cosmetic Procedures). Prior to specialising in aesthetics Derna worked Virgin Atlantic providing beauty treatments to its first class and celebrity passengers, so you can be sure of outstanding attention to detail and service. Derna can help you achieve vibrant healthy skin with our medi-facials or tighten loose sagging skin with our EndyMed treatments. She also has over 10 years experience in working with lasers.

ITEC, City & Guilds, ACP, VTCT, CIBTAC
Aesthetician
Stephanie Binikos

Stephanie Binikos

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2015 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards. Stephanie is highly skilled in laser hair, pigmentation and tattoo removal; IPL skin rejuvenation; and is a STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner for treating skin blemishes.

Stephanie is currently studying to become a nurse and loves helping our patients achieve smooth, hair and blemish free skin that is firm and radiant.

CIDESCO, ITEC, ACP
Aesthetician
Julie Fortune

Julie Fortune

Julie is a qualified dental nurse and phlebotomist who supports our medical practitioners. Her bubbly and chatty nature will relax you on your journey as she provides chairside assistance for our doctors and nurses.

Julie's is also achieved her CIBTAC Level 4 Advanced Skin Science with distinction and is qualified in laser / IPL and CoolSculpting treatments.

Julie helps our patients by taking tray impressions for tooth whitening, blood samples for testing and treatments for skin rejuvenation. 

GDC 253183 / CIBTAC
Dental Nurse / Aesthetician

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?

Simply arrange a 30 minute consultation with our practitioners who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining cost options, expected outcomes and any associated risks.
 
As our practitioners perform the consultations, and not sales staff, we charge £25 to £50 for each consultations to cover the costs. This means you get honest advice from which you can make an informed decision and are never pressured into making a decision.

How to do I check that the clinic is a safe and professional treatment provider?

The team and clinic is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.