IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation

IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation

Photofacial rejuvenation is an all-in-one treatment that reduces wrinkles, gets rid of age spots and brings a youthful glow to your skin, in just a few sessions.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) stimulates the body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, substantially reducing the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines.

IPL also destroys melanin-rich cells responsible for age spots, to give your skin a much more even tone and texture.

Ready to say hello to your best skin? Book a consultation with one of our dermatology experts.

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IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation FAQ's

What is Intense Pulsed Light?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Photofacial is a non-laser, non-ablative method of improving the colour and texture of the skin using light energy.

It reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin. It also destroys hyper-pigmented skin cells responsible for age spots, giving the skin a more even tone.

How does the treatment work?

Our IPL photofacial rejuvenation treatment uses a blue light to target fibroblast cells responsible for collagen and elastin production. This improves the texture of the skin, evens out lumps and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

In addition, the light energy also increases the temperature and breaks down melanin-rich cells responsible for age spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. This eliminates skin discolouration and creates a more youthful and even complexion.

When used in combination with other treatments, such as YAG Laser the skin also becomes firmer, tighter and the appearance of deep wrinkles and scarring can be reduced further.

IPL is also highly successful in the treatment of other skin conditions that normally appear later in life, like rosacea.

What results can I expect?

After treatment, you can expect a substantial improvement of the tone and texture of your skin. The number and depth of wrinkles should also decrease and your skin will look smoother and more even.

Tightening of the skin should also increase over the following months as new collagen is produced within the dermis.

However, as with any aesthetic procedure results and length of treatment vary from person to person.

For most patients, IPL photofacial rejuvenation provides excellent results as a sole treatment, but our dermatologists may recommend combining it with additional treatments to guarantee the best results.

Does IPL work for deep wrinkles?

If you have deep wrinkles, scars or substantial skin texture issues, photo rejuvenation may not be able to produce sufficient results. Instead, we recommend fractional laser resurfacing.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing also enhances the production of collagen, but by eliminating the outer layers of the skin. This allows the targeting lesions located deeper in the skin.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies from person to person, but normally six sessions are recommended for best results.

After that, some patients require top-up sessions about one or twice a year.
We normally wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments, but your dermatologist will decide what the best frequency is depending on your case.

How long does each treatment take?

An IPL photofacial rejuvenation session typically takes between 20 and 45 minutes. The area also needs to be cooled down following each course of treatment, which can take several minutes.

Does it hurt?

Photofacial rejuvenation is mildly uncomfortable, but no anaesthetic is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.

Immediately after treatment, your skin may appear red and slightly swollen, but is usually goes back to normal after a few hours. We will apply a cooling pad ease any discomfort.

Is it any recovery time needed?

You will be able to return to regular activity almost immediately after treatment. However, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least 30 days, and wait about 48 hours before wearing any makeup, taking a hot shower or doing exercise.

If you want to enjoy your rejuvenated skin for longer, we also recommend avoiding direct sunlight and use sunblock regularly. This will help you avoid new winkles caused by sun exposure.

Can IPL cause side effects?

The treated area can become irritated immediately after treatment, however this usually disappears within a couple of hours.

Most people experience no other side effects, but as with any aesthetic treatment, minor side effects are possible. The skin may become temporarily lighter or brighter, and small blisters could form.

If this happens, do not scratch or pick your skin. It will return to normal after a few days.

Is IPL safe?

Intense Pulsed Light treatments are considered safe. Some minor side effects such as blisters or temporary colour changes in the treated area can happen.

Although IPL is light therapy, it has the same potential to damage the eye as laser treatment. We will provide protective eyewear to avoid any risk.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Almost everyone can be treated, but best results are normally achieved on people with fair skin, and they also tend to experience little to no side effects.

If you skin is dark or tanned, microneedling will be a much more appropriate solution.

Initial consultation and test patch

During your initial consultation, one of our dermatologists will look at your medical history to confirm suitability. Your clinician will also do a test patch on your skin to ensure it reacts positively to the treatment.

This will also be a great opportunity to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have.

Before proceeding, you will also be asked to sign a consent form.

IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation Prices

Half face £135
Full face £175
Neck £125
Décolleté £150
Full Face & Neck £200
Full Face, Neck & Décolleté £250
Hands 100

Make an appointment

Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121