Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are becoming widely recognized as an effective solution for those suffering from mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Besides clearing up pustules and active inflammation, IPL has the added benefit of improving the appearance of facial scarring, which is an unfortunate but common outcome of chronic acne. Read on to discover whether Intense Pulsed Light treatments may be right for you.
How IPL Treatments Work
During IPL treatments, short pulses of intense light are emitted from an applicator onto your skin. To treat acne, specific wavelengths of light target bacteria in the skin, as well as inflamed sebaceous glands that contribute to breakouts. IPL energy at various wavelengths is also used to selectively destroy pigment cells, blood-filled capillary veins, or hair, depending on the intended nature of your treatment.
When your skin absorbs the light energy, it heats up and you will experience a brief, pinprick sensation. A layer of chilled gel applied before treatment helps to ease the discomfort, and as each individual pulse of light can treat a generous area of skin, IPL treatments are generally quite short. A typical session ranges from 20 to 30 minutes, and most patients require between four and six sessions to achieve the desired results.
The Benefits of IPL for Acne Scars
Acne scarring can affect both the color and texture of the skin. Scars may appear as small dents in the skin’s surface or as raised scar tissue. In either case, scarring often creates uneven pigmentation in the form of redness or dark spots. Because Intense Pulsed Light can target pigment cells specifically, IPL treatments are effective for evening out discoloration, which dramatically reduces the visibility of acne scars and gives the appearance of a more uniform skin surface. IPLdoes not smooth out raised scars or decrease the depth of indented scars.
- The Price includes a free review and Top-up if required between 14-21 days after treatment.
- A Fee of £20 will apply to any Top-Ups after the time stated.
- No Top-ups after 6 weeks.
- For best results try not to let more than 4 months go between treatments
- Botox treats the muscle and NOT the skin, therefore any existing “lines at rest” will soften, but not go completely with this treatment alone.
Why Choose IPL Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light treatments are a non-invasive, non-abrasive option for anyone who wishes to reduce the visibility of acne scars. The minimal discomfort involved in the procedure means that no anesthesia is required beyond a mild cooling gel. Side effects are rare, with redness in the treated area typically short-lived and a normal appearance restored within hours of the treatment.
Who Should Use IPL
Intense Pulsed Light treatments are recommended for anyone other than darker skinned individuals, as these people may experience hyperpigmentation from IPL, and people currently or recently treated with the medication Accutane. Pregnant women and photosensitive individuals should consult their physician before commencing treatment. For those who wish to improve the texture as well as the pigmentation of acne scars, IPL can be combined with a more intensive procedure, such as a glycolic acid peel, in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Whether you suffer from active inflammatory acne or only lingering scars, IPL treatment is a safe, non-surgical method for significantly improving the condition of your skin. If acne breakouts and scars are troubling you, treatment with Intense Pulsed Light could allow you to face the world with full confidence again.
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After your Treatment
There are no side effects after having the Wrinkle Injections so you can resume normal activities, drive yourself home or return to work. However lying down and exercise should be avoided for 4 hours after the treatment and the area should not be touched in this time.
The wrinkle injection does take up to 2 weeks to work so we offer you the chance to come back between 14 and 21 days for a review if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Any volume that is added to the lip will tend to improve lines near the vermilion border (the border between the red and white skin of the lip).</p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Downtime after cosmetic procedures is usually a few hours to a day, depending on the specific procedure and areas treated. Office procedures are performed under local anaesthesia, if any anaesthesia is required. Most patients do not require any time off from work, and may even return to work on the same day</span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Lip augmentation treatments are relatively quick cosmetic procedures. The length of treatment may range from 15 minutes to an hour.</span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Most patients do not require any time off from work, and may even return to work on the same day. A longer period of recovery may be necessary for combined procedures.</span></p>
How to Book
Please contact Elements MediSpa on 01302 34 34 32. Our reception team will be happy to book your appointment and answer any questions you may have. On booking, our reception team will need to take some personal details such as your name, address, date of birth and also an £20 deposit (Please see Terms and Conditions).
Tel: 01302 34 34 32