Dreaming of a fresher, more youthful appearance? IPL skin rejuvenation can help you to achieve the results you want.
Also known as 'photo rejuvenation', IPL is a safe, non-invasive treatment that encourages the production of collagen and elastin, improving the firmness and elasticity of the skin. It can be used to treat multiple conditions at the same time – reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, thread veins, age spots and freckles. It can also help to reduce enlarged pores and the redness of acne rosacea. And since the treatment requires no downtime, it is ideal for those with busy lifestyles. IPL is particularly effective when it is used in conjunction with microdermabrasion, so we have introduced a range of combined treatment packages for clients who would like to undergo both treatments together to achieve the very best results.
Why choose us for IPL skin rejuvenation in Bristol?
Our skilled practitioners hold Luminate Advanced Certification and have at least 12 months' experience in using the leading Lynton IPL system. During your initial consultation your practitioner will talk to you about the issues that concern you the most, and offer a suitable treatment package to achieve optimal results.
How does IPL skin rejuvenation work?
IPL systems release precisely-controlled short pulses of filtered light that stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. As a result, the quality, texture, colour and health of the skin improves.
What does the treatment process involve?
The skin is cleansed, and we may advise you to have a microdermabrasion treatment before we carry out IPL. A cool gel is applied to the treatment area; eye protection is provided; and the light applicator is then placed onto the skin. A short pulse of light is released and the light applicator is moved around the treatment area. Afterwards, the gel is removed and the area is cooled. Each treatment session will take about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on whether or not you opt to include a microdermabrasion treatment beforehand.
Is the treatment painful?
Most clients describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, similar to a quick pin prick, and you will not need any anaesthetic.
What should I expect after treatment?
It is normal to experience some redness and a slight warming sensation after treatment, although this usually disappears within a few hours. There may be some darkening of pigmented areas before you see an improvement. You should experience a tightening and rejuvenation of the skin over the following months as new collagen is produced.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatments are carried out every two to three weeks, and a course of six IPL sessions is recommended to achieve optimal results. Top-up sessions can be booked as required – typically just once or twice a year.