Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL is one of the most effective treatments for evening out skin tone, removing sun spots, skin irregularities, red veins and rosacea. It will also improve fine lines and instantly gives you clearer, glowing, plumped skin.

IPL treatments are non-invasive, meaning that there is no need for surgery or incisions. IPL is a hand-held device that once in contact with your skin emits pulses of visible light. This light is absorbed by any uneven colouring (pigment) in your skin – red or brown –and the heat destroys and clears this pigment.

Each treatment takes between 15-30 minutes, and we usually recommend a course of 3 treatments, 2-4 weeks apart. Benefits are usually seen immediately but if large brown spots are being treated they can go darker before finally flaking off around 5 days later. This is not a painful process, and can be covered with make-up.

The IPL Photofacial is not only a great treatment for the face, it can be used to clear age spots on the hands and to plump, smooth and clear the décolleté.

  • Time15-30mins
  • AnaesthesiaNone required
  • Back to WorkImmediate
  • Lasts1-2 years
  • Pain levelModerate discomfit
  • PractitionerDoctor/ Snr Aesthetician
  • RisksRedness, irritation

1. IPL erases city living.

Your skin suffers a barrage of damage from city life. Fortunately, an IPL treatment can erase the impact that free radicals and toxins have had on your skin by increasing cellular turnover.

2. IPL can improve uneven skin tone.

Even if you don’t have sun damage or hyperpigmentation, a few IPL treatments can help you unleash the smoothest, most even skin tone ever. You’ll be ready for your close-up in no time!

3. IPL can also treat rosacea.

If you experience unwanted redness or broken capillaries on your face, IPL treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of redness. With just a few IPL treatments, you’ll feel more confident about your clear skin.

4. IPL Celebrity photofacial- foundation free skin.

The photofacial can be used as a regular maintenance treatment as it keeps the skin flaw free and tight. It’s the secret to a foundation free skin.

5. IPL is surprisingly comfortable.

Although IPL is delivering heat energy, it’s delivered via a cooling handpiece, which helps manage any discomfort that clients might feel.

You may be a good candidate for IPL skin rejuvenation if:

  • You have sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or skin discolouration
  • You have fine lines or wrinkles
  • You have stretch marks, acne scars, and/or large pores
  • You are willing to commit to a full treatment schedule
  • You have realistic expectations as to how the treatment can help

The treatment itself lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the area that’s being treated. During this time, your Medicetics doctor will use a cooling handpiece to help manage any discomfort associated with the heating sensation. Most clients require 3 to 10 sessions to see optimal results, depending on their particular skin issue.

There’s no downtime associated with IPL treatments; patients can resume their normal activities immediately after a session. Patients should expect to see flaking skin for about a week after the treatment, which signifies increased cellular turnover and removal of darker pigments.

Prices for IPL skin rejuvenation start from the following:

Our Palomar IPL has a sophisticated cooling system that allows for a higher strength treatment and does not require gel or cooling gas. This means that usually only a course of 3 treatments is required, versus weaker less sophisticated machines that require courses of 5-6 treatments.

From £195 per treatment