IPL Photofacial

  Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treats numerous skin issues associated with discolouration, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, and sun damage. IPL can even be used to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for total skin rejuvenation. IPL emits energy to the skin’s surface, which is absorbed by darker pigments. The pigments are converted to heat, thus breaking down the discolouration for the promotion of a clear complexion. IPL treatments are non-invasive, meaning there’s no need for surgery or incisions. Each treatment can take between 30 minutes to an hour; there’s no physical downtime associated with the treatment. Side effects include redness, sensitivity, and flaking of the skin, thus allowing newer skin to come to the surface. Most patients need between 3 to 6 treatments to see their specific skin issues resolved. To learn more about how IPL can help rejuvenate your skin, book your consultation with a Medicetics doctor today.

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. Got stretch marks? IPL can help.
Clients who have stretch marks from pregnancy or weight gain benefit from IPL skin rejuvenation. IPL encourages cellular turnover, meaning stretch marks fade faster.

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.

Summary of treatment
  • Treatment length30 minutes
  • Treatment levelMedium
  • DowntimeRedness and pigmentation darkening
  • Final Result12 weeks
  • Need to come early?15 minutes
  • Risks/ ProblemsRedness, brusing, blisters
  • Practitioner levelDoctor and Aesthetician
  • Duration resultsLong term with protection
  • Review?On request
  • For best resultsCourse 3-4 treatments

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

Aftercare and Recovery

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 the skin flaking 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 £240 per treatment