Advanced IPL Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light ‘IPL’
IPL is a light based therapy that works by targeting
structures within the skin such as; melanin, blood,
and water in collagen, with wavelengths of light
to break down the structure and improve the
appearance of the skin.
The light pulses also stimulate collagen production
which floods to the area; plumping the skin,
Photorejuvenation treatment Photorejuvenation is the broad term used to describe
the treatment of photo-ageing which includes
wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots. IPL treatment
encourages the skin to repair itself and produce new
cells and increase its collagen production.
It is a very effective and non invasive form of
treatment that requires no down time. A SkinBase IPL
photorejuvenation treatment will not only remove
pigmentation and sun damage but also improve skin
tone and reduce wrinkles.
The SkinBase IPL medical treatments target
melanin, blood, and water in collagen. Skin
will look smoother and uneven pigmentation
and redness reduced, giving skin a more
youthful appearance. To avoid recurrence
of pigmentation problems you should avoid
excessive sun exposure and apply a sunscreen
with a minimum SPF of 30.
For a course of photorejuvenation for
pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and
wrinkles we recommend a course of 3-6
treatments, 2-3 weeks apart
Skin colour is determined by the amount and type of melanin
found in the skin. In hotter climates more melanin is required
to provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
When a person is healthy, his or her skin will appear normal and
even in colour. In the case of illness or injury, the person’s skin
may change colour, becoming darker (hyperpigmentation) or
Acne IPL is revolutionising acne treatment and is proven to be extremely
effective in the treatment of acne.
How does it work?
During acne treatment the IPL system releases yellow, green and red
light that is emitted in a series of short pulses. This destroys the bacteria
that live in the skin and cause inflammation, while the red light directly
targets the overactive sebaceous glands that block pores and cause
outbreaks of pustules. The light also stimulates collagen production in
the area helping to improve the appearance of acne scarring.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend a course of 3-4 treatments at 2-3 week intervals for the
Does it hurt?
IPL is one of the safest acne treatments available. During an IPL acne
treatment the handset does not come into contact with the skin so
there is no pain associated with treatment, you might feel a sensation
like the flicking of an elastic band and a cooling cryo-handset is applied
to the skin before treatment to ensure your comfort.
Vascular lesions Thread veins are often seen on the face,
especially the cheeks and nose. They can be
caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation
but some people are simply more susceptible to
them and they can be present from childhood.
Facial telangiectasias usually respond well to
IPL therapy treats thread veins, broken capillaries and rosacea & Campbell de Morgan spots. by emitting
wavelengths of light that are filtered to target
the haemoglobin in the thread veins/broken
capillaries. The treatment causes the vein to
gradually break down over a number of days
until it has disappeared.
Howmany treatments will I need?
Only 1-3 treatments are required at 2-3 week intervals
Full face £50
Full face & neck £70
1/2 face £20-£30
Small patches on face £25
Small areas on other parts of the body available from £25