IPL Rebright

IPL Rebright Treatment

Available from Mid October 2021.

Do you struggle with rosacea/flushing/redness/sun spots?

The IPL rebright is the machine of choice by the NHS. This advanced technology is unique and safe, helping to restore your skin confidence.

What is it? IPL uses 585 IPL technology and emits wavelengths of light ranging from 550 -1100nm, which target absorption peaks in haemoglobin and oxy-haemoglobin (pigment in our blood).

Melanin also shows absorption over these wavelengths, thus the light is predominantly absorbed by areas of high vascularity or melanin concentration – E.g redness/sun spots.

The light absorbed by these areas is converted to heat, destroying the excess melanocytes and telangiectases for a more even skin tone. In addition, a reduction of pore size, improved skin texture and luminosity is noted, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion

What Can Be Treated?

The treatment of vascular irregularities –including facial telangiectasia (thread veins), spider naevi, Rosacea, port wine stains, Campbell de Morgan spots (red spots) and Poikiloderma of Civatte (pigmentation on the neck). Read the IPL – Patient Red Vein Leaflet

• The treatment of brown spots -including solar lentigines (sun damage), ephelides (freckles) and seborrheic keratoses (flat brown lesions). Read the IPL – Patient Pigmentation Leaflet

All patients require a patch test and consultation. To book your consultation click here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

+How Does IPL Work?
IPL uses 585 IPL technology and emits wavelengths of light ranging from 550 -1100nm, which target absorption peaks in haemoglobin and oxy-haemoglobin (pigment in our blood).

Melanin also shows absorption over these wavelengths, thus the light is predominantly absorbed by areas of high vascularity or melanin concentration – E.g redness/sun spots.

The light absorbed by these areas is converted to heat, destroying the excess melanocytes and telangiectases for a more even skin tone. In addition, a reduction of pore size, improved skin texture and luminosity is noted, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion

+Is IPL Rebright Treatment for Me?

If you have any of the following skin concerns, This may be recommended for you;

  • Rosacea/Flushing/Redness
  • Facial thread veins/visible capillaries
  • Port wine stain
  • Sun Spots, sun pigmentation/sun Damage/Freckling
  • Dull/Uneven Complexion
  • Acne

The decision to undergo is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation with one of our cosmetics doctors who will advise you.

The following are contra-indications for undergoing the treatment.

  • Sun Tan/Sunbeds/Skin infection or irritation
  • Darker skin Types – Fitzpatrick 4-5
  • Skin cancer/raised moles/Tattoos in the area to be treated
  • Melasma/Pigmentation near the treatment areas
  • Recent use of Roaccutane, St John’s Wort, Minocyline, Amiodarone and other photo-sensitive medication
  • Keloid/raised scars
  • Diabetes/Immunosupression
  • Smoker/Excess alcohol consumption.
  • Use of blood thinning medication
  • Prone to cold sores/herpes infection
  • Pregnancy/(breastfeeding is safe)

+How Do You Administer the Treatment?
After a full consultation and assessment of your skin, your practitioner will explain the treatment to you and perform a patch test. This is done on a separate day to your full treatment.

On your treatment day, photographs will be taken to document your treatment. You will be given a hand held electronic fan to keep you cool during the procedure.

Your skin will be medically cleansed followed by the application of protective eye goggles and a cooling gel applied to your skin.

Your practitioner will then start the IPL treatment, which involves moving the IPL device over the area to be treated. This can be uncomfortable and some patients describe as an elastic band pinging on the skin. Cooling of the skin using your fan will help.

The procedure takes 20-30 minutes. Some lesions may darken post treatment, this is normal and temporary.

Follow up treatments are usually every four-six weeks depending on the individual patient, our cosmetics doctors will provide you with additional information on follow up during your consultation.

+Are There Any Side Effects to IPL?
IPL is well tolerated and very safe. Typical side effects will include, redness, mild flushing, mild swelling, tight and dry skin.

Delicate skin may have mild bruising/marks or in rare cases blistering and noticeable swelling. Some patients may find the procedure uncomfortable, let your Doctor know so we can adjust the settings.

The skin redness starts to fade after 1-2 days. Use of moisturiser and sun protection cream is essential.

After 2-3 days most patients will have no signs of treatment and can continue their usual skincare routine and application of make-up.

By day 7, almost all patients have recovered fully from the treatment with no visible signs of having the procedure.

Extremely rare side effects include, scarring, infection, herpes reactivation and pigmentation (if no spf protection used).

There is an aftercare programme which your practitioner will advise you on.

Treatment Prices

IPL Rebright Treatment

IPL - Single Lesion

1 Treatment

IPL. Single Lesion

Course of 3 Treatments.

IPL. Cheeks and Nose Treatment

1 Treatment

IPL. Cheeks and Nose Treatment.

Course of 3 Treatments

IPL. Full Face/Neck/Chest

1 Treatment

IPL. Full Face/Neck/Chest

Course of 3 Treatments

IPL. Hands

1 Treatment

IPL. Hands.

Course of 3 Treatments
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