Our acne treatment system utilises the latest Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) to safely and effectively reduce the number and severity of active ance lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of break-outs. IPL acne treatment may be combined with a number of our other advanced treatments or products for optimum results.
The light emitted from the intense pulsed light system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions and lessing the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
Half price special offer - £75 per area (USUALLY £150)
Full back incurs additional costs
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. There is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered and time for a small patch test to be carried out*. Treatment begins with a thin layer of chilled gel being applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed on to the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving on to a neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short (usually around 30 minutes). The gel is then removed from the skin. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.
*£20 charge for test patch, redeemable against any IPL treatment
Most people are suitable for treatment, apart from very tanned or dark skinned individuals. IPL Acne treatment is not recommended for clients who are taking Roaccutane (an acne medication).
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 4-6 intense pulsed light treatment show significant results. Intense pulsed light treatments should take place every two to three weeks and may be combined with other advanced aesthetic treatments for optimum results.
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a “flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm, a tingling sensation may be felt. Typically this subsides fairly quickly.