IPL for Skin Pigmentation - Larger Area
- 45 min45 minutes
- Price Based on AreaPrice Based on Area
- Belgrave Road
The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is attracted to dark areas - so this suits fairer skinned people the best. This is a suitable way to treat both brown skin pigmentation (sun damage and hormone related melasma) as well as red skin pigmentation. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE IPL TREATMENT? After an initial consultation to determine if IPL is definitely the most suitable treatment, you will be asked to return for the first session. The consultant will advise that IPL shouldn't be undertaken two weeks prior or after a holiday in the sun. After skin has been cleansed, a cold gel is applied to the skin to help improve conductivity. You will be given a cold air supply to direct over your face which will help cool the skin during the treatment. The therapist will then apply the laser to the skin and fire a short burst of light onto each patch of skin. The head of this hand held laser is about the size ten pence piece so you can expect about 25 burst of the laser on each side of the face. After the treatment, skin will be cleansed and protected with a UV protection cream. DOES IPL HURT? IPL on the face involves a degree of discomfort. The first burst of the laser is a bit of a shock. It feels like a mild electric shock which can seem stronger on sensitive areas such as the nose, upper lip or along the jaw near teeth, but is barely noticeable on the forehead or cheeks. Once you know what to expect though, the treatment is easy to bear. Also, expect a disconcerting smell of burning hair as the light emissions frazzle the hair on your skin. The upside to this though is that you'll find the treatment has the added benefit of reducing the strength of any darker, thicker hairs on your upper lip or chin - a two-in-one treatment. IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER IPL? Skin may sometimes appear a little reddened in patches for a couple of hours after the treatment but nothing that makeup couldn't easily camouflage. In the next few days you'll notice that the targeted red or brown marks on your face will appear slightly redder or browner. This diminishes quickly over a couple of days and then skin will appear clear and bright. None of this is particularly noticeable or unsightly.
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Victoria Beauty Salon, Belgrave Road, London, UK
+ 074 6610 5472