IPL – Pigmentation

Pigmentation can be caused by a number of factors such as exposure to daylight throughout the year (think freckles),
hormonal fluctuations typically brought on by pregnancy or the contraceptive pill, thyroid problems, or post-inflammatory pigmentation (think acne scarring). At DestinationSkin, we use IPL to break up and lighten deeper sun damage & hormonal melasma to create a more even skin tone.

How does it work? 

The light is attracted to dark areas in your skin, making it extremely effective for lighter skin types. As it hits the dark spots, the light shatters the pigmentation which encourages it to lift to the surface before gradually lightening over a number of treatments as your surface cells renew.

What areas can be treated?

Face & body

What sort of results can I expect?

You will get a more even skin tone after a single treatment, but we would recommend a course to fully lift & lighten darker pigmentation. Depending on the depth of your pigmentation, your practitioner might prescribe a course of skin peels to work in conjunction with the IPL to improve really stubborn dark spots.

The images below show results that one of our clients got 6 weeks after a single IPL treatment to reduce sun damage.

A course of IPL treatments can gently lift even the most stubborn pigmentation. Results before & 6 weeks after a single treatment

Is there any downtime?

Your skin may appear a little flushed after the treatment, but this should subside very quickly

How many treatments are recommended?

Most people need a course of 3+ treatments with 4 weeks in between each session. Improvements will be seen after each session.

What will the treatment feel like?

IPL treatments are pain free. A few clients say that the light flashes feel like a gentle warm flick to the skin.

Next steps

All you need to do to get started is book a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care experts today. We will be able to prescribe the right treatment journey to help correct sun damage & create a more even skin tone. Use the form on the top right of this page or call your local clinic today.

Treatment Pricing:

Laser, IPL and Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

TreatmentPer TreatmentCourse of 3Course of 6
Age Spots / Sun Damage Reduction (15 mins)75£171£324
Age Spots / Sun Damage Reduction (30 mins)£125£285£540
IPL Acne Oxy Infusion£155£360£690
IPL Collagen Boost£155£360£675
IPL Collagen Boost with Microdermabrasion OR SkinCeuticals GL Peel£185£429£810
Laser Collagen Booster with Boost£185£429£810
Laser Collagen Boost with Microdermabrasion OR SkinCeuticals GL Peel£215£501£948

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