At DestinationSkin, we use IPL to break up and lighten deeper sun damage to create a more even skin tone. We also use the IPL to coagulate the blood inside unsightly thread veins to make them disappear.
No of treatmentsrecommend a course of 3
Treatment Timefrom 15 mins
How does it work?
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.
The IPL 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.
Will it work for my skin type?
IPL can be used on lighter skin types as it interacts with the excess pigment in the skin, and doesn’t interact with the natural skin colour. For darker skin types, we have alternative treatments that are equally as effective using different techniques,
What areas can be treated?
At DestinationSkin the most common areas for treatment are the face, hands and neck. However, we can also treat backs, shoulders and arms.
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 and homecare to work in conjunction with the IPL to improve really stubborn dark spots.
If your skin has been exposed to the sun within 4 weeks before your treatment, let your practitioner know prior to your treatment. We can’t treat anyone with a tan – real or fake. If you’re tanned, please contact your clinic at least 48 hours prior to your next appointment to seek advice on how you should proceed.
You must stop any acid based products such as Glycolic and Salicylic at least 1 – 2 weeks before each treatment.
If you have been prescribed or are taking any new medications or herbal supplements, or if anything medically changes let your practitioner know prior to your treatment.
Before and afters
6 weeks after a single IPL treatment to reduce sun damageBeforeAfter
|Get hydrated skin with our courses||Maintain results|
|Treatments||Course of 3||Course of 6||Single Treatment|
|Age Spots/Sun Damage (15 mins)||£171|
|Age Spots/Sun Damage (30mins)||£285|
How many treatments will I need?
We often recommend between 3 to 6 treatments to achieve the desired results. Treatments will be spaced every 3-4 weeks, throughout the treatment course the pigment will begin to lighten and you will see a noticeable improvement in skin tone.
After the treatment, you must avoid perfumed products, make up (excluding mineral make up), sauna’s, steam rooms and swimming for 2 days. You can wear mineral make-up immediately – available at your clinic – if you wish. You must avoid using products with acids, retinol and exfoliating beads for at least a week.
We recommend using Youngblood mineral cosmetics, and a psychical broad spectrum SPF such as Dermaquest Zinclear SPF to protect and prevent the further appearance of age spots. To enhance the results further we would recommend you use a product that will rebuild the skins collagen, such as DermaQuests 3D StemCell Complex.
Q: Is there any downtime?
A: Your skin may appear a little flushed after the treatment, but this should subside very quickly
Q: How many treatments are recommended?
A: Most people need a course of 3+ treatments with 4 weeks in between each session. Improvements will be seen after each session.
Q: What will the treatment feel like?
A: IPL treatments are pain free. A few clients say that the light flashes feel like a gentle warm flick to the skin.
What our clients say
I have been having laser and IPL treatment over the last 3 months. The staff are excellent and friendly and I am very pleased with the results. Completely recommend