Introduction To Intense Pulsed Light
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is an FDA approved treatment similar to laser technology. It is a cosmetic skin treatment that helps reduce the signs of ageing, remove unwanted hair, lighten darker patches of skin and improve the appearance of spider veins and scars. To do this a bright light is aimed at the skin using various filters so that it only targets specific areas of the skin.
Unlike most laser treatments, which typically only match one type of light, Intense Pulsed Light treatments use a broad spectrum that is used with filters in order to be able to use it to combat several different conditions in one treatment, even contributing to reducing pore size.
There is minimal downtime associated with this treatment, and the feeling during treatment is usually compared by patients to a rubber band pinging on the skin.Book consultation
Before and after IPL treatment
Conditions that can be treated include dyschromia (brown or red discolouration of the skin), redness, sun spots, and spider veins or visible blood vessels.
During the treatment, light energy turns to heat, which damages or destroys the unwanted structures. The body then flushes these structures away using natural repair mechanisms to leave you with a more even skin tone. As well as benefits for the evenness and colour of the skin, it can brighten your youthful glow and helps to add small amounts of collagen back into the skin near its surface which improves texture.
Conditions treated with IPL
Redness is a very common indication that is experienced by many people at some time in their life, potentially causing psychological and self-confidence issues. Fortunately this can be treated with a Pulsed Dye Laser here at PHI Clinic, Harley Street, London.... Read on Book consultation
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, inflammation, and visible blood vessels on the face. It can also cause small bumps and pustules that look like acne. The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to a combinati...Read on Book consultation
Brown or greyish spots and patches in appearance, Melasma (or Chloasma) is a skin concern primarily found in adult women between the ages of 20 and 40. It can affect men as well, and is usually more pronounced in the summer months. It is not contagious or a disease, but it can be unpleasant and upsetting type of Read on Book consultation
There are special cells (melanocytes) in the skin that make melanin, a pigment that affects the colour of skin.
When these special cells are damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected; some disorders affect the entire body, whereas others just affect patches of skin. High levels of melanin cause darker skin, low levels cause lighter skin, and total or partial lack of melanin re...Read on Book consultation
One of the most common problems we treat patients for at PHI Clinic is facial veins. Face veins, or telangiectasia varicose veins, are small clusters of veins that run close to the surface of the skin that have become enlarged.
They are caused when the tiny valves in the circulation system stop working effectively, causing a backlog of blood flow. This backlog leads to the veins swelling...Read on Book consultation
The M22 is a pioneering aesthetic treatment that combines an IPL, a multi spot ND Yag and a fractional resurfacing...
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