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Skin Rejuvenation treatments offer a solution for all the visible signs of ageing caused by sun damage, such as brown spots (pigmentation), redness (thread veins) and uneven skin texture, lines and wrinkles.
How does the treatment work?
Precisely controlled short pulses of filtered light are released that target discolouration (brown and red lesions) to create a more youthful, even complexion. In addition, this light results in the stimulation of the fibroblast cells, leading to increased production of new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture of the skin, evening out lumps and bumps whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If an Nd:YAG Laser is used the skin will also become firmer, tighter and the appearance of scarring can be reduced.
How is the treatment carried out?
Prior to IPL or Laser treatments, you may wish to have a mild skin peel or microdermabrasion to help maximise results. Exfoliating the skin to remove the top layers of dead skin not only leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft but it also allows the treatment light to penetrate better. To start, a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The handpiece is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area has been treated. The chilled gel is then removed and the area cooled. During treatment, protective eye wear will be provided.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Yes, treatment is suitable for most people except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. We recommend a full consultation to ascertain your suitability and to allow the treatment to be tailored to your needs.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment can be mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required and most people describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable, not unlike a quick pin prick or warm feeling.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be quite red and slightly swollen after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Very rarely a small blister may form and there can be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. However, most people experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Redness and a slight warming sensation is normal after treatment. A cooling pack will be applied to calm the skin. It is usual for the pigment to darken, crust and flake off, leading to a more even skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is formed within the dermis.
How many treatments are necessary?
Treatments are carried out every 2 to 3 weeks and 6 treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter, top-up sessions are performed as required, but typically once or twice a year.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatment times can vary but typically between 20 – 45 minutes.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.
Prices from £80
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