Intensive Pulse Light is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that is used to combat a range of skin problems including red thread veins, Rosacea, port wine stains, freckles, age marks, and dark hair.
The various wavelengths of the light target haemoglobin (e.g. thread veins), melanin (e.g hair) and ink (e.g. tattoos), making this a versatile treatment that can be tailored towards your specific needs.
Treatments are administered Dr Nyla’s team of medical professionals at the Medispa clinics in Cheshire, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Harley Street London. Book your free consultation online or by calling 0800 009 6661
Please note, prices are different across doctors and nurses.
IPL systems work the same way as traditional lasers, as light energy is targeted at cells with colour in the skin. That light energy is then converted to heat energy, which causes controlled damage to the chosen area. Intense Pulse Light delivers many colours (or wavelengths) in each pulse of light, unlike lasers.
Yes. The consultation is your chance to talk about expectations and concerns. It's the Doctor's chance to assess the your skin and identify any contraindications that may prevent the treatment from being carried out successfully.
The patient will be given protective eyewear. Then, a cold gel is applied to the area of treatment and the device, which has a smooth glass surface will be applied to the skin. Pulses of light will treat the areas precisely.
Generally, each treatment lasts for around 20 minutes depending upon the size of the area needing treatment.
For severe acne treatment, 6 sessions over 3-6 weeks will help to rid of unwanted acne. However, this will be monitored to see if you need more or less.
On rare occasions, Intense Pulse Light can hurt but it has been described as a similar sensation to that of a rubber band snapping against the skin or a slight pinch. If it becomes particularly painful, a topical anaesthetic can be applied.