Pigmented lesions such as freckles and age spots often appear on the skin as we hit 40. This is because our skin is less able to repair sun damage. Whilst age spots are not harmful, they can cause distress.
Fortunately, we have a solution in our EXCELIGHT IPL treatment. Our highly-trained practitioners can use the EXCELIGHT to treat a number of common pigmentation problems including:
What’s more we can use this treatment to help even skin on the face, neck and hands!
The pigmented lesions will absorb the light from the IPL machine which causes them to heat up. This damages the cells containing melanin without compromising surrounding skin.
After treatment, you will notice that freckles or sunspots become darker and you may experience some crusting. Over the coming weeks, the crusting will flake away, leaving you with little trace of the original mark!*
EXCELIGHT IPL Pigmentation is effective for treating:
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
|No. of treatments||1 - 3*|
|Procedure Time||20 mins|
|Sensitivity Period||3 days*|
|Back to work||Next day*|
|Full Recovery||2 weeks*need to avoid sun 2 weeks post-treatment)|
|Duration of results||Long term and ongoing*|
The EXCELIGHT is an IPL device which uses Intense Pulsed Light to remove unwanted pigmentation from the face, hands and neck. Our skilled practitioners use the IPL to target pigmented lesions with intense pulsed light. This causes the unwanted lesions to heat up, damaging the cells containing melanin. Over the coming weeks the lesions will become darker and you will experienced some micro crusting before the lesions is sloughed away!*
Am I suitable for treatment?
IPL is an amazing treatment but not all patients will be suitable candidates. Before undergoing IPL treatment at the Light Touch Clinic, you will be invited for consultation and, if deemed suitable, a patch test. As IPL is targets melanin, it may not be suitable for the darkest skin tones. This is why you need to have a thorough assessment before treatment.
Unfortunately IPL is not suitable for treating melasma, moles, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and chloasma. However, we do have treatments at the clinic which can help with these conditions and our GP Dr Cherry Armstrong specialises in dermatology and minor surgery which means she can remove unwanted moles.
Does it hurt?
Discomfort varies from person person to person. Some find the treatment tolerable and other experience some discomfort during the procedure that feels a bit like an elastic band being pinged against the skin.*
Can I have IPL if I have a sun tan?
In short, no. IPL treatments cannot be performed on someone who has had prolonged sun exposure 2 weeks before treatment, so you should be very careful when planning IPL treatments around holidays. In addition, you will need to avoid prolonged sun exposure 2 weeks post-treatment too.
All IPL consultations will be carried out by our Senior Aesthetic Nurse Janine Scott RGN.