Despite being harmless and quite common, vascular lesions such as broken red veins, thread veins, rosacea and port wine stains can be distressing for those that have them. However, we are delighted to announce that we have a solution in our new EXCELIGHT IPL treatment.
We can use this treatment on a number of common vascular concerns including
EXCELIGHT IPL Vascular Lesions + Rosacea 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 - 5*|
|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 target unwanted vascular lesions such as red veins or broken veins and rosacea. The light from the IPL will be heat up the blood in the lesion and this will either instantly collapse the vessel or cause the vessel to coagulate within the vessel. Over the next few weeks the unwanted lesions will be absorbed by the body which will leave little or no trace of the lesion.*
Depending on your concern, you will need between 1 and 5 treatments. Some small red veins can be removed in 1 or 2 treatments but if you are considering IPL for rosacea you are likely to need 5 treatments.*
Treatments should be spaced between 4 and 6 weeks apart.
We can use this treatment to treat the face, neck and hands.
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.
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 one of our medical aestheticians.