To celebrate the launch of our new IPL treatments at the clinic, we are offering a complimentary Heliocare SPF to all patients that book a course in February. In addition, on Friday 23rd February we are hosting an IPL consultation day complete with private consultations and exclusive offers.
Despite being harmless and quite common, vascular lesions such as broken red veins, thread veins 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
Our experienced practitioners use the EXCELIGHT to target light energy to the skin. Due to their colour, blood vessels quickly absorbed this light which eliminates them. The surrounding skin and tissues are unaffected. Once the vessels have been destroyed, they are quickly reabsorbed by the body. This results in little or no trace of the troublesome vessel.*
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.
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. 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.*
Sometime we need to treat vascular lesions like red veins more than once as they may refill depending on their source after one treatment.*
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 our Senior Aesthetic Nurse Janine Scott RGN.