Fraxel, or fractional Co2 laser resurfacing, is the biggest step forward in skin resurfacing in over 30 years; combining the effectiveness of the traditional CO2 laser with state of the art technology to fractionate the laser beam to almost eradicate the unwanted effects of the traditional method.More about Fraxel Enquire Now
Coolsculpting is the fat freezing revolution. It is not liposuction but really does have similar effects. Coolsculpting is the first and only treatment ever to be FDA approved for fat loss. This revolutionary procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighbouring tissue.More about Coolsculpting Enquire Now
Pellevé is the most recent in potent radiofrequency skin tightening devices that has swept across the US replacing old favourites like Thermage. Known as the magic wand, in a short course of economic treatments it will rejuvenate skin, improve fine wrinkles and many will see an improvement in facial shape and sagging skin. It can also be used at other sites such as the inner thighs, tummy and backs of the arms.More about Pelleve Enquire Now
Soprano Laser Hair Removal uses IN-MOTION technology which allows heat to gradually build up in the hair follicle until it is destroyed this then significantly reduces hair growth. By delivering the heat gradually and constantly this form of laser hair removal is virtually pain free for most patients.More about Soprano Enquire Now
What is IPL?
Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment (superior Lumenis Quantum) is a fantastic skin rejuvenation treatment which can also be used to treat specific skin conditions such as:
How does IPL work?
When treating pigmentation – IPL works by releasing short pulses of filtered light which is attracted and then absorbed by the pigmentation. This process heats the pigment without affecting the surrounding skin, the body then eliminates the pigmentation via a natural process referred to as phagocytosis.When treating redness / broken capillaries – The short pulses of light are absorbed by the blood vessels heating them to a point of destruction. In the following weeks the vessels are reabsorbed by the body via phagocytosis.
Who is suitable for treatment?
IPL is suitable for fairer skin tones, it is not suitable for darker skin types (due to the risk of adverse effects) and tanned individuals. The risk of post treatment complications such as pigmentation disturbances increases if a sun tan is present.
Large raised areas of pigmentation and moles cannot be treated with Intense Pulsed Light, a consultation with Mr Lee is available for this concern.
Pigmentation caused by sun damage (sun spots & freckles) respond very well to treatment, as they are more superficial. Background redness and broken capillaries also respond extremely well to treatment.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Following treatment the following side effects are common-
Bruising, swelling, mild heat sensation, darkening of pigmentation and vascular lesions. IPL will make patients more sensitive to UV light so we recommend wearing SPF 50 throughout the course of treatments.
Treatments should be performed every 4 – 6 weeks, most people will require 3 – 5 sessions.
A thorough consultation will be performed prior to treatment in order to confirm suitability for treatment. A patch test will be carried out at least 48 hours before any treatment to assess skin reaction.
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