IPL Rosacea Treatment
- A long-term solution to rosacea (red flushing)
- Suitable for treatment of rosacea concerns to the face and neck
- Quick and effective with minimal risk and downtime
- Visible results after just a few sessions
Our IPL rosacea treatment system utilises the latest Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) to safely and effectively provide a long term solution to red flushing on the face and/or neck.
Our intense pulsed light system emits light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. There is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered and time for a small patch test to be carried out*. Treatment begins with a thin layer of chilled gel being applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel. The light applicator is then place on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area has been treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment, protective eye wear will be provided.
*£20 charge for test patch, redeemable against any IPL treatment
Most people are suitable for treatment, with the best results often achieved by clients who have fair skin, for whom there is also less risk of side effects.
Following treatment, vessels at the treatment site will quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little-to-no trace of the original lesion. Skin tone will appear more even and the complexion healthier, lighter and brighter.
Typically 3 to 6 treatments are needed for maximum results, with repeat treatments usually taken at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a “flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Particularly delicate areas such the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though uncommon, there is some risk of a small blister forming and of temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
“I used to spend hours applying layers of make-up to disguise my flushed skin. IPL rosacea treatment has totally changed my life- and my make-up routine!”
“Rosacea on my cheeks totally ruined my confidence to the point where I used to dread leaving the house. IPL treatment with Brigid has not only resolved my problem but boosted my confidence dramatically. I’ll never be able to thank her enough.”