Photo-Rejuvenation or Facial Rejuvenation (IPL only)

Course of 4 - 6 treatments
Stimulates own collagen and elastin production
Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pore size
Improves the texture of the skin
Ideal for sun damaged, pigmentation and acne prone skin

How does the treatment work?

The light is absorbed by water and collagen in the skin causing controlled thermal damage, which results in collagen regeneration.

This is not easy as our skin ages due to excessive sun exposure and due to decreased production of collagen. Skin Rejuvenation treatment will help you to keep a younger and fresher looking face. Skin Rejuvenation makes your face look smoother diffusing redness and improves the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores and skin tone. Uneven pigmentation will also be reduced.

"Many women report that it becomes easier to apply make up."

How does Intense Pulsed Light work?

Intense pulsed light systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. This improves the radiancy and tightness of the skin, controlling enlarged pores, and giving a more uniform complexion. Diffuse redness is caused by an increased number of tiny blood vessels which contain haemoglobin. When cells containing a lot of melanin and haemoglobin are hit with the right type of light, they heat up and are destroyed, within a few thousandths of one second.

How is the treatment carried out?

The skin is thoroughly cleansed. A cold gel is applied to the area. You will be asked to put on goggles. The light applicator is placed onto 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 is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area moisturised.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

The ideal candidate is fair skinned. If there are any areas of broken skin, treatment is delayed until the area has completely healed.

How does the treatment feel?

No anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate. Every client describes the sensation differently. You will feel heat on the area.

What are the side effects?

The skin can become red after treatments. However most patients experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

It is extremely important to avoid sun tanning before the procedure. Otherwise the light will be absorbed by melanin in the skin surface, making the treatment more uncomfortable and less effective. It is recommended to use a sunscreen minimum SPF30 for a few weeks following the treatment.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. Tightening of the skin should increase over a 24 hour period, building up with each treatment and lasting between treatments. Rarely patients notice a slight swelling over the cheekbones, which may last up to 72 hours.

How many treatments are necessary?

Treatments are carried out every four weeks. 4 - 6 treatments are recommended for maximum results. Therefore top-up sessions are performed as required.

How long does each treatment take?

A facial treatment usually takes about 30 mins. £80

Photo-rejuvenation combined with Bio-Matrix Collagen Facial. £110