Blemishes, pigmentation and redness in the skin all contribute to an aged appearance. Skin Rejuvenation with intense pulsed light will soften blemishes and redness in the skin as well as stimulate new collagen growth. Treatments result in an even toned and smoother skin, with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin rejuvenation treatments with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are performed in our Glasgow and Bothwell clinics by our expert aesthetic therapists.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is IPL?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a medical application that uses the properties of high energy light and their effect on tissues to produce a desired outcome.
How does it work?
The energy is transmitted across the skin and is absorbed by tissues in the body. The target depends on the type of light used but the result is that the tissue heats up quickly. In the case of thread vein treatments the target is the blood vessels and in pigmentation the target is the melanin. The heat cases destruction of the tissue so removes redness from blood vessels and lightens pigmentation
Is it Safe?
IPL was originally developed to treat vascular lesions and has been approved by the FDA as a treatment since 2005. Since then it has developed to treat a large number of conditions including hair removal, skin laxity, photorejuvenation, rosecea and melasma. Like all medical interventions there are some risks however in expert hands IPL treatment is very safe and adverse events are rare. Your practitioner will explain the potential risks as well as the potential benefits at your consultation.
Does it Hurt?
The treatment requires a number of applications or “pulses” to be applied to the area. Most people describe the sensation of each pulse as a “flick” or “pinch”
How long do the results last?
Once an area of redness or pigmentation is treated it should be gone for good. However as your skin ages you will develop further areas that may require more treatment.
How many treatment are required?
A course is usually recommended for most indications and it could be from 2 to 6 treatments. Your practitioner will assess you at the initial consultation and advice you how many treatments may be required.
Is there any downtime?
No. You can continue your normal activities immediately after treatment. It is recommended to use an SpF after treatment on sun exposed areas.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of treatment varies depending on area treated, number of sessions and complexity of treatment. Typically treatments with a therapist start from £70 and treatments with a Doctor from £100
I’ve been coming to Emma for 3 years now and always delighted with the results. Advice is always offered to achieve the best look and I trust her wholeheartedly. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.Gillian
I have been having my treatments at Clinetix for 5 years now. Very professional and very experienced. I would not go anywhere else. Emma is amazing.Kirsty
Wouldn’t go anywhere else! First class team, amazing results every time.Christopher
Absolutely fantastic team, from beautiful receptionist to the lovely Dr’s Emma and Simon. Go along and get rejuvenated at Clinetix, you won’t be disappointed.Leona
I’ve been coming to Clinetix now for 6 months and my skin has never looked better! The staff are so knowledgeable, super friendly, incredibly well trained but never pushy. And Emma is amazing- believe me- nothing hurts ever! Highly recommend!Lynne
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Absolutely wonderful fantastic results!! Really professional, friendly team.Marian
Dr Emma was very informative and eased my nerves the first time I had Botox. This is my second visit and I would highly recommend Clinetix.Susan
I love coming to get my dermalux done, girls are so pleasant and make you feel so comfortable too. Love coming here!Iris
Professional team with great integrity and commitment.Shanthi
Excellent staff, professional environment. Always delighted with the results, would always recommend this clinic to friends.Gina
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Fantastic experience. Great staff.Wendy
Highly professional, friendly, welcoming staff. Very good at explaining procedures and putting any fears to rest.Annette