IPL Rejuvenation

To book a consultation and test patch for IPL skin treatment please call 01752 849417.

Pigmented  lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or  removed with our LUMINA (IPL ). All of these treatments are  non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body and will result in a  more even skin tone.

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other  unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over  exposure to the sun or sunbeds. From the age of about 40 the skin is  less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to  appear.  Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can  be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance.  Freckling  and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse  Light.

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun  exposure and some people are born with pigmented birthmarks or may have  melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy  or hormones. 

IPL or Intense Pulse Light skin rejuvenation and  pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure.  Age  spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to  three treatment sessions.

Treatment is suitable for you if:

You want a more even skin tone
You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
You want to target a specific age spot

Why Choose Saltash Aesthetics?

Saltash  Aesthetics uses unrivalled, specialist equipment supplied by the UK’s  No.1 manufacturer – Lynton Lasers. Medically CE marked and favoured by  medical practitioners in the NHS, the LUMINA provides dramatic results  for various skin concerns.

Your experienced Registered Nurse at  Saltash Aesthetics has received in-depth, comprehensive training,  covering the key fundamentals of laser & IPL, and most importantly:  how to achieve highly clinically effective results, whist keeping our  clients safety as the primary objective.   

Common Questions

How does the treatment work?

Light  is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high  concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid  absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction  of the melanin-rich cells.

How is the treatment carried out?

The  light applicator is placed 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 is treated. During treatment  protective eye wear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most  people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or  tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation  cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large,  dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large  part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are  superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and  freckles.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.

What should I expect after the treatment?

The  treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post  treatment. The lesions may darken and may appear more obvious before  they fade and ‘flake’ away. Sometimes an initial whitening of the area  is seen which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the  following few weeks.

Are there any side effects?

The  skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately  after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the  redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a  small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or  darker.

How long does each treatment take?

The length of  each treatment will depend on the type and size of lesion present, but a  typical session will take 10 to 30 minutes.

How many treatments are necessary?

The  number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented  lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week  intervals.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment you  must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical  history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding  you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

VASCULAR TREATMENT

Facial  thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly  superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and  across the cheeks and chin.  These broken veins occur when the vein  dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency  of the skin.  Although facial veins / spider veins are quite common they  can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them.

Facial  veins may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors  including damage from sun exposure, wind and the extremes of  temperature.  The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune  conditions may also induce thread veins.  Often the exact cause is  unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or as a part  of a skin condition called rosacea.

Facial vessels are  effectively treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) or laser with minimal  downtime or risk in just a few quick, easy treatments. 

Treatment is suitable for you if you want to:

Reduce overall facial redness and reduce blushing
Be rid of embarrassing broken veins or red spots
Have clearer, brighter, fresher looking skin
Suitable for face, neck and chest.

Common Questions

How does the treatment work?

Light  energy is applied to the skin where it 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.

How is the treatment carried out?

The  light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is  released. The applicator is moved to the neighbouring area and the  process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment,  protective eyewear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Treatment  is suitable for most people. Best results are obtained for those with  fair skin, and there is less chance of side effects.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment  is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the  procedure is actually quite quick. Sensations vary but most describe it  as a very quick hot pin prick.

Are there any side effects?

After  treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Rarely, some delicate  skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly  swollen for up to 48 hours. Though very rare, there is a chance a small  blister may form and there could be temporary lightening or darkening of  the skin.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments typically take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the type and size of lesion.

Which types of veins can be treated?

Most  red skin lesions, including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi,  and port wine stains, can be treated very successfully. Depending on  the lesions, leg vessels can also respond well to treatment.

How many treatments are necessary?

Typically  3 to 5 treatments are needed for optimum results, though small lesions  may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4  to 6 weeks. Consultation Procedure Prior to treatment you must first  undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are  obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be  asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

Why choose Saltash Aesthetics?

Saltash  Aesthetics has high calibre equipment to complete the task.  More  importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts  with the skin. Our LUMINA system is from Lynton Lasers, who have been  manufacturing lasers and IPL’s for over 20 years and their knowledge and  expertise is passed onto us.