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IPL for treating your skin concerns

SkinBase IPL for treating your skin concerns

SkinBase IPL is a medically CE certified system that offers advanced treatments for skin concerns such as; acne, thread veins, broken capillaries, campbell de morgan spots, rosacea, and pigmentation.These treatments are offered by our most experienced SkinBase IPL therapists after further advanced training with SkinBase. They come under 3 categories of treatment; acne, vascular lesions and photorejuvenation.

How does it work?

IPL uses specific light pulses to target structures within the skin such as melanin and blood. The light pulses break down the structures to improve the appearance of the skin. This is why it is effective for skin concerns like broken capillaries or age spots.The light pulses also stimulate collagen production which floods to the area; plumping the skin, reducing wrinkles; and resulting in a more youthful appearance.


During acne treatment, the IPL system releases yellow, green and red light that is emitted in a series of short pulses. This destroys the bacteria that live in the skin and cause inflammation, while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that block pores and cause outbreaks of pustules. The light also stimulates collagen production in the area helping to improve the appearance of acne scarring.


Photorejuvenation is the treatment of ‘photo-ageing’ which includes wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots. IPL treatment encourages the skin to repair itself and produce new cells and increase its collagen production. It is a very effective and non-invasive form of treatment that requires no down time. A SkinBase IPL photorejuvenation treatment will not only remove pigmentation and sun damage but also improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles.

Vascular lesions

Thread veins are often seen on the face, especially the cheeks and nose. They can be caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation but some people are simply more susceptible to them and they can be present from childhood. Facial telangiectasias usually respond well to IPL treatment. IPL therapy treats thread veins by emitting wavelengths of light that are filtered to target the haemoglobin in the thread veins/broken capillaries. The treatment causes the vein to gradually break down over a number of days until it has disappeared.

Does it hurt?

The SkinBase IPL system has a unique cryo-cooling handset which helps to numb the area before treatment by cooling it down, this also means there are no messy gels involved with a SkinBase treatment.

Where can I get these treatments?

You can find your nearest therapist using our Find a search function below. Simply select IPL from the dropdown. Your closest 3 locations offering IPL will be displayed.

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