What is Intense Pulsed Light?

SkinBase™ IPL is a light based therapy used for hair reduction and medical therapies such as vascular lesions, acne and photo rejuvenation.

What is Intense Pulsed Light? IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is the process of using specific wavelengths of light to provide a range of aesthetic and therapeutic treatments.

IPL is different to laser based therapies that only produce a single wavelength of light and can therefore only treat a specific condition.

The SkinBase IPL can be used for a wide range of treatments including hair reduction, photorejuvenation, acne and vascular lesions.

The SkinBase IPL also features a unique cooling cryo-handset. The cryo-handset creates an anaesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience.

How Does Intense Pulsed Light Work?

The SkinBase IPL uses cut off filters to provide a range of wavelengths. These cut off filters selectively filter out the unwanted wavelengths of light. The remaining light is then used to treat a specific structure.

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What Can Intense Pulsed Light Treat?

The SkinBase IPL can be used to treat a wide range of conditions successfully. Our therapists have had fantastic results from permanent hair reduction to acne.

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What Are the Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light?

IPL is a light based therapy that works by targeting structures within the skin such as melanin, blood, and water in collagen with wavelengths of light to breakdown the structure and improve the appearance of the skin.

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Our therapists are trained to provide the safest possible treatment by completing an in depth consultation and patch tests prior to treatment.

All treatments have potential side effects. By insisting on highest standards of training and experience our IPL therapists help ensure your treatments go without a hitch.

One of the main contra-indications to treatment are an “active” sun tan on the area to be treated. Therefore sun exposure to the treatment area should be avoided 1 month pre and post treatment.

Your therapist will cover all aspects of your treatment as part of the consultation. If you would like more detailed information please download our treatment care advice leaflet.

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