At Cheshire Lasers we have a wide rang of treatments for skin rejuvenation. Cheshire Lasers uses the Intense Pulsed Light ( IPL) system for skin rejuvenation when there are brown spots (pigmentation) or redness caused by thread veins.
Pulsed light quickly removes brown and thread veins and it also stimulates the production of new collagen.
At Cheshire Lasers we us a Lynton Aqs System made by Lynton Lasers a local company from Holmes Chapel with a fantastic reputation.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation Consultation Procedure
Prior to any treatment our Level 4 Laser Technician will provide a full consultation. The consultation identifies your expectations and provides a complete explanation of the treatment. A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. If you wish to proceed a written informed consent is obtained and a test patch is performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light.
How does Intense Pulsed Light work?
Intense pulsed light systems release precisely controlled short 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.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and then a mild, relaxing skin peel or microdermabrasion is applied. Both of these techniques remove the top layers of dead skin, leaving the skin feeling smoother and refreshed. You will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes. A layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. 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 cooled.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Yes, the ideal patient is fair skinned but our systems have pre-programmed settings to maximise results for different skin types. If there are any areas of broken skin, treatment is delayed until the area has completely healed.
How does the treatment feel?
You will nor need anaesthesia for this treatment. Most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable and liken it to a quick pin prick.
Is IPL safe?
The skin of some patients becomes quite red after treatment. Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or small blisters may form. However, most patients experience little or no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. A cooling pack will be applied to the skin to ease these symptoms. You may see a darkening of any pigmented spots before they flake off, leading to an evening of skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is deposited within the dermis. Some patients notice a slight swelling over the cheekbones, which may last for up to 72 hours.
How many treatments are necessary?
Treatments are carried out every 4 weeks and up to 6 treatments may be needed for maximum results.
Thereafter top-up sessions are performed as required.
How long does each treatment take?
A facial treatment usually takes about 30 – 45 minutes.