Intense pulsed light (IPL) for skin conditions
What is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy or IPL?
Aside from airbrushed photographs of celebrities, the “perfect skin” is hard to achieve. However, some of us feel particularly self-conscious about our skin, especially if we have scars, blemishes and other skin conditions. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy from Spire Healthcare aims to reduce the appearance of these blemishes without the need for surgery.
Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light therapy is a treatment option for those who want to reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes, including acne scars, rosacea, port wine stains, sun damage, age spots and other blemishes.
The benefits of having IPL treatment are likely to differ between individuals, but may include:
- Greater self-esteem and self-confidence
- An overall improved appearance
- Less noticeable blemishes
What does the treatment Involve?
Intense Pulsed Light therapy works by emitting a range of different wavelengths in each pulse of light. These pulses of lights are targeted to areas in the skin which are different in colour to the surrounding tissue; this includes scars, freckles, some birthmarks and other pigmented skin.
After the Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
IPL treatment is a less invasive alternative to chemical peels. As such, it is often possible to return home immediately after treatment. As IPL targets the dermis without affecting the epidermis, any peeling and recovery time is normally reduced. Depending on the reason for having the treatment, up to six sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.
Is IPL treatment available on the NHS?
The NHS will only consider cosmetic treatment in specific circumstances occasions, and generally this only applies to surgery. Therefore, Intense Pulsed Light treatment will normally only be administered from a private hospital or clinic, such as Spire Healthcare.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy from Spire Healthcare
Spire Healthcare’s experienced cosmetic specialists will guide you through every step of the way. We want you to feel in control and ultimately make the decision that is right for you. Throughout the process you will discuss the look and feel that you want to achieve and the results you can realistically expect from your treatment, as well as the associated risks and alternatives to Intense Pulsed Light therapy.
With Spire Cosmetic Surgery you can select to see the consultant surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery. You can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards.
How much does Intense Pulsed Light Therapy cost?
How can I find out more about Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?
- Coming along to a free Spire Cosmetic Surgery open event or mini-consultation is a great way to find out more about IPLand other cosmetic procedures.
- Call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, or request a callback and we will get in touch as soon as we can.
- Alternatively you can send us an online enquiry and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.