Here at Dr Glancey clinics , we can treat a range of conditions using the most advanced Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technologies. From pigmentation to resurfacing we can tailor-make skin programmes combining lasers technology with skin care to get you the skin you’ve always wanted. There are a host of skin conditions that can be treated with IPL and lasers for both men and women for the face, neck, décolleté, hands and the body leaving the skin blemish-free and rejuvenated.
We use Intense Pulsed Light Skin rejuvenation to treat patients with:
Broken capillaries and high colour/flushing
Blood spots on the body – Haemangiomas
Poikiloderma /Poikilodrema Civatte
IPL skin rejuvenation is a perfect solution for so many skin concerns. These will be discussed in a free, detailed consultation and a programme of a single treatment or a course of treatment will be planned. We can also combine topical skincare to maintain and enhance the results. For the best results we ask that the areas treated are free from any tanning either from the sun, sunbeds and fake tan.
This varies depending on the treatment or combination of treatments being given. Sessions normally last 30 – 60 minutes.
Each procedure is individual to your own needs and the recovery period will be discussed during your initial consultation. Normally any redness can be easily covered with make-up.
Once we have achieved the results you want we then formulate a maintenance programme of skin care and ‘top-up’ sessions, ensuring you can have beautiful skin all year round.
Prices start from £50
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and how does it work?
IPL uses light form the electromagnetic spectrum, which is pulsed into the skin.
What makes our laser and IPL systems so advanced?
We use a unique platform from Alma Lasers, an award-winning company that produces lasers that use the most advanced technology for the aesthetic and surgical industries. This platform allows us to use a range of laser and IPL treatments so we can treat many different skin problems. With so many companies offering these treatments it is so important you not only chose experienced and qualified practitioners but also that the machines comply with all the regulations and are safe and effective.
What areas can be treated with IPL skin treatments?
Patients come to us with skin problems on many parts of the body. Whilst most patients are concerned with their face, many come seeking treatment for age spots on their hands and body, which can appear very ageing. More and more patients are looking for treatments for their neck and décolleté, which can also show early signs of ageing through sun damage and in women through wearing perfume on the neck which causes discolouration and mottled skin. Other body areas including the shoulders and arms can be treated as well as intimate areas where pigmentation can be of concern.
Is there anything I can do before a consultation to prepare the treatment area?
For our female patients there is no need to come free of make-up as we will remove this if we have to. It would be advisable to bring some make-up with you to touch up following the consultation/treatment. It is also very important that there is no tan in the treatment area. This includes fake tans, sun bed tan and tan from the sun. If you are on any medication it is also advisable to bring these along in order to check if they will affect the treatment.
If I have had treatment at another clinic can I have treatment straight away without a patch test?
Unfortunately we will always need to perform a patch test on patients new to us and wait a week before we can perform the full treatment. This is in the interest of your safety and to ensure you have an effective treatment.
Will the treatment hurt?
The treatment has been described like an elastic band ‘flicking’ on the skin. Because of the advanced chiller tip in the treatment head of the IPL, the skin can be pre cooled so that the feeling is comfortable and pain-free. For our more sensitive patients we do have many other pain management options and aim to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend on the skin problem. Sometimes one-off treatments can achieve the results that patients want. Other cases require a short course of treatments and may even combine this with specialised skincare to enhance and maintain the results.
Are there any risks associated with this treatment?
We discuss all risks at the consultation and cover side effects including reddening, burning, blistering, bruising, swelling and hyper and hypo pigmentation