Clinic Treatments

LYNTON IPL

SKIN REJUVENATION

What is Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

Lynton IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Skin Rejuvenation treatments utilise the power of light energy in specific wavelengths to effectively target discolouration in the skin to create a more even looking complexion, whilst at the same time also stimulating fibroblast activity to produce new collagen and elastin to subtly improve the texture of the skin. 

What skin conditions/issues does Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treat?

Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments target pigmentation, sun damage, thread veins, enlarged pores and fine lines on the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Why Lynton IPL?

Lynton are a UK company who originate from the University of Manchester.  Their medical-grade equipment is multi award-winning and they are the only IPL supplier to the NHS.  Their IPL technology is fully customisable, ensuring fantastic treatment results.

What happens during a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment?

Cool gel is applied to the treatment area and then short pulses of light are released through the IPL hand piece on to the skin. The light is turned to heat and absorbed by the melanin and haemoglobin on the surface of the skin. The hand piece is moved around the treatment area and the process is repeated.  Protective eye goggles are worn during the treatment.

Is a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment painful?

Most people describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable, like the flick of an elastic band or a very quick, hot pin prick. No anaesthesia is required and the skin is cooled before and after treatment.

What results will I see?

This treatment helps to even out pigmentation and vascular irregularities, such as thread veins, whilst also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to reduce lines and wrinkles.

How many treatments are required for great results?

Treatments can be carried out every 2-3 weeks.  A course of 6 treatments is recommended for best results.  Top-up sessions are typically recommended once or twice a year thereafter. 

What is the recovery time following a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment?

  • Redness and warm skin are expected after treatment.  Pigmentation will darken or form 'micro-crusts' before flaking off, leading to a more even skin tone.  Thread veins may darken before the hemoglobin is then absorbed into the skin.  New collagen will be produced over the following months, leading to a subtly improved quality and density of the skin.

Is there any pre-treatment advice for Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

  • A consultation will be conducted to discuss the treatment and determine a client's suitability.  This is a good opportunity for you to discuss your treatment goals and to ask any questions you may have.

  • A small test patch will also be carried out to assess the best treatment settings for you and to see how your skin may react to a full treatment.  A full treatment can be booked for a week after the test patch. 

  • Allow 14-days after botox, fillers and other aesthetic procedures, e.g. peels and microneedling.

  • Topical retinoids/retinol should be stopped 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • It is important that the treatment area is free from a suntan, including fake tan, as the IPL cannot differentiate between the melanin in skin and in pigmented lesions or hair, so a suntan will greatly increase the risk of burns, scarring and hypopigmentation following treatment.

Is there any specific aftercare following a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment?

  • Make-up can be applied after several hours if the skin is not sore. 

  • Avoid strenuous exercise, hot baths and showers, sauna, steam, massage and anything that could heat or irritate the skin. 

  • Use an SPF30 and protect the skin from direct sunlight during the treatment course and for at least a month after treatment ends to protect against hyperpigmentation.

Is a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment suitable for everyone?

​A Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment is not suitable for the following clients:

  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  • Sun tanned skin/use of sunbeds/fake tan

  • Melasma or Vitiligo

  • Active cancer

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy

  • History of Keloid scarring

  • Lupus

  • Psoriasis/Eczema

  • Herpes (shingles/cold sores)

  • Semi-permanent/permanent fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra

  • Photosensitive medications or supplements, including Photofrin, Forscan, Amiodarone, Minocycline, St John's Wort, (a test patch may be required 4-weeks prior to treatment)

  • Oral Retinoids (wait 6 months after completion of course)

  • Steroids (Oral: wait 4 weeks after completion of course, Topical: 1 week)

Please get in touch with any questions or for more information.

How much does an Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment cost?

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