The Science

The IPL system releases short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sunspots or liver spots.

The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates the melanin-rich cells.

In the next few days/weeks after your treatment, you will notice the pigmented lesions will begin to darken and create a micro-crust.

The excess melanin will then shed naturally.

The Treatment

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and sun damage caused by over exposure to the sun or sun beds.

From the age of around 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear.

Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance.

Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light (IPL).

What to Expect

Following an in-depth consultation with one of our laser therapists, and patch test will be carried out, to ensure you don't have any adverse reactions to the treatment.

When you return for your first treatment, your therapist will conduct a quick check of the patch test area, and screen for any recent sun exposure, new medication and other contraindications. After this, your treatment will begin.

Your treatment will take place in a bright, clean and airy clinic room, with your therapist ensuring you are comfortable and relaxed throughout.
Suitable For
- Pigmented Spots
- Skin Types I-III
- Sun Damage
- Mottled Skin
Pre Treatment Advice
Please do not expose the area to be treated to the sun, sun-beds or artificial tanning products 4 weeks prior to your treatment.

Please shave the area to be treated 24 hours prior to your treatment.

Avoid strongly chlorinated water for 24 hours prior to your treatment.

Please inform your clinician about any changes in medication, as some medication can affect the treatment. (e.g photosensitizing drugs or anti-coagulants)

Please inform your clinician if there is a chance you may be pregnant.

Please do not apply moisturizers, perfumed products, or antiperspirant to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior to your treatment.

If the chosen treated area is regularly exposed to sunlight, please apply an SPF 50 to the area daily – regardless of the weather.
Post Treatment Advice
Avoid perfumed products and moisturizers for 24 hours post treatment.

Avoid saunas, baths, hot tubs and heavy exercise for 24 hours.

Avoid abrasive or chemical peels in the chosen treatment area for at least 7 days.

If any blistering occurs in the treated area, please call the clinic to seek advice.

There is no financial or therapeutic advantage to scheduling treatment sessions with shorter intervals – Should you need to reschedule an appointment, we will always endeavor to push the appointment back, rather than bring it forward.

Please apply an SPF 50, regardless of the weather.

After your treatment, the treated lesion will begin to darken and develop a micro-crust. Though this is the desired outcome, please treat as a wound and do not pick or exfoliate the lesion. The lesion will shed naturally over the next 7-14 days.
Treatment Costs
One treatment: £150

Two Treatments: £300

Four Treatments: £500

Six Treatments: £750
Before and After Images