Our team of experienced Consultant Dermatologists at The Devonshire Clinic is able to offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photorejuvenation treatments for patients requiring cosmetic skin improvements as well as treatment for medical skin conditions.
We ensure that all IPL photorejuvenation treatments are given to the highest specifications so that they are both safe and effective. Treatments are given at our state-of-the-art skin clinic in Harley Street, London.
Increased collagen production
In cosmetic dermatology we make use of IPL to stimulate the lower skin layers, encouraging the fibroblasts there to produce more collagen to strengthen and plump the facial skin. This helps to improve the texture and elasticity of the skin, reducing wrinkles, shrinking pores and giving the skin a firmer, fresher look.
You might also notice that as the pore size in the skin shrinks, your skin becomes a little less oily, reducing the risk of spots, blackheads and whiteheads.
Reducing and removing sun spots / liver spots and skin pigmentation
Sun spots (also known as ‘liver spots’) are the darker, pigmented areas that appear on lighter coloured skin types due to ageing and sun exposure. These lesions are known medically as lentigines. They are completely harmless but when they appear on the hands and face they can cause problems with self esteem and confidence.
Their appearance can be made much less obvious with a series of IPL photorejuvenation treatments.
The pigment within lentigines absorbs more energy from intense pulsed light during IPL treatments than does the surrounding skin. As with thread veins, this causes very localised heating that disrupts the pigment molecules without affecting the normal skin immediately adjacent to the area of pigmentation.
As the protein molecules that make up the pigments are broken apart, they are reabsorbed by the body, and the colour of the spot changes. With repeated photorejuvenation treatments, the spot starts to blend in with the surrounding skin, becoming much less noticeable.
IPL can also be used to even out the irregular pigmentation on the skin that can arise from sun exposure over the years. It works in the same way as described above.