What is photo ageing ?
One of the reasons for age related changes
is exposure to sun. Skin becomes wrinkled, it looses its
tone and becomes flabby, pigment changes occur, pores on
skin surface enlarge and small vessels start to become more
How does IPL work?
IPL produces small flashes of broadband
light. Unlike lasers which are one specific wavelength of
light, IPL works by simultaneous effect of different wave
lengths of light within the range of 560 to 1200 nm.
The different light lengths have different effects on different
layers of the skin, IPL stimulates the natural production
of collagen. The final rejuvenating effect of the IPL treatment
becomes visible 4-6 months after the treatment. The skin
appears smooth and fresh colored. The skin texture improves
and the pores and fine wrinkles show improvement and may
disappear completely. Deep wrinkles and lines cannot be
corrected/ removed by IPL. We can help these with other
laser treatments which we have available for you.
How does laser work?
Laser light penetrates deeper in the skin
and achieves gentle heating of deeper layers of skin which
helps reducing fine lines, wrinkles and deep pigment and
can achieve skin tightening.
What lasers are used at Coltishall
We use four different IPLs
and twelve different lasers depending
on each client/ patient's needs. These may be used alone
or in combination.
How many treatments will be required?
At your consultation you will have a test
patch to see how your skin responds to this treatment. This
is a gentle and ‘no-downtime’ treatment so that
you can return to your normal activities within a few hours.
Although excellent results can be obtained after one session,
the effects are cumulative and generally 3-5 sessions are
required at 2-6 week intervals.
What is the fee for the procedure?
Test patch £ 35. IPL & laser
treatment session prices start from £120. Usually
a combination of IPL & laser devices is required for
best results. We use top of the range FDA approved medical
machines which combined with our experience produce excellent