laser ipl



Both the pleasures and stresses of life, along with time, tend to cause our skin to appear older. And the signs of photo-ageing and sun damage are typically most visible in a persons face and body.

While numerous treatments from single creams to major surgery exist to improve facial flaws, skin specialists have always sought dramatic improvement with low risk and no “down time”.

How Does the treatment work?

Photo-rejuvenation using IPL is a non- invasive treatment that treats skin damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, hence, no “down time”. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively, such as broken capillaries, benign brown pigment, age spots (sun induced freckles), mottled pigmentation and poikiloderma.

What happens during  a treatment?

At Canterbury Cosmedics, we always offer you a free consultation and optional test patch. Treatment will begin when the results of the consultation and test patch are clear.

A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light.

The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin and pulses of light are applied. Treatment is usually administered in a series of 4-6 sessions that provide excellent long term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction.

What does the treatment feel like?

Most people tolerate the treatment well. It can be described as a mild sting like the ping of a rubber band.

Is It safe?

At Canterbury Cosmedics, we are regulated by The Care Quality Commission and abide by all their procedures and regulations. We recommend that you check all clinics for their CQC registration number.

Are there any possible side effects?

In very rare circumstances, redness may occur (feeling a bit like sunburn). Occasionally, a client could develop bruising or blistering, but this would settle within a few days. In our experience this would generally only happen when a client does not tell us about specific medication, recent sun exposure or fake tan products, and demonstrates why the consultation is of the utmost importance.

why are multiple treatments necessary?

Depending on the number of conditions that you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of 4- 6 treatments may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. By dividing the full programme into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk- and, it preserves the wonderful “no downtime” feature that people appreciate so much.

What can be treated and what kind of results should I expect?

Imperfections from Sun Damage and Photo-ageing.

Facial imperfections or abnormalities can detract from your wellbeing and appearance, no matter how healthy and young you feel. IPL technology helps to create a smoother looking skin. After a series of treatments, you can a see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation. The same treatment can be used effectively on the neck, chest, arms and hands.

Benign Vascular Lesions (broken veins and capillaries)

The face has an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, ageing, trauma, sun exposure and certain lifestyle factors can cause a number of them to break appearing as red streaks or blotches on the face. IPL therapy can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.

Redness Caused by Broken Capillaries

Many people suffer from broken capillaries and diffuse erythema, that can cause them social embarrassment. For both men and women, IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding healthy skin.

Who is the practitioner?

Our Practitioner, Maria Plenzik, has over ten years of experience performing laser and IPL treatment. She is highly skilled and will offer you free expert advice as to the best form of treatment for your condition.

How much does it cost?

Please contact us to find out more about pricing.

To find out more about our treatments ring us now on 01227 761000