IPL Skin Rejuvenation
At Skin Genie we have the state of the art Excelight machine, for the treatment of vascular irregularities and pigmentation as well as the illumiFacial®. This is the ‘next generation’ of the highly successful ‘Photofacial’ treatment, using a new and unique combination of specialist Lynton skincare together with ‘intense pulsed light’ (IPL).
Made in Britain by the UK’s No.1 IPL manufacturer and leading NHS supplier, the Lynton EXCELIGHT®, a certified medical device under the Medical Devices Directive.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
Am I suitable for IPL and/or illumiFacial®?
Treatment is perfect for anyone whose skin exhibits an uneven complexion, discolouration and visible signs of ageing, however, a full consultation is carried out prior to treatment to ascertain your suitability and indi- vidual treatment needs. A full treatment plan will then be tailored to treat your specific concerns, all aiming to improve the appearance, feel and health of your skin.
What should I expect after illumiFacial®?
You may experience a superficial tingling feeling on the skin and you may see a darkening of pigment spots before they flake away – this means the treatment has worked perfectly in providing you with a more even, flawless skin tone. As well as clearer, healthier skin, you will also experience an ongoing improvement to the firmness and plumpness of your skin in the following months post-treatment, as new collagen is stimulated deep within the skin tissue.
How does the treatment feel?
illumiFacial is a very quick, comfortable treatment which is designed to provide you with ‘optimum skin health’. Some people will feel a slight tingling sensation when the fruit peel is first applied, but it very quickly subsides. The IPL aspect of this treatment can sometimes be mildly uncomfortable – most people describe the discomfort as feel- ing like a ‘quick pinprick’ and ‘warm feeling’, which is very tolerable.
Are there any side effects?
The illumiFacial is a completely non-invasive treatment, using safe, medical-grade equipment to minimise side effects. Your skin may be red and slightly swollen immediately after treatment, but this will subside very quickly. You may also have some patches of dry skin and in very rare cases, a small blister can form with some temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. However, most people experience absolutely no side effects and any reactions usually disappear within a few hours, leaving the skin feeling and looking radiant. Book an IPL skin rejuvenation appointment at our Carlisle clinic.