Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation
What is Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
Lynton IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Skin Rejuvenation treatments utilise the power of light energy in specific wavelengths to effectively target discolouration in the skin to create a more even looking complexion, whilst at the same time also stimulating fibroblast activity to produce new collagen and elastin to subtly improve the texture of the skin.
What skin conditions/issues does Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treat?
Fine lines on the face, neck, décolletage and hands.
What happens during a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment?
Cool gel is applied to the treatment area and then short pulses of light are released through the IPL hand piece on to the skin. The light is turned to heat and absorbed by the melanin and haemoglobin on the surface of the skin. The hand piece is moved around the treatment area and the process is repeated. Protective eye goggles are worn during the treatment.
Is a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment painful?
Most people describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable, like the flick of an elastic band or a very quick, hot pin prick. No anaesthesia is required and the skin is cooled before and after treatment.
What results will I see?
This treatment helps to even out pigmentation and vascular irregularities, such as thread veins, whilst also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to reduce lines and wrinkles.
How many treatments are required for great results?
Treatments can be carried out every 2-3 weeks. A course of 6 treatments is recommended for best results. Top-up sessions are typically recommended once or twice a year thereafter.
What is the recovery time following a Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment?
Redness and warm skin are expected after treatment. Pigmentation will darken or form 'micro-crusts' before flaking off, leading to a more even skin tone. Thread veins may darken before the hemoglobin is then absorbed into the skin. New collagen will be produced over the following months, leading to a subtly improved quality and density of the skin.
A Lynton IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment is not suitable for the following clients:
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Sun tanned skin/use of sunbeds/fake tan
Melasma or Vitiligo
History of Keloid scarring
Herpes (shingles/cold sores)
Semi-permanent/permanent fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra
Photosensitive medications or supplements, including Photofrin, Forscan, Amiodarone, Minocycline, St John's Wort, (a test patch may be required 4-weeks prior to treatment)
Oral Retinoids (wait 6 months after completion of course)
Steroids (Oral: wait 4 weeks after completion of course, Topical: 1 week)