When performed by a qualified skin care specialist, IPL photofacial treatment can help nearly all aspects of skin aesthetics and structure. The best candidates for photofacials are people with sun-damaged skin demonstrated by age spots, liver spots and light freckling, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores or red and flushed faces, broken capillaries and loose skin. An added benefit is that the photofacial stimulates new collagen, resulting in smoother, healthier skin. The number of IPL photo facials you need will vary depending on the condition you’re treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds. Photo facials work best in conjunction with a regular skin care routine that you develop with your Aesthetician.
The IPL system releases short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sunspots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates the melanin-rich cells. In the next few days/weeks after your treatment, you will notice the pigmented lesions will begin to darken and create a micro-crust.
The excess melanin will then shed naturally. Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and sun damage caused by over exposure to the sun or sun beds. From the age of around 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light (IPL).
We are happy to offer complimentary consultations and patch testing, with treatment prices for a full face start from £200 per treatment or please see below for course options of 1 to 6 treatments. For best results a course of 1 – 3 treatments maybe required with 28 days between treatments.
For further information please call OSC.
We are happy to offer a 25% discount on all hair removal course of 6 or 8 treatments, that are purchased in advance.
Single treatment cost/Pay as you go
£200 per treatment
Cost for course of prepaid treatment
£390 – Course of 2
£560 – Course of 3
£700 – Course of 4
£875 – Course of 5
£950 – Course of 6
Savings on prepaid courses
Normally £400 – Save £10
Normally £600 – Save £40
Normally £800 – Save £100
Normally £1000 – Save £125
Normally £1200 – Save £250
Please do not expose the area to be treated to the sun, sun-beds or artificial tanning products 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
Please shave the area to be treated 24 hours prior to your treatment.
Avoid strongly chlorinated water for 24 hours prior to your treatment.
Please inform your clinician about any changes in medication, as some medication can affect the treatment. (e.g photosensitising drugs or anti-coagulants)
Please inform your clinician if there is a chance you may be pregnant.
Please do not apply moisturisers, perfumed products, or antiperspirant to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior to your treatment.
If the chosen treated area is regularly exposed to sunlight, please apply an SPF 50 to the area daily – regardless of the weather.
Avoid perfumed products and moisturisers for 24 hours post treatment.
Avoid saunas, baths, hot tubs and heavy exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid abrasive or chemical peels in the chosen treatment area for at least 7 days.
If any blistering occurs in the treated area, please call the clinic to seek advice.
There is no financial or therapeutic advantage to scheduling treatment sessions with shorter intervals – Should you need to reschedule an appointment, we will always endeavor to push the appointment back, rather than bring it forward.
Please apply an SPF 50, regardless of the weather.
After your treatment, the treated lesion will begin to darken and develop a micro-crust. Though this is the desired outcome, please treat as a wound and do not pick or exfoliate the lesion. The lesion will shed naturally over the next 7-14 days.
The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
By selecting specific Programs to suit your skin type and presenting condition, your practitioner can customise your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin.
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments.
Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
Booking this treatment should take around 1 hour.
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take around 45 mins to 1 hour.
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.
New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimise sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.
Our two locations, Orchard Skin Clinic in Cambridgeshire and The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, both benefit from being located within quiet, calm and tranquil environments.
At Orchard Skin Clinic we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and corrective treatments to address many different skin conditions.
Our technologically advanced Laser equipment enables us to successfully treat men and women of all age groups and skin types who would like to improve or enhance their skin health, with very little or no downtime.
85-89 New London Road,
T: 01245 253760
47 Aldreth Road,
T: 01353 741730