IPL Treatment

At a glance

Procedure time

45 mins




0-24 hours

Duration of results

6-24 months

Discomfort level


No. of treatments


A multi-purpose treatment

IPL feels a little like a rubber band snapping against the skin. A patch test is performed before the start of treatment and a number of treatments are normally required to achieve a satisfactory result. Goggles are worn to protect the eyes and then a layer of gel is applied to the skin, the IPL applicator is then applied and repeated pulses of light are directed onto the affected skin. Each pulse can cause a slight sting or burning sensation. Numbing cream is not usually applied as it can impair the results but can be offered if required. Following treatment, there may be some redness and swelling and occasionally blistering. As with all laser treatments, there is a small risk of burning or pigmentation changes.

Lumenis M22 Multi System Advanced Skin Treatments

The M22 is able to treat a variety of skin conditions using 3 technologies in one system.

IPL – for skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, redness and acne
ResurFx – fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing for scarring, acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks and uneven texture
Q-Switched Nd:Yag – for tattoo removal, venous lake, pigmentation, skin toning and brightening

IPL treatment for skin rejuvenation

IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment that can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns both safely and effectively. The signs of photoageing such as thread veins, skin discolouration, age spots and mottled pigmentation, are all improved by IPL. The IPL is absorbed into the skin causing a heating effect which penetrates into the superficial and deeper layers. A course of 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.

IPL treatment for acne

Lumenis M22 IPL acne treatment can greatly improve the skin’s appearance, reducing acne while at the same time treating redness and pigmentation. A special acne filter eliminates acne causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and excess sebum production. It also targets red and brown marks on the skin to improve scarring and blemishes. Acne can be effectively treated with IPL alone (or in combination with other clinical treatments such as our ZO Skincare or HydraFacial). We also offer Lumenis M22 Resurfx as an additional add on resurfacing skin treatment to address deeper post acne scarring.

IPL is suitable to treat mild to moderate acne. A treatment plan will be advised following consultation but is typically a course of 6 treatments (may be followed by a treatment every 2-3 months to maintain results if needed).

Photofabulous – the ultimate combination treatment

Healthy, clear-looking skin is always on-trend. But as we age, our texture and tone can change. Meet Photofabulous- an optimally tailored treatment that addresses the early signs of aging and provides noticeable results for pigmentation, age or sun spots, fine lines, and overall skin appearance.

What is Photofabulous?

The Lumenis M22 Photofabulous treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution that addresses a wide range of ageing skin concerns like age and sun spots, fine lines, acne scars, and uneven texture and skin tone in one treatment session. The unique rejuvenation treatment utilises two technologies sequentially – IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX non-ablative skin resurfacing so that both skin tone and texture can be treated.

How does it work?

By sequentially administering both the IPL and ResurFX technologies in the same treatment session, skin pigmentation and texture can be addressed.  The M22 IPL technology removes unwanted pigmentation and vascular lesions from the skin, while the ResurFX fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibres in the deeper layers of the skin. Stimulating new collagen production is the key to a more radiant, youthful- looking skin.

When will you see results?
Optimal results are achieved after a minimum of 3 sessions at 4 weekly intervals.

Photofabulous Plus

Adding a HydraFacial to the combination, one week before each laser treatment gives you the optimum preparation of your skin so the laser treatment is even more effective. Clear, decongested, hydrated skin will boost your results from the treatment.

For further information read our Photofabulous blog.

Please note that for all our laser treatments a test patch is required. This is for your safety and there must be a gap of at least 48 hours before any treatment takes place. The test patch appointment is a 30 minute appointment and is chargeable at £50.

Our fully trained and qualified staff are always happy to advise you on the best treatment for your skin. We offer complimentary initial consultations for this very reason. Please call us in clinic to book your appointment on 01793 321180.

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  • 17 Wood Street
  • Old Town
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
  • SN1 4AN