IPL Treatment

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 shone onto the affected skin. Each pulse can cause a slight sting or burning sensation.

If pain relief is required then a local anaesthetic gel can be applied before the treatment to numb the skin. 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 4 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

Multi-Spot Nd:Yag – for leg veins

Q-Switched Nd:Yag – for tattoo removal, pigmentation, skin toning and brightening

Combination Treatments

The multiple system allows us to tailor-make your treatment. For example: using a combination of IPL and ResurFx.

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).

The treatment is quick and with minimal downtime (just a little redness immediately afterwards). Most people will see improvement after a few treatments   depending on the severity of the acne and skin type.

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 skin rejuvenation facial

A non-invasive treatment that improves and reduces the signs of ageing by targeting pigmentation and redness to brighten and even out skin tone. It also improves the condition of the skin by promoting collagen production. A course of 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.


Our fully trained and qualified staff are always happy to advise you on the best treatment for your skin. We offer free of charge 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