Skin Rejuvenation Using IPL technology
Using IPL technology, also known as intense pulsed light, we can effectively carry our IPL skin rejuvenation at our Hylagen skin clinic. IPL directs controlled pulses of light into the upper layers of the skin. This light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals: melanin and haemoglobin.
Melanin naturally occurs in pigmented areas, while haemoglobin is present in red blood cells. As this light is carefully controlled, it contains the right amount of energy to destroy any targets such as pigmentation or sun damage without damaging any surrounding tissue.
The result is skin that feels younger and fresher, immediately after one IPL skin rejuvenation session. For maximised results, our IPL laser specialists may recommend a course of treatments.
IPL skin rejuvenation can be carried out on skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick classification. Skin types 4 includes skin that tans easily and burns minimally. Skin type 1 includes fair skin that frequently burns with sun exposure. If you are not sure what skin type you have, or whether IPL skin rejuvenation would be suitable, please get in touch to speak to one of our IPL laser specialists.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Similarly, to IPL, laser skin treatments can be used to safely remove any areas of pigmentation or sun damage. During laser skin rejuvenation, an intense beam of light is directed at the affected area, removing the skin layer with precision.
With our laser skin treatments, we may also recommend a carbon facial. To find out more, please book a consultation or get in touch! Our laser facial specialists will be able to assess your skin and advise you on whether IPL or laser skin rejuvenation would be best suited to your skin type.
What To Expect at Your Laser & IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Initial Laser & IPL Skin Rejuvenation Consultation
At your initial consultation, we will examine your skin to better understand the nature of the issue you are facing and what it is you would like to have removed or treated. Our skincare experts will then advise you on the best plan of treatment for your specific skin. Whether we recommend laser or IPL skin rejuvenation, we will need to carry out a skin patch test. Without this, we cannot treat you even if you have had previous laser or IPL skin rejuvenation treatments elsewhere.
During your initial IPL skin rejuvenation consultation, we will run you through any pre-treatment care. This will include avoiding sun exposure before and after your treatment. If you have a holiday planned, please let us know during your consultation so we can schedule your appointments around it. Direct sun exposure before or after IPL or laser skin treatments is extremely dangerous and can cause serious damage.
At Your Laser & IPL Skin Rejuvenation Appointment
IPL treatments are relatively quick, depending on the size of the area being treated. This also goes for any laser skin treatments. First, we prepare the skin pre-treatment, gently cleansing to remove any dirt or makeup. We will then apply a room temperature gel to the skin while providing you with protective eye goggles.
Once treatment starts, it will be relatively painless. Most of our IPL or laser skin treatment patients describe the feeling as similar to an elastic band snapping against the skin. Any discomfort is short-lived and is followed by a feeling of warmth. Our IPL and laser specialists will be there to reassure you throughout the entire process, so please feel comfortable knowing you are in the hands of fully trained experts.
After Your Laser & IPL Skin Rejuvenation Facial
Immediately after your laser or IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, it is normal for the skin to be a little red. Our skin care specialist will then apply a room temperature aloe vera gel to help soothe the skin. This will be followed by a high SPF sunscreen. This is an essential part of the aftercare, and it is important that you avoid any prolonged sun exposure. If you do have to spend time outside, please cover up and seek shade.
You may experience slight swelling after your IPL or laser skin treatment. This is completely normal and will settle down after 24-48 hours. As the heat breaks down any pigment, it will rise to the skin’s surface forming scabs, crusts, and possible flaking. This will naturally heal or fall off within 7-10 days.
Call us today and book your Ipl Laser Skin Treatment.
Why use Hylagen Clinic for your Cosmetic Treatments?
Q. Why have treatments at Hylagen Clinic?
You will be treated by one of Ireland's leading cosmetic practitioners who are highly experienced in all cosmetic procedures. 12 years’ experience and 1000’s of patients, Hylagen Clinic is renowned for its high quality, honest, and ethical approach to cosmetic medicine.
We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable, and professional as possible.
The treatment is carried out at our clinic based in Newry. Only 45 minutes from Dublin and 30 minutes from Belfast. Conveniently located just of the motorway, with free carparking and discreet location.
Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic.
We use only premium and FDA/MHRA approved products and technology for the treatments.
We are RQIA (Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority) approved & regulated clinic, this ensures that we carry out high standard treatments, hygiene, and care to our patients.