What is IPL?


IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”.  IPL is used for various skin treatments which include:

  • Hair removal.
  • Skin rejuvanation.
  • Hyper pigmentation (uneven skin tone).
  • Vascular lesions (Port wine stains, thread veins, broken facial veins).

IPL is a flashlamp therapy whereby high intensity pules of light is used to improve the above mentioned conditions.

IPL is a non abrasive resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of the skin without affecting the top layers of skin.

Benefits & advantages of IPL

  • No down time after procedure.
  • IPL is suited to almost all skin types.
  • Works well for people with darker skin & hair colour.
  • The risk of damaging the skin is far less than most laser techniques.
  • The treatment/procedure is tailored to suit your needs giving you a personalised treatment.
  • The IPL can cover large areas of the skin, quickly.

What to expect when doing IPL

  • A cool gel will be applied to the area being treated .  The IPL hand-piece is then gently applied to the skin and pulses of light will flash.
  • You may feel a slight sting, similar to the snapping of a small rubber band.
  • Your eyes will be protected by using special glasses or eye pads.
  • After the procedure, the area treated may feel slightly warm and appear red (flushed).
  • Each patient is different with regards to treatment and will be advised as to how many treatments are needed.


IPL is available at Crosby Medical
Bookings/appointments are essential

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