IPL Skin Pigmentation Treatments

Pigmentation, age spots and freckles are typically caused by sun exposure or the natural ageing process. They can vary considerably in size, shape and depth, and be raised or flat.

They are very common frequently appearing on the face, neck, décolletage, back of the hands and body. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment is a safe, precise, and effective way of treating pigmentation with minimal effect on the surrounding skin.

Eden Skin Clinics offer IPL treatment for pigmentation. Book a consultation with one of our IPL specialists here…

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What to expect at your IPL Pigmentation treatment

Initial pigmentation consultation

At your initial consultation one of our skincare experts will examine you, discuss the treatment options with you and carry out a test skin patch. This test is for your well-being and we cannot treat you without it.

It is important to avoid the sun during IPL treatment and for 30 days afterwards. If you are going on holiday, please let us know at your initial consultation and we can plan around it.

If you use Retin-A we recommend you stop using it a couple of weeks before your appointment to prevent extra sensitivity. We also recommend you do not have IPL pigmentation if you have a tan (even a fake one) as it interferes with the targeting of the brown pigment (melanin).

Our IPL equipment can treat skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick classification (4 being light brown skins which tans easily and burns minimally).

At your IPL pigmentation appointment

IPL pigmentation treatments usually take around 20 minutes including preparing the skin pre-treatment, and aftercare procedures.

First, we gently cleanse to remove makeup, then apply a room temperature ultra-sound gel to the skin. You will also be asked to wear protective eye goggles.

Most clients describe IPL as uncomfortable, rather than painful, comparing the treatment to a rubber band snapping against the skin for a brief second, combined with a feeling of warmth.

Your skin will be a little red immediately after your treatment so we apply a soothing room temperature aloe vera gel.

We then apply a sunscreen. Avoiding sun exposure during and after IPL treatment is essential, so always wear a high SPF, and if you are outside we recommend you wear a hat and seek out the shade.

After your IPL pigmentation treatment

A little redness, like sunburn, is usual after the IPL treatment and occasionally clients experience slight swelling which usually goes after 24-48 hours.

The heat breaks down this pigment into tiny particles which rise to the skin’s surface causing the pigmentation to initially darken, then form scabs which naturally slough away wit