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IPL

A non-invasive treatment for a range of skin complaints

If facial veins or acne are making you feel self-conscious, help is at hand. At Bodyvie, we use Intense Pulsed Light or IPL treatment to target troublesome blood vessels and acne outbreaks with a quick, non-invasive procedure.

IPL is different from a laser because it uses multiple wavelengths rather than just one. It achieves rapid photorejuvenation by using these wavelengths to penetrate your skin at different levels to treat the targeted areas. This stimulates the production of collagen, a naturally-occurring protein that helps heal and revitalise the skin. The IPL device can be customised to suit your skin type and achieve maximum results as quickly as possible, but it is best suited to those with fair to light brown skin.

Blood vessels visible on your skin, as well as facial flushes, vascular lesions and rosacea, can all be treated with IPL. It has also proven to be successful when used against acne and hyperpigmentation. When used against acne, IPL works to destroy the bacteria that cause the characteristic inflammations of this common and stubborn skin complaint. IPL is versatile enough to treat a range of other skin issues and can even be used for hair removal.

Your IPL treatment at Bodyvie begins with a consultation with your Bodyvie aesthetician, who will work with you to understand your requirements and devise a tailored treatment programme. The procedure itself can last between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. The treatment is non-invasive and relatively gentle, so you will experience few if any side effects; there may be a slight redness after treatment, but this will soon subside. Each treatment may vary from one person to another.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Gets rid of unsightly veins on your face to give a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

This solution is non-invasive and uses Intense Pulsed Light treatment to target blood vessels on the surface of the skin.

The pulses of light feel a little like having an elastic band snapped against your skin. This is slightly uncomfortable but not painful.

You are likely to need a course of treatments to ensure optimal results from this treatment. The number required varies from one person to another and depends on the size of the area being treated, but we usually recommend eight treatments, spaced out at fortnightly intervals.

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