IPL Skin Solutions

IPL Skin Solutions

We offer treatments for the following:

  • Acne
  • Pigmentation Removal
  • Thread Veins
  • Skin Rejuvenation

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that frequently affects teenagers and young adults of both sexes. However, adults of all ages from mid twenties through to mid fifties are increasingly affected and troubled by congested skin, blocked pores and skin blemishes. You don’t have to let acne spoil your life. Shona Claire Beauty offers a range of successful acne treatments to leave your skin clear and blemish free.

What causes acne?

The presence of acne is often influence by the following factors:

  • Unwanted facial hair is affecting your self confidence
  • In growing hairs are causing concern
  • You desire long-lasting hair removal

Influence #1: Hormones

For the majority of acne sufferers, outbreaks begin at puberty because the body begins to produce hormones called androgens. These hormones cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge, which is a natural part of the body’s development but for acne sufferers these glands are over stimulated. Androgens are also responsible for acne flare-ups associated with the menstrual cycle and, on occasion, pregnancy.

Influence #2: Oily Skin

When the sebaceous gland is stimulated by androgens, it produces extra sebum (oil).  Sebum mixes with common skin bacteria and dead skin cells that have been shed from the lining of the follicle.  While this process is normal, the presence of extra sebum in the follicle increases the chances of clogging and can cause acne.  Stress levels have also affected sebum production and can increase severity of acne.

Influence #3: Bacteria

The bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, (P. acnes for short) is present on all skins and is part of the skin’s natural sebum maintenance system.  Once a follicle is plugged, P. acnes bacteria multiply rapidly, creating the chemical reaction we know as inflammation in the follicle and surrounding skin.

Influence #4: Inflammation

When you are exposed to unwanted bacteria your immune system sends in an army of white blood cells to attack.  This is why pimples can be red, swollen and painful.  The inflammatory response is different for everyone, but studies have shown that it is especially strong in adult women.  Fortunately, you have options!  There are many kinds of acne treatments available.  Like you, acne is highly individual and response to treatments does vary from person to person.  Often several treatments are recommended in combination.  We offer an extensive range of acne treatments and will advise on the most suitable procedure for you and your skin.

Acne can be effectively treated resulting in the reduction of the number and severity of active lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of break-outs.
Prior to any IPL treatments, a consultation is required to confirm suitability for treatment and a small patch test will be carried out.

Acne Treatment

Time

Per Treatment

Course of 3

Half Face 30 Minutes £65.00 £175.00
Face 45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50
Shoulders 45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50
Chest 45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50
Full Back 60 Minutes £135.00 £364.50

Pigmentation

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. From the age of about 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Laser or Intense Pulse Light.

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun exposure and some people are born with pigmented birthmarks or may have melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy or hormones. Birthmarks can often be treated with a Q-Switch Laser.

IPL or Intense Pulse Light skin rejuvenation and pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure. Age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to three treatment sessions. The light targets areas of excess pigment safely breaking down the excess melanin. The sun spots or freckles darken in the first few days after treatment and then the excess melanin sheds naturally away.

Treatment is suitable for you if:

  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot

Before and after images:

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Common Questions:

How does pulse light work?

The Intense Pulse Light System releases short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates the melanin-rich cells.

Am I suitable for treatment? 

Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals.  However, large, raised and dark pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be assessed by our Medical Advisor.  Dark moles should not be treated nor would we advise IPL for melasma, this would be better suited to fractional laser.

What does the treatment feel like?

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn is experienced afterwards.

What will I look like after the treatment?

The skin may be slightly red and the pigment marks will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade away.

Are there any side effects?

Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappear within hours to a couple of days.  Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin can occur.

Why choose Shona Claire Beauty?

Shona Claire Beauty has high caliber equipment to complete the task.  More importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPL’s for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us.

Per Treatment

Course of 3

15 Minutes £45.00 £121.50
30 Minutes £70.00 £189.00
45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50

Thread Veins

Intense Pulsed Light can provide a long term solution to facial problems such as red flushing (Rosacea), thread veins and red spots in just a few quick easy treatments.

Before and after images:

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Common Questions:

How are thread veins treated?

Both Intense Pulse Light and laser systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to point where they are destroyed.  Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.  For Intense Pulsed Light treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel.  The light is then pulsed over the entire area to be treated.  The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.  A similar process is carried out for laser treatment except the chilled gel is not required.  During the treatment, protective eyewear will be worn.

How many treatments are necessary?

Typically three to four treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session.  For general redness and rosacea five or more treatments may be required.  Repeat sessions are spaced every four to six weeks.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatment is relatively quick and can be just 10 minutes for a single lesion or up to 45 minutes for a full face.

How long do the results last?

Immediately after treatment some thread veins will disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible.  With further treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur.  However, once you have a tendency to facial redness you always will so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary.  Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though as results are long-lasting.  To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of a good sunscreen such as ‘Radical Defence’ to protect the skin from damage.

What does the treatment feel like?

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick.  Sensations vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick.

Why choose Shona Claire Beauty?

Shona Claire Beauty has high calibre equipment to complete the task.  More importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPL’s for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us.

Per Treatment

Course of 3

15 Minutes £45.00 £121.50
30 Minutes £70.00 £189.00
45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50

Skin Rejuvenation

The perfect solution for all signs of ageing caused by sun damage, such as brown spots (pigmentation), redness (thread veins), and uneven skin. Collagen and elastin cells are stimulated resulting in a smoother firmer appearance. Prior to any IPL treatments, a consultation is required to confirm suitability for treatment and a small patch test will be carried out.

Per Treatment

Course of 3

Face 45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50
Face & Neck 60 Minutes £135.00 £364.50
Chest Only 45 Minutes £115.00 £310.50
Hands 30 Minutes £65.00 £175.50

OPENING HOURS

Monday 11:00 – 21:00
Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 – 21:00
Friday 9:30 – 19:00
Saturday 9:00 – 16:00
Sunday Closed

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