IPL Pigmentation & Sun Spot Lightening
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for pigmentation and sun spot removal is a light based treatment intended to lighten or remove pigmentation to give the skin a more even tone.
Based in Knutsford MAK Clinic is easily accessible from Manchester and surrounding Cheshire areas including Alderley Edge, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Northwich and Hale.
MAK Clinics uses only medical grade Alma lasers the gold standard of innovative award winning laser makers!
MAK Clinic only uses the highest quality of regulated products and all procedures are performed by registered healthcare professionals.
How it works
The intense pulsed light emits light waves which are absorbed by the melanin and haemoglobin in the skin which causes the pigment to fragment. These pigment fragments can now be broken down and processed out the body naturally.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is each treatment?
Treatment times are between ten minutes for a small area and up to 30 minutes for larger areas such as face, neck and dècollotage.
Will the treatment hurt?
We’re a nice bunch here at MAK and the last thing we want is for you to feel any discomfort so we use a Lynton cryo cooling system to deliver rapid controllable (up to -30°c) skin cooling alongside the IPL to reduce any feeling of intense heat and protect the skin.
How many treatments do I need?
A course of IPL for pigmentation is six treatments.
Am I suitable for IPL pigmentation?
A full assessment will be carried out during consultation alongside a digital skin analysis to assess depth and any pigmentation under the skin that is not presented itself on the surface yet and therefore visible to the naked eye.
There will be certain medical conditions that can restrict some or all of the treatment being able to be carried out. Treatment cannot be carried out on recently exposed to sun skin (4 weeks). A patch test is always carried out prior to any commencement of treatment.