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Photoderm - IPL Treatment

IPL Treatment

IPL is an intense pulsed white light used for treating small thread veins on the face. This does not work very well on leg veins.
Freckles and small brown pigmentations can also be treated.

IPL has been designed to provide flexibility in choosing the wavelength, pulse duration and energy levels according to the size and depth of the blood vessels and skin colour

Treatment cannot be undertaken if a suntan is present and is not suitable for people with dark skins. Strong sun exposure should be avoided for two weeks prior and after treatment sessions.

A rectangular light guide with the appropriate filter is place just above the skin and the light is fired through cold coupling gel which allows uniform delivery through the air to the skin.

The whole area affected is treated at each session
There are minimal side effects and make-up can be applied immediately after treatment.

Three to four treatments are required at 3 weekly intervals.

Help! All these treatments! Which is the one for me?

Mr Philip Coleridge Smith DM FRCS
Reader in Surgery, UCL Medical School, London .
Consultant Vascular Surgeon BVI Medical Director
The West London Vein Clinic: Tel 0870 609 2389

 

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