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IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is the process of using specific wavelengths of light to provide a range of aesthetic and therapeutic treatments.

IPL is different to laser based therapies that only produce a single wavelength of light and can therefore only treat a specific condition.

The SkinBase IPL can be used for a wide range of treatments including hair reduction, photo rejuvenation, acne and vascular lesions.

The SkinBase IPL also features a unique cooling cryo-handset. The cryo-handset creates an anesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience.

When used for hair reduction the light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and is converted into heat. This damages the follicle making it unable to support further hair growth.

The number of treatments required will vary but you should expect to see significant results within 3-6 treatments. A full course of 6 to 10 treatments may be required to achieve long lasting results. Treatments should be no more than every 3-4 weeks on each area being treated.

Who can have it done?

The IPL can be used for a wide range of treatments making it an option for all skin types of all ages.

Pigmentation, unwanted hair, thread veins, acne or improving general skin tone and fine lines, are just a few of the treatments available with the IPL.

Some less advanced IPL systems can only be used on a limited amount of skin types but the IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin.

Unlike other IPL systems The SkinBase IPL system allows the practitioner to fine tune the settings to suit specific skin and hair combinations and obtain the best results possible.

Your IPL practitioner will carry out a comprehensive consultation and patch test and advise you of the results you can expect to achieve. Use our guide below to see what skin type you are before your first consultation.

 Is The IPL treatment safe?

The SkinBase IPL system is a Medically CE certified system that has been independently tested and verified by one of the country’s leading experts on IPL.

Is The IPL painful?

The system features a unique cryo-cooling handset which has an anesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience. So, although you may feel some mild discomfort during the treatment this is rare.

How does IPL work?

The quick answer; IPL works using high intensity light to target specific structures within the skin. The structures are damaged by the heat generated and removed by the body’s natural repair process.

Which areas can be treated?

Unwanted hair can be removed from most parts of the body including legs, upper lip & chin, bikini line, underarm and back.

Medical treatments can also be performed on most areas of the body (coming soon)

How many treatments are needed?

For permanent hair reduction most areas of the body will need between 6-10 treatments however this can vary from client to client. Medical treatments such as acne or thread vein removal however may only require 1-3 treatments. Your IPL therapist will assess your individual requirements and advise accordingly.

Who can it treat?

IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin.

How does it feel – hair reduction?

A slight warm tingling sensation best describes the feeling experienced during a IPL treatment. The IPL is much more comfortable than most conventional methods like waxing, laser and electrolysis.

How does it feel – medical treatments?

Most people liken the feeling to being flicked lightly with an elastic band. The special cooling handset is applied to the skin prior to treatment to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible.

How much does it cost?

The price will depend on the area being treated, the treatment required and the number of treatments required. Below is a price list for different treatment areas.


A course of 6 sessions for 5, for the treatment area you wish to treat.

For example FEET- 6 sessions individually £360 If you purchase a course for 6 sessions £ 300 saving you £60.

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