Beauty Therapy in Cheshire

IPL Rosacea reduction

IPL with radio frequency is an effective treatment for the reduction of Rosacea.


Rosacea treatment after four sessions (image credit)

The Treatment

IPL consists of sophisticated flash gun that is flashed into the treatment area, heating the red colouration in the blood in the veins, causing the veins to collapse and break down. Sometimes the veins lighten immediately, and sometimes they darken.

This process is repeated over the entire treatment area. Over the next few weeks, the colouration in the veins lightens more, and is eventually absorbed.

An average of 3-6 treatments are usually required about 4 weeks apart, and maintenance treatments will probably be required 6-12 months apart as people tend to be predisposed to the condition. Lighter skin types respond better, and dark skin may not be suitable for treatment.

How does it work?

  1. The treatment area is made ready
  2. The IPL flashes with some RF energy
  3. Heat is absorbed by the capillaries
  4. The veins collapse
  5. The veins break down and are reabsorbed

What do I get?

  1. A patch test and consultation, covering medical history, expectations, pre- and post-treatment advice
  2. Typically 30 mins per treatments
  3. Course of treatments, typically 4-6
  4. Treatments typically over two to four months

Rosacea treatment after five sessions (image credit and © SkinFirst)