Laser Removal for Skin Pigmentation – Frequently Asked Questions

Reducing Skin Pigmentation With Intense Pulsed Light at Suzanne's Beauty Clinic in Coventry - FAQs

How does Intense Pulsed 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 an IPL treatment if I have darker skin?


Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals.  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, which would be better suited to fractional laser.

What does the IPL treatment feel like?


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

What will my skin look like after an IPL 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 to Intense Pulsed Light skin treatments?


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.

Is Suzanne's Clinic in Coventry the best for IPL treatments?


Suzanne's Hair & Beauty in Stoke has a team of highly qualified and trained staff who use only the highest calibre of equipment.  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.