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IPL Pigmentation Removal

Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with our EXCELIGHT (IPL) in Berwick Upon Tweed.

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Treatment Overview

Treatment Type

Intense Pulsed Light

Results Last


Treatment Time

30 Minutes


From £99



Procedure By

Skin Specialist



Skin Types


Reduce Skin Pigmentation

Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with our EXCELIGHT (IPL). All of these treatments are non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body, and will result in a more even skin tone.

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. From the age of about 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light.

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun exposure and some people are born with pigmented birthmarks or may have melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy or hormones.

IPL or Intense Pulse Light skin rejuvenation and pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure. Age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to three treatment sessions.

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

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IPL Treatment is suitable for you if:

  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot

What is IPL Treatment?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a non-invasive medical-aesthetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin. Utilising broad-spectrum light, IPL targets various skin concerns, including pigmentation issues like age spots, and sun damage.

The light energy is absorbed by the pigmented areas, causing them to break down and fade, resulting in a more even skin tone. This versatile treatment is suitable for various skin types and can be tailored to address specific skin concerns effectively.

Benefits of IPL Pigmentation Treatment

IPL Pigmentation Treatment offers several benefits, making it a popular choice for those seeking to enhance their skin’s appearance. IPL advantages include:

  • Reduction of Pigmentation: Effectively lightens age spots, freckles, and sunspots.
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Promotes a more even skin tone and improves overall skin texture.
  • Minimal Downtime: Patients can resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure.
  • Safe and Non-Invasive: A safe alternative to more invasive procedures, with minimal discomfort.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of skin types and pigmentation issues.
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The IPL Treatment Process

Pre-Treatment Consultation

Before undergoing IPL treatment, a thorough consultation is conducted to assess your skin’s suitability. This includes a detailed medical history review and a discussion of your skin concerns and treatment goals. A test patch may be performed to ensure the treatment is safe and effective for your skin type.

The IPL Treatment

During the IPL treatment, a hand-held device delivers light pulses to the targeted areas. The procedure typically lasts about 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area’s size. While some patients report mild discomfort, akin to a rubber band snap or mild stinging sensation, the treatment is generally well-tolerated.

FAQs For Pigmentation Treatment

Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.

Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.

Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.

The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. The lesions may darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away. Sometimes an initial whitening of the area is seen, which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following few weeks.

The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. With Q-Switched Laser treatments due to the power of the Laser energy delivered into the skin, a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur during the treatment, and a dressing may be applied after the treatment to protect the skin while it heals. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.

The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals

Post-Treatment Care and Expectations

Immediate Aftercare

Post-treatment, the skin may appear red or slightly swollen, but these effects usually subside within a few hours. Avoiding sun exposure and using a high-SPF sunscreen to protect the treated area is very important. Following the practitioner’s aftercare instructions is essential for optimal results and skin health.

Long-Term Results and Maintenance

IPL treatments can significantly improve skin pigmentation, with results visible after one to three sessions. However, maintenance treatments may be necessary to preserve these results, especially if new pigmentation issues arise. A personalised treatment plan will be discussed during your consultation.

Ideal Candidates for IPL Pigmentation Treatment

Ideal candidates for IPL Pigmentation Treatment are individuals looking to reduce skin pigmentation issues such as age spots, freckles, and sun damage. It is suitable for all skin types; however, the best results are often seen in those with fair to medium skin tones. Candidates should have realistic expectations and be in good overall health. It’s important to note that IPL may not be suitable for those with certain medical conditions or skin types, which will be determined during the pre-treatment consultation.

Why Choose Us?

Based in Berwick Upon Tweed, Rejuvenating Solutions Ltd offers a wide range of medical aesthetic and skin treatments performed by Susie Byass, an experienced and fully qualified advanced nurse practitioner and independent prescriber with an interest in the fields of women’s health and dermatology.

Berwick Bridge

Suzi has a wealth of knowledge! She always makes me feel at ease and talks me through everything. Giving me advice and guidance all the way. I would not go anywhere else for my treatments. Thank you all for all you do.

Kerry Berwick-upon-Tweed

What a lovely welcome I received from Susie and her team. Susie was extremely sympathetic and understanding during my recent visit to the clinic. She explained in great detail everything I needed to know. I have taken the professional advice Susie gave and I look forward to my next consultation.

Debbie Berwick-upon-Tweed

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