EXCELIGHT® IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Our Lynton EXCELIGHT® is one of the most advanced Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin rejuvenation systems available. Its Lynton technology is widely regarded by many dermatologists as the most clinically effective IPL in the marketplace and is one of the preferred choices for the NHS.

As a Lynton Gold Approved Clinic you can be confident that our IPL is annually serviced and calibrated, and that all our team are trained and supported to an extremely high standard.

Using the EXCELIGHT® IPL we can:

  • Reduce pigmentation lesions
  • Reduce facial redness or broken veins
  • Reduce acne lesions

IPL treatments are good for freckles

IPL for pigmentation

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 your skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and the sun damage becomes more visible on your skin. 
Generally age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. IPL pigment removal is a relatively quick and easy procedure where the age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as 1-3 easy IPL sessions.
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 

IPL treatments are good for facial redness

IPL for facial redness or broken veins

Facial redness or broken veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.  These broken veins occur when the vein dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin.  Although facial veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them. 

Facial veins are effectively treated with minimal downtime and risk in 1-3 easy IPL sessions. 
Treatment is suitable for you if you want to:
  • Reduce overall facial redness and reduce blushing
  • Reduce the symptoms of rosacea
  • Be rid of embarrassing broken veins or red spots
  • Have clearer, brighter, fresher looking skin 

IPL treatments are good for acne

IPL for acne

Acne can be effectively treated with IPL alone or in combination with other clinical treatments such as chemical peels and Dermalux.

The light emitted from the EXCELIGHT® IPL directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs.
The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
Acne is effectively reduced with no downtime and risk in 3-6 easy IPL sessions. 

What does an IPL treatment involve?

How is the treatment carried out?
A layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving onto the neighbouring area, and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short. The gel is removed and the skin is moisturised. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo laser or IPL.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied. Download: aftercare instructions for IPL
Are there any side effects?
The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no other side effects but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
How long does treatment take?
A typical treatment session is approximately 30 minutes.
How much do IPL treatments cost?
Initially you require a consultation and patch test to ensure the treatment is safe and appropriate for you - which takes 30 mins and costs £25. At your consultation you will be given an accurate treatment plan and cost. IPL treatments start from as little as £89 for a single session and £199 for a course of 3 sessions which can be used over 12 months.
Typical costs:
  • Treating a specific pigmentation mark - course of 3 - £199
  • Treating facial redness - full face - course of 3 - £365
  • Treating acne - full back - course of 3 - £525


Carol Smillie discusses rosacea treatments for clear skin.

Carol Smillie on rosacea

"People comment on it quite openly - it’s amazing how upfront they are!”


How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our team - who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining the cost and any associated risks.
All consultations are conducted by doctors, nurses and laser aestheticians and cost £25, so you will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff - as we do not employ them.
Call 0131 226 9610 to book your consultation or click here to request a call back.
How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?

Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.

We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.


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