Frequently asked questions

IPL- Hair Reduction

IPL Hair Reduction- How does the process work?


IPL hair reduction is a safe, long term solution to unwanted excess hair for both men and women. Great results for the face and body is seen after just a few sessions

Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, which is the pigment in the hair follicle. This light energy heats the pigment within the hair, which damages the hair and the follicle in such a way that preventing it from growing back.

IPL hair removal is permanent. The hairs that are targeted during the treatments will not return. However due to the fact our hairs grow on a cycle, multiple treatments will be needed to ensure all of the follicles are targeted. It is important to note that some dormant follicles may still produce new hairs however these will be finer than the original hairs.




What will happen after my treatment?


The hairs in the active growth stage will naturall fall out over a period of 1-3 weeks, in which the hair growth cycle will begin again.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


Facial areas (which are hormone stimulated) = 12+ treatments every 4 weeks

Bikini/Underarms = 6+ treatments every 6 weeks

Other body areas= 8+ treatments every 6 weeks

The number of treatments required is dependant on many factors, some people will need less, but some will need more.

It is important to note that a significant difference will be noticed after just one session. Hair regrowth may be limited, the hair growth may also be patchy and a lot thinner. Over the course of treatment, sessions may be spaced further apart if there is not much regrowth.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


The skin type of a person determines whether or not they are suitable. Only people with skin type 1-5 can be treated.

Dark skins have more melanin than light skins meaning the light can react to the melanin in the skin rather than the melanin in the hair.

The darker the hair, the better the result. Blonde and Grey hairs will not react to the treatment.




Pre-treatment Advice


Anyone that bleaches the hair in the desired treatment area will not be suitable for treatment until the hair is back to its natural colour.

Those that wax, pluck, thread or use depilatory creams are unable to have treatment for a month prior to and during the treatment

Fake tan should not be used in the area for 2 weeks prior to consultation and treatment. There should be no active fake tan. This should be completely faded (including tinted moisturisers).

Use of sunbeds or prolonged sun exposure is not allowed 4-6 weeks before consultation and treatment.

It is Important to discuss any medical history and medications at consultation. There are certain things that contraindicate treatment.





Dermaplaning

Post Treatment Advice


Do NOT touch the face immediately after the procedure. Do NOT wash the face or apply any additional products to the skin for 24 hours Aerobic exercise should be avoided until all redness has gone All heat treatments including hot showers should be avoided for 24 hours Exposure to direct sunlight or UV tanning beds should be avoided for 2 weeks Cleanse and moisturise with appropriate products in between treatments Apply SPF30 everyday even if it is cloudy Drink lots of water




How does the process work?


This is a simple and safe procedure that exfoliates the epidermis while removing vellus hair

Treatment is completed by gently gliding a stainless steel scalpel blade across the skin.

This removes any keratinized cells and “peach fuzz”.




What will happen after my treatment?


The treatment helps to smooth scarring, reduce uneven skin tone and minimise fine lines and wrinkles.

Removing vellus hair reduces the build up of debris and oils in the follicle and gives the skin a healthier look.

By reducing the hair and excess debris from the skin, skincare products can penetrate better.

The face may appear red for a few hours after treatment.




How many treatments do I need? And how often?


Treatments can be performed at monthly intervals.

It is important not to have this more regularly as it will take away the protection that the skin needs.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


Generally most people are suitable for treatment.

There may be certain medical conditions that may mean someone is not suitable however a consultation will be carried out prior to treatment.





Microneedling

What is Microneedling?


This is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars on the body and face.

DermaPen is more advanced technology compared to derma stamp and derma roller.

This means less pain, no numbing and can see results from 1-3 treatments.




How does the process work?


The needling device stimulated the skin to regenerate and repair itself.

The medical skin needles physically stimulate keratinocytes and fibroblasts

The depth of the needle penetration can be changed and adapted based on the area being treated.




What can be treated?


Acne scars Sun damaged and ageing skin Faical and décolleté lines and wrinkles Stretch marks Rejuvemation treatments Operational scarring Mild, uncomplicated macular scarring Hair loss




What will happen after my treatment?


There will be 3 stages of healing.

Inflammation stage: 2-3 days after treatment. This is the body’s natural response to injury. The vessels in the wound bed contract and form a clot. They then dilate and essential cells can reach the area. This is why there are signs of inflammation on the skin are present.

Tissue Proliferation: 3-6 days after treatment. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation tissue which is comprised of collagen and extracellular matrix. New blood vessels develop. The healthy granulation tissue is dependent on the fibroblast recovering oxygen and nutrients supplied by the blood vessels

Maturation and remodeling: 4-6 weeks after treatment. This occurs once the wound had closed. The collaged is remodeled from type 3 to type 1. Cellular activity reduced and the number of blood vessels decrease again. Collagen type 3 matures and remodels which tightens the skin.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


For rejuvenation a minimum of 3 treatments are required.

For acne/other scarring 3-5 treatments are required.

These should be carried out 4-6 weeks apart.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


There may be certain medical conditions that may mean someone is not suitable however a consultation will be carried out prior to treatment.




Post- treatment Advice


Soreness and redness may be present after treatment. There may also be bruising, scabbing and crusting. Do NOT touch the face immediately after the procedure. No makeup for at least 24 hours Allow the skin to heal without harsh products. Use a mild cleanser with cool water. Aerobic exercise should be avoided until all redness has gone All heat treatments including hot showers should be avoided for 24 hours Exposure to direct sunlight or UV tanning beds should be avoided for 2 weeks Apply SPF30 everyday even if its cloudy for at least 2 weeks. Drink lots of water Do not scratch or pick skin. •Wait for the skin to fully heal before restarting topical glycolics.





Chemical Peels

What is a chemical Peel?


A chemical peel is a derma-cosmetic procedure that consists of provoking accelerated skin regeneration in a controlled manner through application of chemexfoliation agents.

The peeling action causes the desquamation of the superficial layers of skin. This stimulate collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan production which enhances physiological and mechanical characteristics.




What are the objectives?


To purify and oxygenate the skin leaving it moisturised.

Close open pores, improves skin texture and increase the thickness of the epidermis.

Address effects of skin ageing and to soften wrinkles.

Unify skin tone, add luminosity and smooth cutaneous imperfections

Lighten dark spots

Reduce manifest of acne and improve appearance of scars.




Classification of Peels and what grade will be used?


There are 4 levels depending on its depth of action

•0- very superficial peels (lactic) •1- superficial peels (glycolic, mandelic, salicylic) •2- medium depth peels (TCA 13% and 20% at multiple layers, TCA 30%) •3- deeps peels (TCA 50%+very deep, phenol- only performed by dermatologists) Grade 0 and 1 will be used for your treatment.




What peels are available?


Pure treatment (suitable for combination, oily, sensitive or acne prone skin)

Glow treatment (suitable for hyperpigmentation, not suitable for those with nut allergies)

Refresh treatment (suitable for skin rejuvenation including ageing, sun damage, fine lines and skin laxity- only one suitable for skin types 5+6)

The peels are applied for 2-7 minutes before they are neutralized and removed from the skin.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


Normally a course of 4-6 treatments are recommended. These will be spaced 1-4 weeks apart.

This is dependant on the sensitivity of the skin.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


There may be certain medical conditions that may mean someone is not suitable however a consultation will be carried out prior to treatment.

There may be skin redness, flushing, peeling, dryness, irritation, tightness, itching and tenderness, stinging and swelling after treatment however these resolve within a few hours. There may also be accentuated lines and wrinkles due to the dryness.




Post Treatment Advice


The skin may peel or flake however Do NOT touch the face immediately after the procedure. No makeup for at least 24 hours Allow the skin to heal without harsh products. Use a mild cleanser with cool water. Pat dry do NOT rub. Use an intensive moisturiser for at least a week, Aerobic exercise should be avoided for 24 hours All heat treatments including hot showers should be avoided for 24 hours Exposure to direct sunlight or UV tanning beds should be avoided for 2 weeks Apply SPF30 everyday even if its cloudy for at least 2 weeks. Drink lots of water Do not scratch or pick skin. Avoid exfoliants, further peeling agents, retinoids and vitamin A products for 5-7 days. Avoid fragranced products for 5-7 days.





LED Light Therapy


IPL- Pigmented Lesions

IPL for pigmented lesions- How does the process work?


This is quick and long term solution to pigmented lesions such as sun spots and freckles, leaving you with a flawless glowing appearance.

Light is selectively absorbed by the high concentration of melanin in the pigment. The rapid absorption of light energy heats up the melanin and causes destruction of the melanin rich cells.




What pigmented lesions can and cant be treated?


We CAN treat Ephelides (freckles), Lentigines (age spots, liver spots), Solar Lentigines (sun spots)

We CANT treat Moles, melasma (hormonal pigmentation found in the dermis), chloasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.




What will happen after my treatment?


The pigment will darken in colour. This will be noticeable within a few minutes.

Micro crusting of the lesion will occur over the following few days. The lesion will eventually flake off to leave an area without excess pigmentation.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


Typically 1-3 treatments will be required however exposure to sunlight and use of fake tan be cause reoccurrence of the lesions.

Treatments will be performed every 4-6 weeks.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


The skin type of a person determines whether or not they are suitable. Only people with skin type 1-3 can be treated.

This is because the handpiece used to treat pigmented lesions is more aggressive.




Pre-treatment advice


Hair should be shaved from the area to be treated prior to treatment.

Fake tan should not be used in the area for 2 weeks prior to consultation and treatment. There should be no active fake tan. This should be completely faded (including tinted moisturisers).

Use of sunbeds or prolonged sun exposure is not allowed 4-6 weeks before consultation and treatment.

It is Important to discuss any medical history and medications at consultation. There are certain things that contraindicate treatment.





IPL- Vascular Lesions

IPL for Vascular Lesions- How does the process work?


Treatment works as the blood vessels absorb the light energy that is applied to the skin.

The light heats up the vessels. They will then either collapse (vessel blanching) or coagulate (vessel darkening).

Over the following weeks, the damaged vessels are absorbed naturally the body. The vessels that darken will be cleared away by the white blood cells.

Sometimes re-vascularisation occurs with much smaller and less visible capillaries.




What vascular lesions can and cant be treated?


We CAN treat facial telangiectasia( red veins), rosacea, spider naevaii, campbell de morgan spots, poikiloderma of civatte and port wine stains.

We CANT treat deep lesions, thick vessels, blue/purple vessels and varicose veins.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


Typically 1-5 treatments will be required depending on the type of lesion.

Treatments will be performed every 4-6 weeks.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


The skin type of a person determines whether or not they are suitable. Only people with skin type 1-3 can be treated.

This is because the handpiece used to treat vascular lesions is more aggressive.




Pre-treatment advice


Hair should be shaved from the area to be treated prior to treatment.

Fake tan should not be used in the area for 2 weeks prior to consultation and treatment. There should be no active fake tan. This should be completely faded (including tinted moisturisers).

Use of sunbeds or prolonged sun exposure is not allowed 4-6 weeks before consultation and treatment.

It is Important to discuss any medical history and medications at consultation. There are certain things that contraindicate treatment.





IPL- Skin Rejuventation

IPL for Skin Rejuventation- How does the process work?


This treatment offers a solution for all the visible signs of ageing caused by sun damage, such as brown spots, redness, skin texture, lines and wrinkles.

The 3 different wavelengths are required to target haemoglobin, melanin and water/collagen.

Precisely controlled short pulses of light are released that target discolouration to create a more youthful, even complexion.

The light also results in the stimulation of the fibroblast cells leading to increased production of collagen and elastin. The texture of the skin is therefore which evens out lump, bumps, lines and wrinkles.




What will happen after my treatment?


The treatment causes mild, reversible thermal damage to the epidermis. The skin acts to repair this by increasing the rate of collagen and elastin production.

Some rejuvenation treatments mean the client will only see general erythema, however some people may notice the darkened pigmented lesion will flake off and vascular lesions may darken.




650 Skin Rejuvenation


This treatment improves skin texture by causing mild erythema and reversible damage to the collagen network. This results in increased activity by fibroblast cells which forms new collagen and elastin.

This is a good maintenance treatment to ensure skin texture stays looking and feeling youthful.




585 Skin Rejuvenation


This treatment improves skin texture and tone (i.e.. Pigmented and vascular irregularities and general sun damage). An added benefit is increased collagen production.

This is a more aggressive treatment.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


For 650 skin rejuvenation a course of 6 treatments will be required to see optimal results. These Treatments will be performed every 2-3 weeks.

For 585 skin rejuvenation a course o 3-5 treatments will be needed. These will be carried out 4-6 weeks apart.

Optimum results are seen 3-6 months following a course of treatment.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


The skin type of a person determines whether or not they are suitable.

For 650 skin rejuvenation people with skin type 1-5 can be treated.

For 585 skin rejuvenation, only people with skin types 1-3 can be treated.

This is because the 585 handpiece is more aggressive.




Pre-treatment advice


Hair should be shaved from the area to be treated prior to treatment.

Fake tan should not be used in the area for 2 weeks prior to consultation and treatment. There should be no active fake tan. This should be completely faded (including tinted moisturisers).

Use of sunbeds or prolonged sun exposure is not allowed 4-6 weeks before consultation and treatment.

It is Important to discuss any medical history and medications at consultation. There are certain things that contraindicate treatment.





IPL- Illumi-Facial

IPL Illumi-facial- How does the process work?


This treatment uses a combination of specialised Lynton skincare along side medical graded IPL technology.

The IPL process works the same as the rejuvenation however the specialist products enable the skin to be cleansed, and the use of the tri-fruit acid peel means that any dead skin is removed reduced the air pockets. This enables the skin to have a better reaction to the IPL.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


A course of 6 treatments will be required to see optimal results. These Treatments will be performed every 2-3 weeks.

Optimum results are seen 3-6 months following a course of treatment.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


The skin type of a person determines whether or not they are suitable.

For 650 skin rejuvenation people with skin type 1-5 can be treated.

For 585 skin rejuvenation, only people with skin types 1-3 can be treated.

This is because the 585 handpiece is more aggressive.

A patch test will also be carried out for the tri-fruit acid peell to ensure no negative reactions occur.




Pre-treatment advice


Hair should be shaved from the area to be treated prior to treatment.

Fake tan should not be used in the area for 2 weeks prior to consultation and treatment. There should be no active fake tan. This should be completely faded (including tinted moisturisers).

Use of sunbeds or prolonged sun exposure is not allowed 4-6 weeks before consultation and treatment.

It is Important to discuss any medical history and medications at consultation. There are certain things that contraindicate treatment.





IPL- Acne

Pre-treatment Advice


Anyone that bleaches the hair in the desired treatment area will not be suitable for treatment until the hair is back to its natural colour.

Those that wax, pluck, thread or use depilatory creams are unable to have treatment for a month prior to and during the treatment

Fake tan should not be used in the area for 2 weeks prior to consultation and treatment. There should be no active fake tan. This should be completely faded (including tinted moisturisers).

Use of sunbeds or prolonged sun exposure is not allowed 4-6 weeks before consultation and treatment.

It is Important to discuss any medical history and medications at consultation. There are certain things that contraindicate treatment.




IPL for Acne- How does the process work?


Acne is a photo-responsive condition.

Intense Pulsed Light systems have different wavelengths meaning both bacteria and sebaceous glands can be targeted.

Shorter wavelengths have been shown to destroy the propionobacterium acnes (p.acnes) bacteria that cause acne.

The red and infared wavelemgths directly target the overactive sebaceous glands.




What will happen after my treatment?


The skin will have general erythema, and may swell slightly (especially cheeks)

The broadband sources will theoretically achieve:

Destruction of P. Acnes bacteria

Collateral damage and shrinkage of sebaceous glands

Reduction in sebum production

Treatment of occluded pilosebaceous unit

Pore tightening and collagen stimulation

Improvement in discolouration

Small improvement in mild acne scarring.




Grades of Acne- What grade(s) can be treated?


Grade 1 (Mild Acne): smallest form of blackheads felt rather than seen

Grade 2 (Acne Cosmetica): small blackheads or spots caused by everyday cosmetics on the skin.

Grade 3 (Acne Vulgaris): most recognized as acne. Blackheads, papules and pustules.

Grade 4 (Cystic Acne): severe form. Blackheads, papules, pustules and cysts.

IPL is the most effective for Grade 3 however improvements can be seen for Grades 1 and 2.

Grade 4 should only be treated by a dermatologist.




How many treatments will I need? And how often?


Typically 6 treatments are required every 2-3 weeks apart.




Am I suitable for this treatment?


The skin type of a person determines whether or not they are suitable.

Only people with skin type 1-4 can be treated.





IPL

What is IPL?


IPL stands for intense pused light and is a form of light therapy used for various dermalogical procedures including hair removal. IPL has multiple wavelengths whih scatter within the skin. This means that the chosen wavelength targets melanin, yet is not well absorbed by other chromophores.




Post treatment advice


The skin may be cooled before, during and after the procedure ti reduce the likelihood of skin reactions. If it still feels hot at home then you can apply a cold flannel or a cool pack (not direct contact with the skin) The area may appear red and raised and you may have a tingly sensation for a few days. Occasionally swelling and bruising may occur and last for a few days-a few weeks. If a facial area, sleeping with head raised will minimize appearance. Make up can be applied after several hours if the skin is not sore or broken. Avoid trauma to the treated area for 4-5 days. Avoid strenuous activity, hot showers and baths, saunas, steam rooms. Massaging etc. Shower as normal with cooler water, skin should be patted dry. Use Lynton’s light soothe serum to reduce irritation and keep the skin moisturized. Use Lynton’s SPF or one of at least SPF30 to protect areas from sunlight between treatments and at least 4 weeks following treatment. Avoid waxing, plucking, threading and removal creams for 4 weeks following treatment. If blistering occurs contact the clinic immediately. Keep the area clean and dry and allow to heal naturally. Do NOT use lotions and creams and do NOT pick grazes or blisters as risk of infection and scarring will be increased




Consultation and Patch test


A consultation and patch test is required to ensure you are suitable for treatment, to explain procedure and side affects and to answer any questions. A consultation form will need to be completed and consent signed.

A medical history is taken and we rely on you to inform us of any changed to this throughout your treatment. (this includes any medication you are taking).

Treatment will be abandoned/postponed if any of the above guidelines are not followed.

This is for your own safety!




Lynton's Light Sooth Serum


There are 5 key benefits:

Removes irritation Cools and soothes Stimulates cell regeneration for faster recovery Antibacterial Moisturising

Should be applied 3 times a day to aid healing following treatment.

Following skin rejuventation, apply a thin layer at night and wash clean the next day.

Can be used under moisturiser and makeup.

This can be purchased at your appointment for £10





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