Laser Skin Rejuvenation

 

Laser Treatments – Why use us?
Not all IPL Systems are the same, at Oxford One Spa we use the best system available, all treatments are
performed on the Lynton Lumina Laser which is a medical grade laser used in hospitals and Clinics
throughout the UK. Lynton is the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of cosmetic laser solutions and
aesthetic equipment to the medical, cosmetic and beauty industries.
Their extensive knowledge and expertise is passed onto us through their in-depth and comprehensive
training. Our laser clinicians are all highly experienced
This machine has a fabulous proven track record for a wide range of applications including IPL Hair
Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Acne Treatments, Pigmentation and Red vein Removal.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) – is a non-invasive, tailor made treatment that can improve a variety of skin conditions including sun damage, Lentigo (brown spots), Rosacea, erythema (redness), broken capillaries (veins), pigmentation, acne and dull, lacklustre skin.
IPL works on the theory of photothermolysis. This occurs when light is absorbed into excess melanin (dark pigment) in your skin and haemoglobin (red colour of your blood vessels). Cold gel is applied to the skin and your eyes are protected. The smooth glass surface of the hand piece is gently placed on your skin and pulses of light are applied. In the skin, the light converts to heat, which damages the abnormal dark or red skin cells whilst leaving the surrounding skin less affected. The pigment cells will naturally move toward the surface of the skin and slough off leaving a lighter, less visible lesion. The red lesions (veins, Rosacea) will gradually fade over time.
Downtime is minimal and a course of between four to six treatment sessions at four to six weekly intervals is recommended for long term results.

IPL Acne Treatments
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Acne
What can be an inconvience for some can have a detrimental effect on anothers self esteem. Acne is a very common, chronic skin condition caused by inflammation of oil producing subeaceous glands. Unfortunately it can be very difficult to treat and can last for several years. Some Antibiotics or other forms of treatment can take months to work if at all or can cause unwanted side effects. IPL Acne therapy is a safe, effective light-based therapy now reveloutionising the treatment of acne.

How does IPL work on Acne?:
The innovative and advanced IPL system filters light from a flash lamp in two targeted ways to ensure that only light with the appropriate wavelength is allowed to reach the skin to prevent future acne. Yellow light destroys the bacteria that causes acne and red light targets the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands, reducing inflammation and swelling. Areas of acne respond well to IPL.

How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. A course of treatments is recommended to ensure that the treatment is going to be most effective. We will be happy to discuss this with you at a consultation prior to treatment.

Is the treatment painful?
Anaesthesia is not needed as treatment is mildly uncomfortable. Many people describe the sensation as a flick of an elastic band.

Who is suitable for treatment?
Almost everyone can be treated except for dark skinned or tanned individuals. (It is crucial that sunbeds and sunbathing are avoided during treatment) If you are pregnant or taking Roccutane it is best not to go undergo Intense Pulsed Light treatment.

£120 per half face treatment
A course of is recommended for the best outcome
20% off a course of 3 £288

£150 per full face treatment
A course of is recommended for the best outcome
20% off a course of 3 £360

IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation
Using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) we can improve the overall tone and texture of your skin and help to reduce the visible signs of ageing. IPL can boost collagen, firm facial contours and reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

How does IPL work for skin rejuvenation?
For skin rejuvenation the short pulses of filtered light emitted by the IPL system are readily absorbed into the deeper layers of skin. This stimulates your own natural collagen production cells, which in turn causes cellular renewal. As a result skin is plumped, refreshed and scarring is minimised, creating a more youthful appearance. We recommend skin rejuvenation to be done in conjunction with microdermabrasion for optimum results.

How many treatments are necessary?
The best results are achieved with a course of 3-4 treatments spaced at monthly intervals, followed by maintenance treatments at least twice a year to maintain results.

What does treatment feel like?
Skin rejuvenation using IPL merely creates a feeling of warmth, so no discomfort should be experienced during or after treatment.

When will I see the results?
Because we are stimulating the deeper layers of skin it will take up to four weeks for the true results of treatment to start to be seen. However Individual results can vary. Results can be quicker when used in conjunction with Microdermabrasion.
£120 per treatment
A course of is recommended for the best outcome
20% off a course of 3 £288

IPL Skin Pigmentation & Sun Damage
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Skin Pigmentation & Sun Damage
Age spots, sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. These can be successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light.

How does IPL work for Pigmentation?
The Intense Pulse Light System releases short pulses of filtered light which 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.

How many treatments are necessary?
Like you, pigmentation is highly individual and response to treatment does vary from person to person. This can be discussed at a consultation prior to treatment.

What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn can be experienced afterwards.

Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. (Sunbeds, false tan and sunbathing should be avoided during treatment). For some pigmentation, such as melasma, we would not advise using IPL. Any medical conditions will be discussed prior to treatment.

When will I see the results?
Response to treatment varies for each individual. This can be due to the severity of your pigmentation.
From £90 + per Treatment depending on area covered
20% of a course of 3+

IPL Rosacea Treatments
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Rosacea
Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood condition which is estimated to affect 45 million people worldwide (mostly fair-skinned people). It begins as erythema with flushing and redness on the central face and across the cheeks, nose or forehead, but can also commonly affect the neck and chest. It can consist of facial thread veins called telangiectasia, in some cases pustules, papules (acne rosacea). Rosacea may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind and extremes of temperature. The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce rosacea. Often the exact cause is unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process.

Rosacea is effectively treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) with minimal downtime or risk.

How does IPL work for Rosacea?
When treating rosacea (or other vascular conditions), the light is absorbed by the oxyhaemoglobin in the blood within the vein, causing the blood to coagulate and the thread vein to break up into particles that can be filtered away naturally through the lymphatic system in your body.

How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments required is very individual as response to treatments varies from person to person. A course of treatments is recommended to achieve maximum results but this can be discussed at a consultation.

What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but the procedure is very quick. Sensations vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick.

Who is suitable for treatment?
Almost everyone can be treated except for dark skinned or tanned individuals. (It is crucial that sunbeds and sunbathing are avoided during treatment) Any medical conditions should be discussed prior to treatment and If you are pregnant it is best not to go undergo Intense Pulsed Light treatment.

How long do the results last?
Immediately after treatment some redness/thread veins can disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible. With further treatment this will disappear and are not likely to re-occur. However, once you have a tendency to facial redness, you always will, so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary. Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though, as results are long-lasting.
From £150
20% of courses of 3+

IPL Thread Vein Treatments
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Thread Veins
Facial thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins which appear around the nose and across the cheeks and chin. These broken veins occur when the veins dilate and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin. Although facial veins or spider veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them.
Facial veins may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind and extremes of temperature. The exact cause is often unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or can due to the skin condition Rosacea.

How does IPL work for Thread Veins?
When treating thread veins, the light is absorbed by the oxyhaemoglobin in the blood within the vein, causing the blood to coagulate and the thread vein to break up into particles that can be filtered away naturally through the lymphatic system in your body.

How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments required is very individual as response to treatments varies from person to person. This can be discussed prior to treatment during a consultation.

What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but the procedure is very quick. Sensations can vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick.

How long do the results last?
Immediately after treatment some thread veins can disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible. With further treatment these veins will disappear and are not likely to re-occur. However, once you have a tendency to facial redness, you always will, so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary. Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though, as results are long-lasting. To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of a good sunscreen.

Who is suitable for treatment?
Anyone is suitable for treatment except dark skinned or tanned individuals. Any medical conditions will be discussed prior to treatment.
Laser Thread vein treatment – single lesion £90
Laser Thread vein treatment – cheeks £120
Laser Thread vein treatment – body per area £110
20% off courses of 3+