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(Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment

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(Intense Pulsed Light)

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Introduction to IPL Treatment

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), also known as lumecca is a revolutionary technology used for a range of dermatological concerns, including ageing skin and pigmentation issues.

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IPL Dr Dray

Main Points

Clinic Time

45 minutes


Numbing cream


2 to 6 week




1 year


30 to 60 minutes


Numbing cream


3 days of redness


3 to 6 weeks

Back to Work



6 months


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Acne Treatment 2 - After
Acne Treatment 2 - Before
Acne Treatment 2 - After




Your skin care specialist will perform a thorough skin analysis and discuss your expectations to devise the most effective treatment plan.


While IPL treatment can cause discomfort, akin to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin, a topical anaesthetic or cool gel is typically applied to the skin to minimise any discomfort.


The IPL procedure involves directing light energy onto the skin. The light pulses target unwanted pigment and hair follicles, without damaging the surrounding skin. IPL penetrates the skin layers, causing the pigment cells in your skin to absorb the light energy and convert it to heat, which breaks down the unwanted pigment or hair follicle.


Post-treatment, you may experience mild redness and feel like you have a mild sunburn. This is completely normal and should subside within a few hours. Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds after the treatment to prevent sun damage and uneven pigmentation. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily is a must to protect the skin during the healing process.


Customized Treatment Plan

We understand that every individual has unique skin issues and concerns, so we offer a customized treatment plan for each patient. We assess your skin conditions, listen to your goals, and craft a personalized, effective plan for you.

Skilled Practitioners

Our skilled practitioners are proficient in IPL therapy and other laser treatments, ensuring you receive the highest quality care with minimal risk.

Highest Quality Product

We use the Lumecca IPL system, one of the market’s most advanced and effective IPL devices. It offers higher output, allowing for more efficient treatments.

Where can I have this treatment?

Our IPL treatments are available at our state-of-the-art clinic located in London.

Our team of skilled doctors at Clinic Dr Dray are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and addressing your unique concerns. We invite you to book a consultation.



IPL skin rejuvenation is a type of Intense Pulsed Light therapy specifically designed to address various skin conditions and improve overall skin health. This treatment works by emitting broad wavelength light onto the skin’s surface, penetrating the skin layer to target pigment cells and hair follicles. As a result, it helps enhance skin tone, fade age spots, and improve the texture of aging skin. It’s a popular choice for people looking to reverse signs of sun damage or address other skin concerns.

Yes, IPL treatment can be used on different skin types, including dark and light brown. However, it is crucial to note that the effectiveness of the treatment can vary depending on skin tone. Darker skin tones absorb more light energy, which can sometimes lead to discomfort, uneven pigmentation, or severe scarring. That’s why discussing your medical history and skin condition with your skin care specialist during your initial consultation is important to ensure your IPL is safe and effective.

IPL treatments, laser treatments, and chemical peels are all effective methods for skin rejuvenation. However, they work differently. While IPL therapy uses broad wavelength light to target pigment cells and hair follicles, laser treatment typically involves a focused light source. Chemical peels, on the other hand, use glycolic acid or other chemicals to exfoliate the skin’s surface. Your skin care specialist can guide you in choosing the best treatment based on your specific skin concerns, desired outcomes, and skin condition.

Lumecca treatment significantly improves skin appearance by reducing or eliminating many common skin issues, including uneven skin tone, pigmentation, age spots, acne scarring, sun damage, and vascular lesions such as spider veins and port wine stains. This leads to a significant improvement in the overall complexion and skin tone.

After your Lumecca treatment, the pigmented lesions may darken and flake off over the following week, revealing a clear and even complexion beneath. There may be some redness and warming of the skin, which typically subsides within a few hours. It is crucial to avoid excessive sun exposure and protect the treated area from direct sunlight.

Lumecca treatment uses a more powerful and effective form of IPL therapy, allowing it to target pigmented and vascular lesions more effectively. Unlike traditional IPL therapies, Lumecca can treat a wider range of skin types, including darker skin types, with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Yes, Lumecca treatment can be used in combination with other therapies to achieve comprehensive skin rejuvenation. Depending on your specific concerns and skin type, we can recommend a treatment plan that may include combination therapies for optimal results.

Our team of skilled doctors at Clinic Dr Dray are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and addressing your unique concerns. We invite you to book a consultation.


Anti Wrinkle Injections

anti-wrinkle injection

Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, adding to the rejuvenation achieved through IPL.

Platelet Rich Plasma PRP


Enhances cell growth and healing, accelerating recovery post IPL treatment.

Lip Filler

lip filler

Enhances lip volume, balancing the aesthetic rejuvenation achieved through IPL.


Improves skin hydration and firmness, enhancing the overall effects of IPL.

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Boosts skin rejuvenation, complementing the skin-enhancing effects of IPL.



Stimulates collagen production, complementing the skin rejuvenation effects of IPL.

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Our team of skilled doctors at Clinic Dr Dray are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and addressing your unique concerns. We invite you to book a consultation.

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