It’s really important to get enough sunshine for vitamin D and to boost our mood but too much UV exposure can lead to premature aging and other skin imperfections such as age spots and redness. We use Ellipse IPL skin rejuvenation treatment at the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge to help reverse the signs of aging and make skin look more evenly pigmented.
IPL treatment, short for intense pulsed light, involves using various different wavelengths of light on the skin. This is absorbed by the skin and has various effects including stimulating collagen production and breaking down areas of excess melanin (the pigment in the skin) so that age spots and freckles start to disappear. Depending on the area that is being treated and the condition of the skin, you may need up to 6 sessions of our IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, each spaced 4 weeks apart. We will discuss this at your free consultation. The end result is skin that is smoother, more elastic and is more evenly pigmented.
IPL treatments work best on lighter skin tones and we recommend that you avoid sunbeds and use a SPF of at least 30 to avoid any damage to your skin post-treatment. The treatment can make your skin feel a bit tight and hot afterwards but you can apply aloe vera gel to help soothe it. If you would like to know more about our IPL skin rejuvenation treatment or book your free consultation, call us today and speak to a member of our team.
As summer approaches and more skin is on show, a lot of us are looking for hassle-free ways of
removing body hair. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we deliver quick, long-term hair removal without
chemicals, irritation or ingrown hairs thanks to Ellipse IPL treatment.
We use Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL for short, treatment for various different treatments including
hair removal as it is quick, effective and gives predictable results. It gives the best results when there
is a great colour contrast, e.g. pale skin with dark hairs. When the body hair is exposed to the
wavelengths of light, the pigment within it absorbs the light and converts it to heat, destroying the
follicle and preventing it from producing a replacement hair. The result is fewer, lighter and finer
hair in the treated area.
Prior to treatment we advise that you refrain from tweezing, waxing or plucking hairs for 4 weeks so
there are plenty of hair follicles to treat and afterwards protect your skin from UV exposure as it will
be more susceptible to damage. You may need around 6 sessions to reach your final desired result
with each session spaced a month or two apart. Your skin may be slightly red and sore, like being
sun-burnt, directly after your session but once your skin recovers you may find that it’s in even
To find out more about our IPL treatment for hair removal or to book a free consultation, contact us
today to speak to a member of our team.
Nail fungus can be a really persistent problem and can occur on the fingernails as well as the toenails. It can become more common with age, in those with diabetes or circulation problems and, with toenails, those who do regular exercise or use communal showers and changing areas. You can of course get antifungal nail paints and oral medication but some people find that they get unpleasant side effects such as nausea and headaches. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can treat nail fungus without chemicals or medication with the use of the Ellipse Nordlys system.
Using a very precise form of laser, we treat the whole nail with flashes of infrared light. This destroys the fungus by creating a heat reaction and we use a series of flashes that are overlapped and repeated to ensure that we have treated the entire nail. No fungus will be able to lurk around! The treatment only takes 15 minutes and you will probably need 3-4 sessions, each spaced about a fortnight apart plus a follow-up appointment.
If you have spotted yellow streaks on and underneath your nails, discoloured and thickened nails, nails that have become brittle or, as the infection progresses, a powdery appearance on the nail surface, you may have nail fungus. The Ellipse Nordlys Onychomychosis treatment is very effective at removing nail fungus but it doesn’t prevent it from appearing again in the future. You can protect yourself from nail fungus reoccurring by drying your feet thoroughly, wearing breathable socks and shoes, wearing flip flops in communal showers, using antibacterial soap when washing your hands and always cutting your toenails in a straight line.
If you have nail fungus that is proving stubborn to treat, contact us to arrange a free consultation. There is no need to be embarrassed and you’ll be back in peep toe shoes in no time!
At The London Cosmetic Clinic we endevour to keep up with all the latest developments in the world of aesthetics and are proud to introduce the brand new NORDLYS IPL machine from Ellipse.
The NORDLYS has just gained FDA approval in the USA and is the most versatile and effective IPL machine that has been created to date. This brand new model has unique sub-millisecond pulses and can be easily controlled and adjusted, meaning that we can give you even better results. The NORDLYS model was built for precision; it’s selective waveband technology and superior ergonomics means that it gives highly precise results even on the tiniest of thread veins.
As well as the usual IPL treatments that you would expect to receive with an IPL system, we have found that the NORDLYS is even more effective when combined with other treatments, for example pairing a thread face lift with IPL skin rejuvenation. We have also used it to reduce inflammation and sensitivity following an Obaji skin peel. The NORDLYS IPL Ellipse system gives even more effective and precise results with all treatments including acne scar removal, hair removal and hyperpigmentation treatments.
If you are interested in the fantastic results that the NORDLYS IPL system by Ellipse can give, contact us on 0203 5813391 to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.
For many of us, hair removal is a tedious and time-consuming part of a regular beauty regime but at the London Cosmetic Clinic we offer IPL hair removal which is both quick and convenient. IPL, short for intense pulsed light, hair removal is a relatively new treatment that utilises a range of different wavelengths emitted from a flash lamp to reduce hairs. It is relatively cheaper than laser treatment and the variation in the wavelengths means that it can also be used for other skin issues such as acne treatment and repairing sun-damaged skin. This method is called Selective Photothermolysis.
During the treatment, the pigment within each hair absorbs the light emitted from the IPL device and converts it into heat. This then destroys the follicle and prevents a new hair from growing in its place. Whilst other salons may recommend that it is used on dark hair and fair skin, we use the specialised Ellipse system which gives great results on various skin and hair tones.
IPL hair removal can be used on various areas of the body and face. For example, it can be used on the upper lip instead of hair removal creams, which have an unpleasant smell and can cause sensitivities or it can be used on the bikini area as a less painful alternative to waxing. It isn’t a permanent hair removal system but does reduce the hair so regrowth is much less thick and less noticeable. It also leaves your skin feeling softer, unlike other hair removal treatments such as shaving which can cause dryness and irritation.
As regrowth is far slower and less noticeable than typical hair removal options, you only need one session every four to eight weeks. You don’t risk ingrown hairs or irritation and will be pleasantly surprised with your rejuvenated smooth, silky skin.