What Women Want is now offering IPL

Our Lynton Luminette IPL machine is used to treat a range of skin issues such as pigmentation, rosacea, thread veins or red spots. It is also used to for permanent hair removal.

Combined Facial Therapy (CFT)

IPL photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation facial treatment that may be used to treat the face, neck, chest or hands.

It can treat a wide range of facial imperfections simultaneously such as vascular lesions, pigmented lesions such as age spots, freckles, sun damage and also improves the appearance of enlarged pores and dull complexions so that skin is smoother, revitalised and firmer.

The treatment is fantastic to promote collagen production. It softens lines and wrinkles plumping up the skin to leave a more youthful appearance. Firstly a peel is applied to deeply exfoliate the skin leaving the skin revitalised. Then using then IPL machine the skin is pulsed to generate heat into the dermal layers of the skin. This in turn stimulates collagen and elastin production helping to plump up any lines and wrinkles.

The best results are seen after 28 days when all the skin cells in the dermal layer have travelled up to the surface. However you will see an instant result also due to the peel. This treatment is working on all layers of the skin and the results are amazing. This treatment is results driven and can be preformed every 2-4 weeks. It is not advised during the summer months as it makes the skin sun sensitive.



Pigment issues can vary from sun spots to freckles and when these are successfully removed, clients can enjoy a more flawless, youthful and glowing appearance.

Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin rich cells.

The pigment will initially get darker as the melanocytes release the pigment and slowly as this exfoliates off the pigmentation is greatly reduced.



IPL can provide a long-term solution to many facial problems such as red flushing (rosacea), thread veins and red spots in just a few quick and easy treatments. The average is 4 treatments depending on the severity of the broken capillaries / redness.

Light energy is applied to the skin where it is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are cauterised. The capillaries are then absorbed back into the bloodstream. This leaves the skin looking less red and much clearer in appearance leavinglittle or no trace of the original lesion.

Most red skin lesions, including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi and port wine stains can be treated very successfully. Depending on the lesions, leg vessels can also respond well.


How does IPL work?

How long does it take?

It can vary from 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of size of the area being treated.

How is the treatment carried out?

The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment, protective eyewear is provided.

Are there any side effects?

After a treatment, the skin may feel warm or slightly red for a few hours after. Though very rare, a small blister could form and there could be a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

How does a treatment feel?

Most client describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and overall it is quick. Most describe the feeling as a hot pin prick and no anaesthesia is required.

Are you suitable for a treatment?

Treatments are suitable for most people. Best results are obtained for those with fair skin and it is not suitable for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. Large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Pigmented marks that respond best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage and freckles. There can be no fake tan or real tan on the area to be treated. Pregnancy is also a contraindication.

How many treatments are necessary?

Number of treatments depends on your skin issue. For facial conditions like veins, 1 to 3 sessions could be sufficient. Whereas, pigment issues could require 3 to 5, but a small lesion could be clear in one session.

What is the consultation procedure?

Prior to the treatment, you must undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained to confirmed suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a patch test.