We are industry experts when to comes to Laser Skin Rejuvenation for the face, neck and hands.
We offer the market-leading laser platform and achieve nothing less than amazing results.
Skin rejuvenation using IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is designed to reduce the appearance of a number of specific skin problems for Fitzpatrick Skin Type levels 1-3.
If you’ve got skin concerns such as pigmentation, age spots, redness, rosacea, broken capillaries or acne scarring, we can treat them with Lumecca® IPL Laser.
Thanks to its large applicator size and high repetiton pulse rate, Lumecca Laser has a significantly reduced treatment time compared to other leading lasers.
Unlike some traditional lasers, the procedure is extremely tolerable due to its Crystal Ice Tip constantly cooling the skin as it passes over.
Due to its unique wavelength, the dual system can also be used to treat acne by reducing inflammation and targeting breakout-causing bacteria.
Described as ‘PhotoShop’ for your skin, Our 30 minute ‘Lunch Time Laser Facials’ follow correctional protocols using Lumecca, meaning minimal downtime, zero pain, so you can go straight back into your normal everyday routine.
More reasons why you might choose Lumecca Laser Facials® is our particular laser is one of the safest lasers in existence, giving you complete peace of mind when dealing with such delicate areas.
Our professional laser specialists are individually selected to administer your IPL treatment.
At The Look by Louise we also see great results with combination therapies. Lumecca and Morpheus8 together is a great treatment choice for those in need of surface correction (sun damage/ age spots/ redness) but also wanting to address jowls or sagging skin, on the face, neck, and hands.
Example of Expected Results after Lumecca Laser Facial® for Pigmentation
What is Lumecca® ?
Lumecca® is the most powerful and effective Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) to remove visible veins and capillaries, pigmentation, sun damage, vascular lesions, rosacea, redness, acne scarring and melasma. This popular anti-ageing treatment is a quick and comfortable light photo facial treatment with visible results after the first session to restore a clear complexion and rejuvenated skin tone.
Lumecca® can be used on any part of the body with excellent results. This treatment has a high specificity and selectivity for pigmentation created by sun damage and also redness caused by rosacea, making it one of the most powerful lasers for its purpose.
What is IPL? (Intense Pulsed Light)
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a procedure where a high-intensity pulse of light is used to treat areas of the skin where there is sun damage, age spots, dark spots, rosacea, redness, acne scars, or fine lines and wrinkles. IPL is also commonly referred to as IPL photofacial, photorejuvenation, or broadband light.
What areas of the skin can be treated?
You can use IPL on the face, neck, chest and hands to treat pigmentation, sun damage acne scarring and wrinkles, redness including Rosacea, capillaries, and veins. IPL is most commonly performed on the face, neck, chest and hands since those are usually the body parts that are exposed to the sun most often.
Who should not have a laser facial?
For contraindications to our Laser Facials please see list below. If you are uncertain about any of the contraindications, please contact The Look by Louise Laser Clinic on 01204 450181.
Fitzpatrick Scale 4-6 (TYPE IV-VI) cannot be treated with IPL Laser
Please check with your neurologist if you are uncertain, we may ask you to provide a doctors note
Active Infection and Cold Sores
History of Skin Cancer on the treatment area (Requires medical clearance note from a doctor) so please consult.
Vitiligo (May still have treatment if vitiligo has never been present on the area being treated.)
Any botox/fillers within the last 14 days.
Current sunburn on the treatment area
Self or spray tan 7 days pre or post-treatment
These are not contraindications:
- Those with a history of cold sores should be aware that they may be triggered by heat/light and prophylactic antiviral medication is recommended.
- Those with known keloid scarring should be educated about their increased risk of keloid formation. Okay to treat, just avoid the area of hypertrophic or keloid scar.
- For bearded clients, it’s ideal to come in clean-shaven or with only up to 2 days of stubble, as we will avoid areas with facial hair growth.
What are the immediate and long-term effects of Lumecca Laser Facials?
- Deep Clean: Vaporises Dirt and Removes Bacteria
- Brighten: Dull Complexions and Unevenness, Fading Sun, Age and Acne Damage
- Wrinkle Release: Leaving Skin Smoother and Tighter
- Remove Spots: Helps Get Rid of Acne
- High efficiency of treatment due to high peak power and optimized output.
Long-term Benefits of Regular Treatments
- Complete photorejuvenation in 1 or 2 treatments for most patients versus 4-6 treatments with standard IPL’s.
- Stimulates Collagen and Elastin Production for Firmer Skin
- Reduces the Visible Appearance of Pores
- Evens Skin Tone and Texture
- Reduces Hyperpigmentation and Melasma
- Clears acne and helps prevent future breakouts.
- Reduces Overall Redness
- Reduces Visible Scarring From Acne Lesions and Cysts.
- Diminishes Visible Broken Capillaries
How soon will I see results?
After your first treatment, you will immediately notice cleaner, clearer, brighter, and smoother skin.
Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of the pigmented spots. During the following week the pigmented skin will flake off, (with minimal downtime), leading to an overall more even and uniform complexion.
When treating vascular areas, you may see the capillaries blanch ( disappear) or change in colour which will dissipate after several days.
Regular, frequent treatments lead to optimal results. Improvements will accelerate after each additional session. Please note that everyone’s skin is unique and individual results may vary.
How many sessions will I need?
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session, however for optimal results we recommend starting the process off with a course of 6 Lumecca facials, and to maintain those results we recommend maintenance courses of 3 Lumecca facials.
Multiple sessions provide maximum better results. The treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage), and energy settings.
How often should I get a Lumecca® Laser facial?
We recommend 1 session spaced 3 weeks apart or if preferred can be monthly but no sooner. Once you have achieved your personal skin goals like clearing acne, sun damage, or scarring, we do recommend a fortnightly to monthly facial to maintain your results. On average, The Look by Louise clients receives 1-3 facials per month.
Does it hurt?
No, not at all. You’ll feel a mild tingling sensation that is noticeable but not painful. During your Lumecca treatment there will be a bright flash of light and a slight prickly sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal and usually subside within an hour enabling you to return to normal activities almost immediately.
Are there any risks or side effects?
The most common side effects of laser facials can be erythema, redness and/or minor swelling. This will settle within 24 – 48 hours after treatment.
Is there any aftercare?
The following precautions should be adhered to after your treatment:
- Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds for the duration of your course of treatments and up to 4 – 6 weeks after treatment.
- Do not use any self-tan products for at least 2 weeks after your treatment and at least 10 days after treatment.
- Do not pick or scratch the treated area
- Avoid rough handling of the area treated
- Avoid very hot baths, showers for 48 hours after treatment.
- Avoid steam baths and saunas for 1 week after treatment.
- Avoid rough sports for 24-48 hours.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Use sun cream, SPF 50 after treatment
- Try to use cleansing products that have been developed for sensitive skin for 2 – 3 days after treatment.
- Be gentle when dry or rubbing the area treated.
How will I know I'm not allergic?
We will carry out a small, painless patch test, usually on the treatment area on the day prior to the procedure.
You will then be closely monitored to check for any signs of allergies. If there are no signs of allergy we can then safely proceed with treatment.
How old do I need to be to have a laser facial?
We offer treatments to anyone 18 years of age or above. Valid photo ID is required if necessary by the clinic.
How much are they?
Individual treatments are priced at £175 per session. A recommended course of 3 is priced at £450 (saving £75) and 6 sessions at £800
Please note our Laser Facials are only available at present from our Skin Health Clinic located in Bolton, Lancashire.
Do you offer finance?
Can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Cancellations and Reschedules more than 48 hours in advance:
You are allowed to cancel or reschedule an appointment more than 48 hours in advance. Simply sign in to our online booking portal.
What happens if I am late for my appointment?
If you arrive late, we have no other option but to simply reduce your treatment time accordingly to avoid cutting the next client’s appointment short.
Is there parking outside the Skin Health Clinic (Bolton)?
Yes! We have on-street parking as our clinic is located in a residential area of the beautiful Lancashire countryside, which means no stress and added parking costs like most other city center laser clinics.