Award Winning Specialist Clinic
We've won 12 top industry awards since 2010 and regularly feature in the national and international press.
Industry Leading Consultants
We've invited only the very best consultants in the country to practice with us.
Care Quality Commission
We're regulated by the independent regulator of health and social care in England.
GMC Registered Surgeons
All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council.
Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Mr. Bryan Mayou (GMC: 1414396) - founder of the Cadogan Clinic and one of the world's leading plastic surgeons
IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment is one of the most effective treatments for smoothing out skin tone and texture and can help treat a variety of different skin conditions. IPL therapy clears the skin via intense pulse light therapy and helps to improve an array of the most common skin health and appearance complaints.
IPL therapy uses advanced ICON™ technology and can be customised to support various different skin complaints and skin tones.Get in touch
At the Cadogan Clinic we deliver all our IPL treatment via the market leading ICON™ platform.
The ICON™ is considered the leading aesthetic technology platform available on the market, and offers multiple devices in one machine to provide a comprehensive suite of the most popular treatments, ranging from hair removal to wrinkle reduction to scar and stretch mark treatment.
The technology behind the ICON laser system is FDA approved and combines a fractional laser (ablative) and intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. It also boasts a state of the art Skintel Melanin Reader to detect a patients' melanin density to accurately diagnose skin tone, ensuring the appropriate level of laser is applied.
In addition, only ICON offers the ability to perform the ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment – the proven way to solve wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins all at the same time. This FDA approved technology requires fewer treatments and delivers more immediate results than comparable machines, it is also one of the safest lasers on the market.
Words from our clients:
“I have used Dr Mayou for years as my children’s dermatologist and was very pleased to discover she could take care of me as well. She has been extremely helpful, checking for melanoma and other skin issues as well as more cosmetic concerns. I have found her to be sensible and practical with a lovely manner and trust she is looking after the whole picture of my skins health and looks.”Jess K
"Everything was brilliant staff were incredibly friendly exact amount of info was given. Have already recommended this company to friends and family."Clare Brooks
“Wonderful service, knowledgeable staff, friendly service and comfortable ambience - well run. I will use you again in the future.“Sarah Tylor
"There is nothing that I feel could be improved at Cadogan Clinic. I was treated and looked after very well the place was very clean. Perfect. Thank you."Emma Grant
"The treatment was for my daughter and the aesthetic practitioner couldn't have been more helpful and informative all through the course of treatment, it was a great treatment with a brilliant outcome. The whole experience was very professional and any worries we went in with were soon taken away after the team greeted us and treated us."Jessica Yates
We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.
First, you will be invited to meet with one of our specialist aestheticians for an assessment and consultation of your skin at the Clinic
If you proceed with IPL treatment, your treatment will start with a cleanse of the skin before a mask is placed over the eyes to protect you from the light
The ICON device is then gently pressed onto the skin and emits an intense pulsed light which passes through the skin epidermis and penetrates deeper into the dermis where the pulsed light energy heats up and stimulates the cells, and these, in turn, are encouraged to produce collagen
The ICON also emits a wide range of light waves that reduce the appearance of redness, brown spots and discolouration in the skin as they absorb the light and fade over the course of treatment
We typically recommend several sessions (anywhere between 3 – 6), but this is dependent on your condition so you will be advised by our therapists during your preliminary free consultation
You should expect to be able to resume your daily activity immediately, although your skin may be a little sensitive and red in the hours following treatment.
We recommend that you do not go in the sun or hot water for at least 48 hours.
Results will vary depending on which condition you use IPL to treat.
Typically you should expect to see some improvement in your skin a week or so after each IPL treatment, with results improving after each successive treatment.
Your results will become more obvious as you continue your treatment, and the best results will be seen 3-5 months after your last treatment.
The Patient Journey. What you can expect on your journey with us
You will meet with one of our highly trained cosmetic dermatologists or surgeons at the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea, for a no-obligation in-person assessment.Get in touch
Am I suitable for IPL treatment?
IPL treatment is an appropriate treatment for most people, with the exception of those who are pregnant or who have taken strong antibiotics for acne-prone skin in the past 6 months.
How long does IPL treatment take?
The treatment typically takes no longer than an hour per session to complete.
Who will perform my IPL treatment?
The IPL treatments at Cadogan Clinic are carried out either by consultant dermatologists or one of our qualified nurses or skin therapists.
How does IPL treatment work?
The ICON laser system uses Optimised Light photo-rejuvenation technology, which delivers gentle pulses of intense, optimised light to regions of unwanted pigmentation and facial vessels.
The appearance of sunspots, age spots, spider veins, rosacea and capillaries can all be reduced significantly. Treatment time can be as short as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Three to five treatments should deliver optimal results but some patients may achieve their desired results after just one or two sessions.
How should I prepare for IPL treatment?
There is very little preparation required before IPL therapy.
We typically simply recommend that you do not spend too much time in the sun in the six weeks ahead of your treatment, and avoid any treatments that will irritate the skin for two weeks prior.
Does IPL treatment hurt?
IPL treatment is not painful. You should expect to feel a heated sensation as the pulses of light permeate your skin, with the most you can expect to feel a similar sensation to someone flicking an elastic band against your skin with each pulse.
If you are extremely sensitive to pain, topically applied anaesthetic can be considered before treatment and moisturiser can be applied immediately afterwards.
Is there any downtime following IPL treatment?
There is typically no downtime at all.
Immediately after your ICON laser treatment, however, your skin will feel warm, red, and maybe slightly swollen similar to that of a bad sunburn. These effects usually resolve on their own within 1 to 3 days at most.
Some mild bruising may also occur over particularly delicate areas, crusting, scabbing, darkened patches, and, in quite rare cases, mild blistering can also be experienced. These reactions gradually subside within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.
How soon will I see the results of IPL treatment?
You should start to see the results in the days and weeks after your first treatment, and the tone and texture of your skin will begin to improve. Results improve over time, and with each successive treatment, particularly beyond the third treatment.
Your best results will be between 3 and 6 months after your final treatment. At this point, you should expect to see a visible decrease of redness, dark spots and fine lines. Freckles and age spots may appear darker for up to a week before they fade gradually.
For optimal results, a series of 3 to 5 sessions spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart is recommended; patients may also wish to incorporate a treatment touch-up treatment every 6 months to maintain results.
Are the results of IPL treatment permanent?
The results should last between 12 and 18 months, at which point you can come back for a top-up treatment.
Typically the less exposure to the sun in the treated area, the longer the results last.
Is IPL treatment safe?
IPL therapy is very safe. Any side effects such as (blistering, scabbing, redness or bruising) are temporary and tend to subside after just a few days.
These side effects will be fully discussed at your consultation.
How does IPL treat pigmentation?
IPL is an excellent and highly effective treatment for improving the appearance of pigmentation conditions. Most commonly these are age spots, brown spots, sun spots and sun damage.
The intense pulsed light emits light waves which are absorbed by the melanin and haemoglobin in the skin which causes the pigment to fragment. These pigment fragments are then broken down naturally by the body making them less visible in appearance.
Is IPL treatment suitable for burns?
IPL therapy can be used as a standalone non-surgical treatment to treat burns and burns scars, or as a single element of a broader package of treatments.
When treating burns it is vital to make sure treatment follows a certain order and is delivered by experts (or team of experts) to ensure the best results and safety. You may be a better candidate for surgery.
Either way, it is vital to speak to one of our specialist burns and laser consultants to assess what the appropriate treatment is for you.
Can IPL be used to treat acne?
Yes, IPL treatments can be used to treat the appearance of acne. By undergoing a number of treatments, varying depending on the patient and the severity of the condition, IPL can help to destroy the bacteria that create acne, therefore reducing its appearance on the skin.
What is cystic acne?
Cystic acne is one of the most severe types of acne.
It is caused when sebum and puss begin to build up inside the skin, and instead of breaking through the surface or being healed by the immune system, the acne continues to grow deep into the skin, sometimes even rupturing the sebaceous glands that produce the sebum in the first place in some cases.
This is the most difficult type of acne to treat because it is too deep for most topical medications to be effective.
What is the difference between IPL and laser skin resurfacing?
IPL Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Skin Resurfacing are very different treatments.
An IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment consists of a series of high-intensity pulses of broad-spectrum light that pass through several layers of skin at once, targeting only the unwanted cells. IPL can thus improve the texture, quality, colour and health of your skin and treat multiple conditions simultaneously, such as the appearance of veins, capillaries, redness, age spots, blotchiness and freckles.
By contrast, Laser Skin Resurfacing delivers a direct beam of thermal energy to one specific target. Laser Skin Resurfacing uses a laser beam focused on one specific wavelength and targets the very outer layers of the skin, which are removed, encouraging new skin to replace them. This process restores the smooth, even and fresh appearance that the skin tends to lose with age.
We offer two main Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments: ClearLift & Pixel Perfect, each having its own specific benefits and advantages.
Founded in 2004 by world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.About Us
Best in Class Facilities
All of our treatments take place at our beautiful boutique premises in Chelsea. We have six consulting rooms and five operating rooms, as well as a dedicated pre and post-operative suite, and a full team of specialist nursing staff.Our Clinic
A Strong Tradition of Innovation
We were founded in 2004 by world renown plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, best known for his pioneering work in the area of liposuction, lasers and microvascular surgery. We continue to collaborate with pioneers in our field.Our History
At Home in Sloane Street, London
We are proud that our state of the art award-winning clinic is located in one of the best neighbourhoods in the countryWelcome to Sloane Street
We offer surgical consultations in London, Birmingham, Chelmsford and Bristol, and attract international patients from all corners of the globe such as as the USA, the Middle East and Europe.Get in Touch
The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.
We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.
We are just a 5 minute walk northwards up Sloane Street once you have arrived at Sloane Square.
Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Address: 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW
We believe in the delivery of excellent outcomes and results, and exceptional levels of service. Our outcomes are natural and long-lasting, and we remain the premier choice for cosmetic surgery treatments in the UK.
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