Nordlys IPL - Acne Clearance
Cosmedics Woldingham offers an alternative to Acne removal and maintenance. The technically advanced Nordlys Acne Removal using an Intense Pulsed Light system solves many unwanted problems. Your personal requirements are overseen and performed, in confidence, by our senior IPL specialist and patient co-ordinator


Acne is a real problem for most people varying in age and skin type. Regardless of one’s situation everyone experiences some form of an unsightly, inconvenient outbreak at some point in their lives.
There are many myths about the causes of acne, most surround diet and hygiene, however neither are accurate. Acne can be caused by the body’s increased production of the hormone androgen (produced by both men and women) which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. The increased production of oil causes the pores to become blocked so that the oil cannot come up to the skin’s surface. The proprionbacterium/p-acne then feed on and break down this oil. As the bacteria multiply, waste products and sebacic acid are created and irritate the sebaceous gland which becomes inflamed causing a blackhead (open comedone), pimple or nodule.

Types of Acne:

The Nordlys IPL treats 3 types of acne:
Clogging of the hair follicles that leads to unsightly and sometime painful, skin lesions and pimples
Acne Conglobate
Covers the back, chest, and buttocks with pustules and nodules, which might cause a severe bacterial infection, as well as extensive scarring
Acne Rosacea
An inflammation of the face, neck or chest

The treatment with the Nordlys IPL works in 2 ways:

The light targets the porphyrins produced by the P. acnes bacteria in the skin. A photodynamic reaction occurs and produces the free radical single oxygen which performs a selective destruction of the P. acnes themselves. With successive treatments the rate of acne destruction can become greater than the growth of the bacteria leading to a reduction in the inflamed lesions and can prevent further traumatic scarring.
The light is absorbed into the blood vessels which supply the sebaceous glands. By heating up the capillaries this will reduce the blood flow to the sebaceous glands and decrease the over-production of oil in the skin.

Treatment regime:

The schedule is 4 treatments, to take place once every 3-4 weeks. This routine can be repeated again to achieve further results if necessary.

Who do we treat?

On the Fitzpatrick scale skin types 1-3 and 4 can be treated with caution.

Does it hurt?

Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. Many patients describe the sensation as a warming sensation similar to the feeling one has after a day on the beach.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The Nordlys acne treatment is a combination therapy. We recommend you use Clear Cell Cleanser, & a day cream with at lease SPF30, Sun exposure should be avoided 30 days post and prior treatment and a SPF30+ must be worn daily.

What can I expect?

Clients may notice some general redness on the face and following the treatment pigmented areas may appear darker and eventually disappear.

Because the bacteria is difficult to eradicate completely, you will probably be recommended to continue using Clear Cell Cleanser  some months after the treatment has ended.

How can I be sure Nordlys is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Nordlys’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected, refereed medical journals.

Treatment Costs

Clinical The cost of the Nordlys IPL Thread Vein removal treatment is dependant on the area treated. Generally prices start from £70 per session. Please do not hesitate to contact the clinic for more pricing options:.