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IPL (CPL) Rosacea

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that usually affects the face. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. Symptoms include visible blood vessels in your face and a flushed, red appearance. It can often be mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy.

Treatment Information

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This is the more commonly known treatment. However, at Eleni London we offer CPL, or Calibrated Pulsed Light. The light is more controlled, which results in less downtime.

Short, safe bursts of light are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the blood vessels. This causes the vessels to gradually disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel (like the type used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment.

The light energy emanating from our CPL device also heats the collagen fibres in your skin. This encourages the production of new collagen and improves blood flow to the affected area.

Price List

Discounted package prices available.

Does IPL (CPL) Rosacea Treatment Hurt?

IPL or CPL treatments are not painful. You may experience a heating sensation, or feel as if your skin is being flicked with an elastic band.

Most people find this sensation very tolerable, however, if you are sensitive to pain or worried about your procedure then speak to your practitioner. They may be able to apply a local anaesthetic lotion to the treatment areas beforehand.

How many IPL (CPL) Rosacea Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of your rosacea. For most clients, we recommend a course of 5 treatments, carried out every 4 weeks. After this, we recommend 1-2 treatments per year to maintain results in the long-term. However, we will create a treatment plan for you based on your individual situation.

How Soon Will I See Results?

You will begin to see improvements within a week. 

Results may vary after each treatment, but your best results will be seen around 4 months after the last treatment in your course. 

How Long Will My Results Last?

Your results will last between 12-18 months, after which you can return for a top-up treatment. 

We recommend avoiding sun exposure – if you are in the sun a lot and you do not use sun protection, your rosacea symptoms may return.


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Treatment Summary


No. of sessions:

Course of 4-6 recommended.


Treatment time:

Around 30 mins.

Recovery time:

Little to no downtime. Avoid sun exposure for 30 days.