Lynton Lumina

To provide the safest and most clinically effective treatments, we use a state-of-the-art Laser and Intense Pulsed Light system (IPL) called the Lynton Lumina.

The Lynton Lumina, enables us to treat over 24 different aesthetic concerns for our patients. Used by the NHS and private hospitals across the UK, the Lumina provides the very best in clinical results, speed of treatment, and client comfort for safe and effective treatments. Our advanced handpieces allow us to customise treatment options for patients with different skin types, tones and skin concerns.

Lumina IPL and Laser Technology

The Lumina primarily utilises two medical-grade IPL wavelengths to deliver DynamicReflex® technology to combat a myriad of skin concerns. DynamicReflex® Technology, was developed by Lynton through many years of PhD research and 25 years of British manufacturing expertise. With DynamicReflex® Technology, we can achieve above and beyond the expected results on difficult skin conditions with superior high energy pulses.

The award-winning Lynton Lumina also utilises a Long Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser which successfully treats signs of ageing, broken capilliaries, fungal nails and hair removal.

What can we treat with the Lumina?

  1. Acne
  2. Birthmarks
  3. Stretch marks
  4. Liver or age spots
  5. Broken vessels
  6. Fine wrinkles
  7. Freckles
  8. Redness from rosacea
  9. Sun damaged skin
  10. Spider veins
  11. Fungal nails
  12. Unwanted hairs
Light is absorbed by the melanin (the pigment in the hair follicle). The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the cells in the hair follicle which are responsible for hair growth, without damaging the surrounding cell.

The light emitted from the Intense Pulsed Light system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.

The light stimulates the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. The skin becomes firmer, appears more radiant and enlarged pores are reduced. The IPL can be used to help reduce redness, age spots and freckles where by the Nd:YAG can be selected to target deeper lines and promote further collagen production. The multi platform design of the Lumina provides different skin rejuvenation options and the preferred application will be discussed at the consultation.

A layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving onto the neighbouring area, and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short. The gel is removed and the skin is moisturised. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.

Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.

The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no other side effects but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

A typical treatment session is approximately 30 minutes. However, for a larger area it may take up to 1 hour.
The number of treatments necessary varies depending on the treatment. For skin rejuvenation, a course of 6 is recommended with a 4 week interval. For hair removal, we a course of 8-10 is recommended with a 4-8 week interval.

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form.