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    Default How to get IPL in the UK?

    Sorry if this seems like a silly question but I cant see anywhere on this forum where it says how to get IPL treatments in the UK...any clues?

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    im not sure there are any particular threads with clinics/places etc, the forum wont recommend clinics but you might find threads were people have had the treatment that your after and have had good experiences, your best of doing a search for you local area on google for doctors and clincs whatever you dont go to a spa or a salon, i see dr crouch at the burghley clinic in swindon he is really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downtown View Post
    im not sure there are any particular threads with clinics/places etc, the forum wont recommend clinics but you might find threads were people have had the treatment that your after and have had good experiences, your best of doing a search for you local area on google for doctors and clincs whatever you dont go to a spa or a salon, i see dr crouch at the burghley clinic in swindon he is really good.
    I never asked for a recommended clinic, I meant HOW do you go about getting treatments? Through a gp? what places offer it? I really am clueless.

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    The NHS is not really an option here. Or rather, you would be miraculously fortunate to receive a series of competently delivered IPL treatments through public channels.

    Other matters aside, I think the NHS still generally turns (and perhaps might only turn) to pulse-dye lasers rather than IPL for rosacea.

    To have control over the competence of the treatments, the timing of the treatments, the delivery system (IPL or laser etc etc) and frankly, to be certain of getting any sort of light treatment you need to go private.

    This is easily done. Google. Contact clinic. Pay-up. No intervention from your GP is required - although a little research would be somewhat advisable.

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    The NHS briefly did laser treatment for rosacea but have now stopped so that route is completely ruled out as far as i'm aware.

    The dermatologist recommended the Transorm Clinic in Manchester to me. Said he does consultations there and I should mention his name for a discount. Bet he gets a fat bonus too!

    Anyone used them?

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    The transform clinics are you general run of the mill private clinics. I would be wary about getting a purely cosmetic clinic to carry out rosacea treatments unless they/you can guarentee that you get to see an experienced/suitably trained and qulaified medical practitioner. My best advice would be to stick with ones that specalise in treating rosacea such as Dr Crouch at the Burghley Park Clinic (or other such suitable ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlika29 View Post
    The transform clinics are you general run of the mill private clinics. I would be wary about getting a purely cosmetic clinic to carry out rosacea treatments unless they/you can guarentee that you get to see an experienced/suitably trained and qulaified medical practitioner. My best advice would be to stick with ones that specalise in treating rosacea such as Dr Crouch at the Burghley Park Clinic (or other such suitable ones).
    How are we supposed to know which are the best ones to go to though?

    Obviously all their websites claim they are the best and brilliant, how do we really know who is good and who isnt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajb.23 View Post
    How are we supposed to know which are the best ones to go to though?
    Obviously all their websites claim they are the best and brilliant, how do we really know who is good and who isnt?

    Reading about the experiences of others is a good place to start. If you look about here you will find credible and genuine reports from rosaceans based in the UK.

    Some clinics can be dismissed on the basis of their website: do they seem to understand rosacea?

    Others can be dismissed on the basis of the initial contact: does the practitioner have an enlightened, informed approach?

    Naturally, you are better able to assess the suitability of a clinic if you have some understanding of the stuff yourself.

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    I agree with GJ you are best spending some time reading round this forum and the RSG

    http://rosacea-support.org/community...5eba1c8bbcdc8a

    You will get to know the names that appear over and over

    You are looking for someone who has:
    experience of treating other rosaceans
    doesn't over sell the affects-lasers are not a cure
    doesn't pretend that there are no risks or downtime
    the knowledge to vary settings to suit individual symptoms
    a good level of training and ideally some medical experience

    You dont want someone who:
    wants you to sign up for a whole series of treatments on some sort of offer
    thinks that the stronger treatments are always better
    wont consider giving you a test patch

    I am sure there are many other things that I have forgotten

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    One additional thing to aim for that is a plus is finding a dermatologist who has more than one laser and IPL so you have a variety to choose from and you know when the doctor recommends one it is because they think that specific laser is best for your skin. You will typically find this at a hospital where they offer a few different machines.

    Just want to add that you cannot go wrong with Dr Crouch IMO. He is top notch.

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