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Hillside Skin and Laser Clinic in London offers a wide range of treatments to improve the appearance of the skin. The clinic uses IPL machines, intense pulsed light, to provide courses of treatment for conditions including sun damage, patchy skin pigmentation and stretch marks. IPL is generally considered to be a less painful experience than, for example electrolysis, and recovery time is minimized. This means that appointments can be arranged to fit in with a normal daily schedule, perhaps during a lunch break. Therapists can advise on a course of sessions for different conditions. Skin rejuvenation to remove sun damage and stimulate cell growth, and treatment for the blotchy effects of rosacea, will typically need three to six sessions with occasional repeat visits. Other treatments offered by Hillside Skin and Laser Clinic include diamond dermabrasion. Crystals are used to gently rub dead tissue away from the skin making the complexion appear fresher and stimulating new cell growth. Exfoliation with a mask made from pumpkin is available to nurture the skin with high levels of vitamin A and C. This treatment can be used on the hands and feet as well as the face. Acne, blackheads and dry and dull skin can be helped by a Glycolic Acid Peel, using fruit acid extracted from sugar cane, to penetrate the top layer of skin and reveal younger cells beneath. These treatments can improve the skin without resorting to surgery.