By Energist Ultra VPL™ System

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What is Ultra VPL™ Pulsed Light?


Ultra VPL™ uses evolved light technology to deliver a sequence of rapid pulses of light energy to the skin for hair reduction and skin rejuvenation.

Unlike other pulsed light devices, the Ultra VPL™ carefully balances the number, length and frequency of the individual pulses of light within each visible shot – hence the term Variable Pulsed Light.

The flexibility of this system guarantees clients will be treated with the optimum individual settings for their skin and hair type.

Ultra VPL™ treatments are not invasive, and the unique variable pulses have been clinically proven to achieve fantastic results on hair removal and successfully treat a wide a variety of skin imperfections.

What can Ultra VPL™ Treat?

Ultra VPL™ has been proven to effectively treat…

  • Sun, liver and age spots
  • Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne

Pigmentation and Sun Damage Solutions

Sun, liver and age spots: Conditions which usually appear in later years. These are all caused by an excess amount of melanin, the pigment which determines our hair and skin colour.

Energist design and manufacture laser technology and pulsed light systems which are used worldwide to treat pigmentation and sun damage.

Epidermal hyperpigmentation is excess areas of dark pigmentation in the skin, often known as sun or liver spots, are a result of overproduction of the compound melanin, which is a dark pigment which can be found in the skin.

Sometimes hyperpigmentation is caused by sun damage and other times it is the result of skin inflammation as a result of injury. Regardless of the cause, treatments for epidermal hyperpigmentation typically focus on either removing the upper layers of skin or removing the excess pigment.

When it comes to epidermal pigmentation, UK Manufacturer Energist offers a number of treatment alternatives for safe and effective clearance using pulsed light, laser and plasma technologies. We have been designing and manufacturing lasers for 30 years and IPL systems for 15 years. All of our lasers & pulsed light systems, which are used by professionals worldwide, are FDA cleared and pass stringent testing and inspections to be badged as CE marked medical products.

How it works - Pigmentation and Sun Damage

Excess pigmentation in the skin is produced by an over-abundance of melanocytes, melanin producing cells in a particular area.

Treatment by Energist technologies can take place using two methods. With pulsed light treatment the melanin absorbs the light energy and heats up quickly, whilst the surrounding skin remains cool. The heat causes the areas of melanin break up into smaller particles that flake away from the surface or are removed by the body’s natural waste processes, leaving skin clear, smooth and even in colour.

Using Energist pulsed light systems, pigmentary issues can be resolved in a short course of treatments or sometimes in a single treatment session.

Another Energist solution to pigmentary issues involves using laser or plasma energy to remove the layer of skin which contains the excess melanin.

Energist fractional lasers vaporize tiny areas of skin which contains the melanin whilst leaving the surrounding areas untouched. This ablation stimulates a healing process which speeds up the skin’s natural renewal process during which the excess pigmentation is removed and clear rejuvenated skin is revealed.

Plasma is a unique energy source and is the only treatment proven to generate a complete layer of new skin. During this renewal process, blemishes such as epidermal pigmentation and other lesions including actinic keratoses and seborrhoeic keratosis are cleared, revealing beautiful, new and clear skin.

Rosacea and Spider veins can also be treated effectively.


Skin Rejuvenation Solutions

Wrinkles and fine lines: Collagen is the substance in our bodies that keeps our skin looking youthful and smooth. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Energist medical group's world renowned IPL/VPL and laser technology is capable of multiple treatments including skin rejuvenation solutions.

As we age, the effects of prolonged sun exposure, poor diet, pollution and smoking all take their toll on our skin. This is characterised by a thinning of the epidermis and dermis, coarse skin texture, wrinkling, and changes in pigmentation. Collagen and elastin, the tough fibrous proteins present in our skin giving it its texture and elasticity, are damaged and their rate of reproduction slows.

Skin rejuvenation treatments involve the use of Intense Pulsed Light (VPL) or lasers which stimulate collagen and elastin production deep within the dermis, increasing skin elasticity and strength, making the skin look softer and smoother. This safe, simple technique improves skin texture and colour, whilst reducing pore size, fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin rejuvenation can be performed on the face, neck, décolleté area and on hands, resulting in dramatic improvements in the appearance of the skin.

When it comes to skin rejuvenation treatment, UK Manufacturer Energist offers effective treatment solutions for safe and effective skin rejuvenation using intense pulsed light, laser and plasma technologies. We have been designing and manufacturing lasers for 30 years and IPL systems for 15 years. All of our laser & pulsed light systems, which are used by professionals worldwide, are FDA cleared and pass stringent testing and inspections to be badged as CE marked 


How it works - Skin Rejuvenation

Fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores

Collagen and elastin are the substances in our bodies that keep our skin looking youthful and smooth. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen and elastin, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enlarged pore size.

Energist Medical Group offer a range of treatment modalities for safe and effective skin rejuvenation.

Variable Pulsed Light (VPL™)

The carefully filtered yellow light emitted from Energist VPL™ technologies is absorbed by certain structures within the skin. The resultant momentary heating stimulates cells in the body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen. The new collagen moves outwards to the skin’s surface resulting in a smoother texture, smaller pore size and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.


Vascular Solutions (Rosacea & Spider Veins)

Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots: Conditions where small veins and blemishes become visible on the skin’s surface

Energist's pulsed light and laser technology can allow your clinic to treat a variety of of vascular issues with fantastic results.

Vascular disorders such as thread veins (often called spider veins), cherry spots and broken capillaries, either red or bluish in colour are a common theme amongst people with lighter skin tones. Areas commonly affected are the face, neck, chest and lower extremities such as the legs, ankles and feet. Rosacea affects the face, typically on the cheeks and bridge of the nose.

Specific wavelength lasers and high powered pulsed light systems are suitable for the effective, long term removal of broken veins. UK Manufacturer Energist has the full range of systems to effectively treat such conditions - We have been designing and manufacturing vascular lasers for almost 20 years, and IPL systems for more than 12 years.

All of our vascular systems, which are used by professionals worldwide, are FDA cleared and pass stringent testing and inspections to be badged as CE marked medical products.


How it works - Vascular

Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots are conditions where small veins become visible on the skin’s surface.

During treatment by laser and light systems, energy is absorbed by the blood vessels that make up these imperfections. This absorption process breaks down the vessel walls, and following an effective treatment the body recognises these broken vessels as waste and removes them from the skin naturally.

Often only a single treatment is required to close veins or clear the imperfection. During treatment the smaller veins immediately contract and disappear, whereas larger vessels coagulate and are absorbed in due course.


How it works - Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition resulting in severe redness and spots on the face caused by the dilation of tiny blood vessels below the skin's surface. Rosacea begins as outbreaks of flushing and redness on the face, but can also affect the neck, chest, scalp and ears. These blood vessels may become hyper-sensitive to certain triggers.

Energist treatments can help control the symptoms of rosacea, reducing redness and inflammation. The light energy is absorbed by the inflamed blood vessels, and the associated heating helps break these down. The body then recognises these broken vessels as waste and removes them naturally.


Acne Solutions

People who suffer from acne produce too much sebum, an oil naturally produced by the body, which clogs up pores and causes infection. This can result in scarring.

Energist pulsed light technology can actively improve acne, making our pulsed light equipment a perfect purchase for any clinic.

Acne is caused when pores become blocked by over production of sebum and dead skin cells. Once pores are blocked bacteria can build up and cause infection. This can result in acne.

Energist pulsed light treatments (VPL & IPL) improve active acne by using the body’s natural defences to destroy the anaerobic bacteria that causes the infection. Energist pulsed light also effectively reduces the inflammation associated with acne.

Acne is reduced significantly following a course of treatments and skin texture and tone is improved as the light energy initiates further collagen production.

When it comes to light-based acne management, UK Manufacturer Energist Medical Group is a name you can trust - We have been designing and manufacturing VPL and IPL systems for more than 15 years - and our treatments are backed up by a number of clinical studies. All of our laser & pulsed light systems, which are used by professionals worldwide, are FDA cleared and pass stringent testing and inspections in order to be badged as CE marked medical products.


How it works - Acne

Acne is caused when pores become blocked by over production of sebum and dead skin cells. Once pores are blocked bacteria can build up and cause infection. This can result in acne.

Skin naturally produces a chemical caused porphyrin to fight the internal bacteria that causes acne. Scientists have discovered that specific wavelengths of light stimulate the body’s production of porphyrin and dramatically reduce acne by breaking down the bacteria through the production of singlet oxygen.

Energist pulsed light systems produce the ideal wavelengths to stimulate the production of porphyrin and thus destroying the anaerobic bacteria that causes the infection by producing an oxygen rich environment.

Energist pulsed light also effectively reduces the inflammation associated with acne through the delivery of red light, which is clinically proven to have anti-inflammatory benefits.

Acne is reduced significantly following a course of treatments and skin texture and tone is improved as Energist pulsed light initiates further collagen production. 

How effective is the Treatment?

Ultra VPL™ treatments are very effective, achieving outstanding results time after time.

Clinical trials have proved that the Ultra VPL™ produces consistent results on virtually all skin types, for a wide variety of skin imperfections and hair removal treatments

VPL™ is a safe, effective and virtually painless treatment, leaving customers thrilled with the results seen. But don’t take our word for it…

 “Skin rejuvenation has made me much more confident, I don’t feel my age and I feel much more confident about my skin. The adverts you see have all got people with the most wonderful skin, and now I feel mine is as good as any models.” Helen, 64

“After just one treatment my shaving rash has gone!” Mike, 42

“The spider vein on my cheek has almost vanished – Go for it if you have a problem VPL™ can fix” Ray, 68

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of Ultra VPL™ clients.


Case Studies

Thread Veins






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Inner Thigh and Outer Knee


Therapist– Very good result. Especially due to lack of return of vessels 19 months after the last treatment. Main focus of treatment was for the smaller thread veins, but good result on the larger vessels.

Client– Very pleased.

Case study courtesy of: Energist Ltd


Active Acne






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Client very pleased with the result especially due to resistance to previous treatments. No other treatments used in conjunction with VPL™.

Case study courtesy of: E. M. Gramlich. Germany









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Note improvement of pigmentation around the eye after just one treatment.

Case study courtesy of: Victory 8 Enterprise Co, Taiwan




Sun Damage






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Right & Left Hands


A major reduction in severe pigmentation caused by sun-damage over a long period.
An impressive result in just a single treatment with a marked improvement in skin tone and texture.

Case study courtesy of: La Maison du Bien, être. France



Skin Rejuvenation




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Combination treatment of VPL™ and Vitamin C shows major improvement to skin texture and tone.

Case study courtesy of: Viviane de Pauw, Belgium






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Reduction in severity of rosacea symptoms after a single treatment.

Case study courtesy of:  University of Vienna Medical School, Austria


Frequently Asked Questions -

The Energist ULTRA™ VPL System

Q: What makes this System special?

A: Traditionally, most cosmetic procedures have been associated with lasers. As technology has progressed, research has shown that Intense Pulsed Light units, and in particular Variable Pulsed Light (VPL™) Systems, are regularly producing better results than the laser systems originally available. Pulsed Light units are non-laser, emitting light across a broad range of wavelengths that are preferentially absorbed by the appropriate structure in the skin.

The Energist ULTRA™ System is designed such that each light pulse comprises a number of rapid shorter pulses. These 'variable pulses' ensure more controlled absorption by the appropriate structures whilst minimising heating of the surrounding skin. This means that a greater range of hair and skin types can be safely and effectively treated than was previously possible.

Q: How does it work?

A: Depending upon the treatment being carried out, light emitted from the Energist ULTRA™ System is preferentially absorbed by the specific structure in the skin. For hair removal, the melanin in the hair absorbs this light and is heated to a temperature that permanently inhibits the hair's ability to re-grow. For skin rejuvenation, improvement and therapy, various structures can absorb the light and repair the damage caused by ageing and the sun.

Q: What conditions can be treated?

A: The Energist ULTRA™ System has been designed to provide both safe and effective hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.

Hair Removal: Unwanted hair can be removed from all parts of the body, including legs, chin, upper lip, bikini line, underarm, back and chest. Grey and white hair can’t be removed permanently, as the hair must have a pigment.

Skin Rejuvenation: Many skin complaints caused by ageing and sun damage can be successfully treated using the yellow light produced by the Energist ULTRA™ System. This includes redness (rossacea), age spots, freckles, pigment changes, acne, skin texture and fine lines.

Q: What is the treatment procedure?

A: After a full consultation with a trained practitioner, a comprehensive treatment programme can be developed to match your needs and requirements. Depending upon which treatments are to be undertaken the basic procedure will stay the same:

The area to be treated will be prepared and the applicator head will be moved across in steps to ensure complete coverage. Due to the large applicator head treatments can be performed quickly, which we know is important with today's hectic lifestyle.

Q: Is there anything I need to do prior to, or after, treatment?

A: It is advisable to stay out of the sun, and away from tanning beds, for at least 4 weeks prior to any treatment to ensure that your skin is as close as possible to its natural colour. You must ensure that all cosmetics are removed from the treatment area with a good cleanser and then allow the skin to settle. As the skin may be slightly more sensitive post-treatment it is recommended to use skin products developed for sensitive skin and again avoid sunbathing or tanning beds for several weeks. 

FAQ - Hair Removal

Q: How does it work?

A: The light output from the applicator is preferentially absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This then heats up the hair follicle and disables the hair's germination cells so it cannot grow back.

Q: What areas can be treated?

A: This procedure works well on the face, neck, chest, arms, back, under arms, legs and bikini line, amongst other areas.

Q: Which hairs cannot be treated?

A: Hairs that are not in the active growth stage cannot be treated. Blonde, red and grey hairs are more difficult to remove and will take longer to treat.

Q: Are there any side-effects?

A: Due to the special parameters used there are little or no side-effects. The treatment has been likened to being flicked by a hair brush, but the skin may go slightly red for a few hours. If the area is over treated then there may be a chance of some slight crusting and blisters, however, this will resolve in 5 to 7 days.

Q: How many treatments does it require?

A: In most cases you will see a significant result after 3 treatments but there is a significant improvement if the treatment is repeated at regular intervals, normally 4 - 8 treatments are required. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can undergo. After treatment it will appear that the hairs continue to grow. What is actually happening is that the hair is still gripped by the skin and is slowly being expelled from the follicle.

Q: When will I see results?

A: As the process is designed to reduce the density of the hair growth you will start to see results after your first/second treatment. Because you see yourself everyday it is difficult for you to see gradual improvements taking place. Thus, it is very important that good close-up photos are taken before the treatment and then upon review at three months, this will then show the improvement.

Q: How often do you need treating?

A: After the initial treatment it is advisable to have a second treatment four weeks later. The hair can only be removed when it is in its active growing stage - anagen, therefore a series of treatments is required to catch the hairs in this cycle. Not all hairs are in the same cycle at the same given time.

Q: How many treatments can I have?

A: There is no maximum number of treatments that may be undertaken.

Q: How long do the effects last for?

A: It is important to understand that there are numerous hair follicles in every square centimetre of skin on the body, for example, the chin has approximately 455 follicles per cm 2 and the thigh about 55 follicles per cm 2.  As you can see, where we might have disabled a hair follicle there are adjacent ones that might not have been treated in the correct phase of hair growth and may grow through at any time.

Q: Who can be treated?

A: Virtually anybody can be treated with this system. However, any underlying medical conditions may exclude you from treatment or the results may be negligible. It is very important that you state clearly any medical conditions that you have or any medical treatments you are undertaking.

Q: What photo skin types can be treated?

A: Fitzpatrick Skin types I-V are safely treated with no reports of any adverse affects on type VI skin. However, it is not recommended to treat Type VI skin.

Q: Can this system be used with any other therapies?

A: Yes, the Energist ULTRAT System works very well when used in conjunction with other treatment modalities. This will ensure that the correct treatment is available to ensure a successful outcome


By Energist Ultra VPL™ (Variable Pulsed Light)

6-8 Treatments may be required.

Follow-on treatments to be done within 3 months.


1st Session


Full Face



Neck & Chest









Single Spot



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