Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photo rejuvenation process represent a breakthrough in skin care. IPL treats skin damage non-invasively – there is no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface. IPL treatment produces great results in rejuvenating your skin, enhancing the skin’s natural state, giving youthful and fresher appearance.
IPL is used to treat the following conditions:
- Age spots
- Broken capillaries
- Fine lines
- Melisma / pigmentation
- Port wine stains
- Sun damage
- Thread veins
IPL & other treatments
chieving a flawless complexion may require additional procedures, such as microdermabrasion or chemical skin peels. Our preference is to combine medical microdermabrasion and IPL to achieve a better outcome.
By dividing the full program into several treatments the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk – and, it provides “no down time” – a feature that is really appreciated by our patients.
A patch test is always performed to determine how the skin will react and to ensure there are no untoward reactions to treatment. If there are no issues with the patch test a treatment will follow.
How are IPL Skin Treatments performed?
A cold gel is applied to the skin to be treated and protective goggles are placed to protect your eyes from the light. The glass lens of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to the skin and light is delivered to the treatment area. The light treatment is often been described as a slight tap or on strong treatment sometimes even as having a rubber band flicked on to your skin.
What do I need to do after the treatment?
Please apply high SPF sunblock ( a minimum of SPF30 but ideally SPF50) to protect your skin from direct sun exposure over the treatment period and for a minimum of 6 weeks after the last treatment. Sun beds and sun bathing should be avoided.
Do I need to prepare my skin before a treatment?
Please remove any makeup.
How safe is treatment?
In addition to effectively treating multiple symptoms and locations in each session, the IPL procedure is gentle, non-invasive and safe, requiring no downtime. In fact, some people even schedule their sessions during their lunch breaks.
Are there any side effects?
The IPL may cause slight swelling and redness in the treatment area, especially in thin or fragile skins. Any redness or soreness typically dissapears within hours following the procedure.
In exceptional cases where more serious side effects occur, it is best to postpone further treatments until after the skin is completely healed.
When can I expect the results?
Reasonable results may be seen within a short time period, however, a course of treatments is recommended.
After IPL treatments the following results may be seen: improvements in skin tone and texture, skin tightness, skin hydration and a reduction in pigmentation. The skin becomes smoother and firmer. There is a resulting reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
How many treatments will I need?
After a consultation we will determine an IPL treatment plan for each new patient, taking into account the severity of skin conditions being treated, as well as skin type. On average, 3-6 treatments are recommended.
Depending on the number of conditions being treated, and severity of the individual problem, a series of 4 to 6 treatment sessions may be recommended, scheduled at 4 week intervals. Each session usually lasts about 30 minutes, with patients returning to normal activity immediately afterwards. The patient may return to work the same day and resume all regular activities. IPL treatments provide gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results.
By dividing the full program into several treatments the sessions provide gradual improvement with very low risk – and, it provides “no down time” feature that is greatly appreciated by our patients.
How does IPL work?
IPL technology generates red or blue light pulses. This light is flashed on to the skin penetrating the tissue, the body then removes the damaged tissue leaving the skin fresh and more youthful. IPL treats the damaged superficial layer of the skin, while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissue. Clinical studies are now available to measure the effect this energy has on collagen.