Over the course of your lifetime, your skin goes through a lot. Acting as a shield to protect internal organs, tissue, muscle, blood vessels and veins, the epidermis – the top layer of skin– is the first point of contact for most external elements; it’s only natural that old, tired-looking skin is one of the first signs of aging.
Intense Pulsed Light Skin Rejuvenation offers a solution for all the visible signs of ageing caused by sun damage, such as brown spots (pigmentation), redness (thread veins) and uneven skin texture (collagen).
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that targets the cells that cause pigmentation, sun damage, and redness of the skin. IPL is gentler than laser treatments and is useful on patients who aren’t in need of extensive treatment. Several sessions may be required to experience dramatic results.
All course of 6 sessions are saving you 20%
Intense Pulsed Light systems release precisely controlled short pulses of filtered light that stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. In addition, specific lesions such as thread veins, age spots and freckles can be targeted resulting in a more uniform complexion. The skin becomes firmer, appears more radiant and enlarged pores are reduced.
A thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The handpiece is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment, protective eyewear will be provided.
Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark-skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo laser or Intense Pulsed Light treatment.
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. A cooling pack is applied after treatment to calm the skin. You may see a darkening of any pigmented spots before they flake off, leading to a more even skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is produced within the dermis.
Treatments are carried out every 2 to 3 weeks and 6 treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter, top-up sessions are performed as required, but typically once or twice a year.