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Adrienne Aesthetics

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The number one cause of premature ageing of the skin is sun damage from UV exposure. It results in increased collagen breakdown. Also, excess melanin is stimulated, resulting in more visible pigmentation on the skin in the form of freckles, age spots and sunspots. Wearing a minimum SPF 30+ when outdoors will greatly reduce this visible sign of ageing but most of us have at least one or more sunspots or discolourations we would love to get rid of.

IPL- (Intense Pulse Light) to remove Pigmentation?

Pigmentation happens primarily due to the melanin that is produced by melanocytes in the skin, in response to UV exposure. After the light from the IPL is absorbed by the brown pigmented lesion, the heat energy shatters the pigment and is removed either by absorption through the body’s lymphatic system or is lifted to the top layers of the skin where the pigment crusts and flakes off.

Prices

All course of 3 sessions are saving you 15%

IPL Pigmentation Removal

IPL Pigmentation Removal

Single Sessions
IPL Pigmentation Removal

IPL Pigmentation Removal

Course of 3 Sessions

IPL treatments for pigmentation involve the use of an intense beam of broad-spectrum light, as opposed to a laser that operates using one specific wavelength. The light is absorbed by the pigments found in the dermis, the lower layer of the skin. Pigments can be the brown colour in freckles, the haemoglobin in broken capillaries or the pigment in the follicles in the case of hair removal. The light energy is converted to heat to a critical temperature which "tricks" the lower level of the skin into thinking it has suffered an injury and responds by producing collagen. The pigments are also dispersed and the body either absorbs the or removes them via the lymphatic system. 

Treatment is suitable for most people, however, the best results are obtained for those with fair skin, and there is less chance of side effects. The best response is seen with facial thread veins, spider naevi and rosacea.

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick. Sensations vary but most describe it as a very quick hot pin prick.

Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.

After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Rarely some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though very rare, there is a chance a small blister may form and there could be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.