Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

The process of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses a range of light wavelengths to target specific skin concerns. This makes it an excellent treatment for:

  • Photo Rejuvenation – Controlled pulses of filtered light stimulate fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin to correct uneven skin tone and texture.
  • Vascular Therapy – Pulses of green light shut down any unwanted vascular lesions such as rosacea or spider veins by constricting the capillaries, which are then absorbed by the lymphatic system.
  • Pigmentation Correction – Pulses of green light are used to heat and shatter superficial pigmentation such as sun spots and freckles which micro crusts and then falls away.
  • Acne Reduction – Blue light is used to reduce acne causing bacteria, clear congestion in the skin and prevent future breakouts.

FAQS

  1. How often will I need treatments?

    It is difficult to predict the number of sessions required as it will depend on the nature of your treatment, skin type and condition. Some conditions may require maintenance treatment from time to time. Your individual needs will be discussed during your skin consultation.

  2. Is it painful?

    Some treatment have little or no sensation at all, but for other treatments clients may feel a slight sting, similar to the flick of a rubber band against your skin.

  3. How will I look after the treatment?

    As the treatment uses heat to target tissues a slight reddening of the treated area may appear. This usually settles within a few hours but can last up to 24 hours. If a reaction is visible after 48 hours we would recommend contacting the clinic for further advice.