IPL is a non-invasive treatment for mild and moderate skin conditions like pigmentation, facial thread veins, and rosacea. It is also used to improve the general tone and texture of the skin to create a rejuvenated look.
Using bright light energy , IPL penetrates just below the skin’s surface to ‘damage’ the skin pigment or blood vessels. The body’s natural skin repair mechanisms swing into action as a result, removing the damaged tissue to produce smoother-looking skin.
The advantage of IPL systems, unlike laser treatments, is the minimal downtime and the almost complete lack of disruption to your everyday activities.
We use a high-intensity IPL pulsed light to penetrate the tissue, depending on the condition we are treating, to the correct depth and at the right speed. We use protective eyewear, and we ask you to use it too. You’ll feel a warm sensation as the light hits your skin. If we’re treating pigmentation, your skin might go a bit darker in the area we treat first, then it will lighten and clear.
Depending on the severity of the condition, we recommend anything from 1-3 treatments spread a month apart.
Most people can tolerate IPL treatment fairly well. A few people have described it as very like a rubber band snapping onto the skin. You might choose to apply a topical anaesthetic, maybe a cream, but you should only need it if we’re working on an extremely sensitive area.