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IPL

IPL offers treatment for a vast range of skin conditions and hair removal.

Intense Pulse Light energy stimulates fibroblasts in the dermis which promote new collagen in turn reducing fine lines and giving the skin a smooth and glowing rejuvenation.

As part of the rejuvenation process IPL also reduces pigmentation ( sun and age spots) and is highly effective in the treatment of redness ( Rosacia and Spider veins). IPL is used most often to treat the face, neck and d├ęcolletage, but can be used on any other areas, such as the back of the hands and arms. For best results, it is recommended to have at least 4 treatments separated by monthly intervals.

The versatility of IPL also provides effective permanent hair reduction. Any areas can be treated including face, bikini, underarms, legs and back. Hair removal requires a minimum of 6 treatments.

IPL for skin rejuvenation

IPL targets areas of fine lines and wrinkles by transmitting filtered light. This light energy is selectively absorbed by the tissues, which leads to the generation of heat. As a result, the production of collagen is increased. Collagen helps fill in areas of wrinkling or scarring while also reducing discolouration. New, healthy cells also migrate in the area and replace old, damaged cells. Basically, IPL stimulates your body's natural wound healing mechanism to achieve younger-looking skin.

This makes IPL a great treatment option for the following skin conditions:

  • Abnormal skin discolouration
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines
  • Sagging or loose skin
  • Spider veins
  • Sunspots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles

IPL for hair removal

IPL removes unwanted body hair by targeting hair follicles. When light is delivered into the area, a pigment called melanin helps the hair absorb more light. This in turn increases the temperature within the hair follicle. As a result, the affected hair follicles go into a resting phase. This prevents hair regrowth and leaves you with smoother skin.

Who are suitable candidates for IPL treatment?

During your consultation, we will assess your skin condition, expectations, and desired results. This allows us to determine if the procedure is right for you. In general, you are a suitable candidate for IPL treatment if:

  • You have fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other age-related skin concerns.
  • You have good skin elasticity.
  • You have realistic expectations.

What body areas can IPL treat?

IPL can treat skin imperfections and unwanted hair in the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Underarms

How many treatments are needed to achieve optimal results?

We recommend at least four treatment sessions spaced four weeks apart. During your consultation, we will assess your skin condition thoroughly. This will allow us to determine the number of treatments based on your cosmetic needs.

What happens during the treatment?

We will first apply a cool gel over the treatment area to prevent discomfort. The IPL handpiece will be then applied to your skin. Pulses of light will be released from the device and you may feel a pinching sensation during the process. After the treatment, we will wipe the treated area with a clean cloth to remove excess gel.

How long does the treatment take?

The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the body area and your treatment plan. In general, the entire process usually takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.


frequently asked questions

We do not recommend the procedure for patients with:

  • Active skin infection
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Seizures that can be triggered by light
  • Sensitive skin
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Serious skin conditions
  • Severe skin sagging or looseness
  • Unrealistic expectations

Immediately after your treatment, you can return to work and daily activities. You may also experience the following side effects:

  • Blisters
  • Brown spots
  • Bruising
  • Crusting
  • Redness
  • Swelling

These symptoms are normal and are your body's natural response to the treatment. After a few days, they will subside completely.

After your treatment, we will provide specific instructions to achieve your desired results. These include the following:

  • Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to the treated area.
  • Avoid excessive sweating for two days.
  • Avoid exfoliating creams for one week.
  • Avoid hot showers or hot baths.
  • Avoid picking blisters.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Avoid skincare products with harsh chemicals.
  • Use a non-irritating moisturiser.
  • Use warm water to cleanse your skin.

IPL can treat numerous different body parts, however, it may not be effective in addressing uneven areas. During your consultation, we will discuss the limitations of this procedure. This will give you an idea if IPL treatment can help you achieve your desired results.

 

For your free, no-obligation first consultation on IPL, contact us today.