How does it work?
Dark structures (whether clothing or skin imperfections) absorb white light, converting it to heat. White structures reflect the light away. By the same principle, IPL treatments target and heat dark, pigmented cells, causing them to eventually shed.
By targeting the dermis, it “tricks” the lower level of the skin into thinking it has suffered a minor injury, which stimulates rebuilding processes to begin. And since only darker pigmentation is targeted, IPL treatments are uniquely effective at specifically treating pigmented skin spots whilst preserving the rest of your skin.
Red blood vessels are treated by including green and yellow light in the IPL treatments. Red blood cells absorb this light, enabling broken capillaries to be treated without damaging your skin. Meanwhile, some of the longer wavelengths in the IPL light penetrate deeply to stimulate fibroblasts to produce extra collagen.
As a result, a later appearing benefit (often months after treatment) is a visible improvement in skin texture and a reduction in fine lines due to the stimulation of new collagen in the dermis.
- Diminishment of visible skin discolourations, such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, irregular pigmentation, melasma, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes
- Improvement of skin tone, texture, fine lines and pore size
- Little discomfort
- Immediate return to routine activities
- Gradual, natural-looking improvement
What happens during the treatment?
A cold gel is applied to lubricate and cool the skin, and protective goggles are placed over the eyes. The IPL wand is brought to the skin and pulses of light are applied. You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light pass over your skin. While pain is an individual matter, most people tolerate the light treatment well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anaesthesia, though a topical anaesthetic is available for patients that desire it.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment your skin may be pink and slightly swollen for a few hours or longer. Pigmented spots will darken at first and will remain dark for a few days before being shed from the skin’s surface. You can immediately resume all activities and all usual skin care products. But avoid any products that may irritate the skin until all signs of redness fade.
Medical Grade IPL performed by Doctor. Anti-aging, Whitening, Rejuvenate & Collagen stimulation.
- Photo Rejuvenation
- Acne Reduction
- Pigment / Melasma Reduction
- Vascular Lesions
- Hair Removal