Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Skin Rejuvenation (also known as Photo Rejuvenation) is a non-invasive way to treat skin concerns with minimal down time.
With IPL Skin Rejuvenation you can improve:
Treatments are commonly performed on the face, neck, decolletage, shoulders & hands.
The IPL device emits specific wavelengths of light when pressed against your skin. This light is attracted to a target in your skin which converts to heat to absorb the target – either melanin (the dark pigment in your hair & skin) or haemoglobin (the red colour in your blood vessels). This causes a controlled wound in the targeted skin tissue, causing it to regenerate to reveal a rejuvenated appearance.
Anywhere from 2-6 treatments is generally required, however this will vary.
Pigmentation should be treated at 21 day intervals.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation for vascular lesions (e.g broken capillaries, redness, rosacea) should be treated at 21 day intervals, however for some clients this may be as soon as 7 days if we deem necessary.
You will NOT be suitable for IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments if any of the following applies to you:
We perform a skin analysis & Fitzpatrick skin assessment to ensure you are a suitable candidate for IPL Photo Rejuvenation.
We will gather information about your skin, lifestyle, medications & health to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for IPL Skin Rejuvenation.
A test patch is also performed a minimum 48 hours prior to any treatment, this is to assess how your skin will respond to the IPL treatment & minimise the possibility of any adverse reaction.
You will also be given appropriate before & after care advice.
Your health comes first. If any spots look suspicious, we will ask for a doctor’s certificate approving your suitability for IPL treatment.
Your skin will be cleansed & gel will be applied to the skin. You will also need to wear the protective eye goggles supplied.
When you are ready, your therapist will count down and notify you when the gentle pulses of light are being performed.
The IPL hand piece itself has an inbuilt chiller system to also keep your skin feeling cool & comfortable throughout the treatment.
During treatment you may feel a slight sting similar to that of a small elastic band to the treated area.
The whole treatment itself generally takes 20-30 minutes.
Following your treatment you will wear SPF 30 & be given after care advice.
Immediately after treatment you may feel a sunburnt sensation. It is normal for the skin to look red and flushed.
This will gradually reduce over the next 24-48 hours.
Until all redness has gone, avoid:
The pigmented lesions should become darker after IPL Skin Rejuvenation.
This is referred to as “miloing” as it looks like fragments of milo on the skin.
This will fall off over the following seven to ten days. If you are having your chest or other body areas treated, the recovery will be slightly longer than if it was your face.
Do not pick, scratch or force the removal of this skin as this can lead to permanent damage.
The vessels undergo immediate greying or blanching. In some cases, only a slight purplish change is noted. Bruising can occur – if this does, do not use blood thinning agents.
Vessels either fully or partially resolve in about 10 to 14 days & areas of diffuse flushing gradually fade leaving skin with normal appearance.
Vascular lesions may re-appear within 7 days after treatment, whilst the capillary is still compromised, a further treatment is highly recommended within 14 days, failure to do so, will reduce efficacy of treatment.
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If this is your first IPL with us, or it has been longer than 3 months, a consultation & test patch is mandatory 48 hours prior to treatment.
You may be prescribed a tyrosinase inhibitor (pigment blocker, $121).
$160 Full Face
$200 Neck & Decolletage
$240 Face, Neck & Decolletage
$100 Back of Hands
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