IPL for Skin Rejuvenation and Anti Aging
IPL for Skin Rejuvenation and Anti Aging:
Many skin complaints caused by aging or sun damage such as redness, rosacea, age spots, freckles, fine lines and changes in pigment or skin texture can be treated with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Our IPL system uses flashes of light that cause heat damage to dermal tissue layers without disruption to or removal of the outer epidermal layers of the skin. This procedure is usually described in the cosmetic industry as photo-rejuvenation, and can result in youthful, fresher-looking skin.
After a series of IPL treatments, your skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated, and you will experience improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. You will find a significant reduction of brown and red areas of discoloration, small red blood vessels (spider veins) and irregular areas of pigmentation. Pore size is reduced by one third. If you have rosacea or abnormal flushing, you will notice a reduction of your skin’s red discolouration.
FAQ – IPL skin rejuvenation
What is the IPL skin rejuvenation procedure? Following an initial discussion with our IPL practitioner to clearly establish your expectations, we will check your medical history with you to ensure there are no reasons for you not to have the treatment. We will ask you to sign a consent form to confirm that you have understood the potential benefits and risks associated with this treatment.
With your well-being in mind, we will always perform a patch test (an IPL treatment on a very small area of skin) prior to a full treatment, to rule out any sensitivities or adverse effects you may have in response to the treatment. Following this, we can then book a convenient time for you to return for your next and full session, normally with 48 hours.
Does it hurt? You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light are passed over your skin. The sensation is mild and easily tolerated by most people.
What will my skin look like after the procedure? Your skin may look slightly flushed. This mild ‘glow’ will usually disappear after 24 hours. In some rare cases some swelling or superficial bruising or crusting may occur whilst the skin is rejuvenating to reveal a brighter and fresher new you!
Can I have a treatment while my skin is tanned? No. We prefer to treat the skin when it is closest to its natural colour. Any sun exposure should be avoided eight weeks prior to the treatments, and fake tanning should be avoided four weeks prior to treatment.
How many treatments are required? This really depends on your skin condition. Improvement can be seen with every treatment, although a course of five treatments about four weeks apart generally gives the best results.
How long do the results last? The results achieved from a series of treatments can be expected to last for several years or longer. Skin rejuvenation will provide benefits and will significantly reverse many of the visible signs of sun-damaged skin. However, in time and with inevitable environmental exposure, our skin ages as we do. A series of treatments is initially required for best results, followed by occasional single maintenance treatments of around one to two a year.
How do I take care of my skin following the treatments? Most people will not require post treatment care. You should, however, completely avoid sun exposure for up to a week and then use a sunscreen with a minimum spf of 50 on the areas treated, as your skin will be extra sensitive for a few weeks following the treatment.
We provide our clients with Pre and Post IPL skin rejuvenation sheets for a comprehensive guide to the dos and don’ts of the treatment.