IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Pulsed light treatments are treatments to the skin using pulses of visible light that effectively improve facial redness and flushing as well as the visible signs of sun damage, pigmentation and aging. It is a non-invasive method to rejuvenate and improve skin with minimal / no downtime.

A non-laser medical device: ICON Intense Pulsed Light is used to deliver a series of gentle pulses of light to the skin. Individualised settings are selected for each treatment to maximize improvement.

A series of treatments are performed at one to three week intervals, for facial redness, to treat pigmentation we recommend one to three sessions at three week intervals. Each treatment takes up to half an hour.

The benefits of pulsed light treatments are consistent, visible improvement in the skin with not downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk.

With pulsed light treatments for the first time the embarrassing redness and flushing of Rosacea can be dramatically reduced and sun damaged, aging skin can be noticeable improved.

Are you a Candidate

The best candidates for pulsed light treatments are:

  • People who suffer from Rosacea and experience flushing and redness of their skin
  • People with early aging changes and sun damage and pigmentation
  • Acne patients
  • People who don’t want to take the time off to heal from laser resurfacing or chemical peels
  • Active people who want to improve their skin but do not want to interfere with social or outdoor activities

What are the indications for pulsed light treatments

Pulsed light treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following:

  • Reduced redness and flushing
  • Treating sun damage (photo-aging)
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removing freckles and irregular pigmentation
  • Promotes smooth skin and reduces pores sizes
  • Evens out skin tone

Rosacea pulsed light treatments reduce the overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and improve the breakouts of this common facial condition.

What areas can be treated

Pulsed light treatments can be used on any part of the skin.

They are especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck and chest.

What results can I expect

You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size and fading of sun spots.

Many people with Rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.

What are treatments like

Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. A mild amount of discomfort can be expected. An anaesthetic cream can be used 30 to 60 minutes before treatment, which can reduce the level of discomfort with treatments.

Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear darker. The side effects of heat or redness usually settle within a few hours. The darker spots usually take up to 14 days to disappear.

How soon will I see results

After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment. Five treatments are performed for optimal results. The darker spots usually take up to 14 days to disappear.

What are the advantages of pulsed light treatments over chemical peels and microdermabrasion?

Chemical peels; laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion are ineffective in reducing redness and flushing or dilated capillaries. Prior to pulsed light treatment, there was no effective treatment for flushing or facial and neck redness.

With pulsed light treatments there is less discomfort and no downtime or disruptions to normal activities. The end result of pulsed light treatments is smoother, healthier and younger-appearing skin. Pulsed light treatments can be beneficial after laser resurfacing or facelift surgery to improve results.

Pulsed light treatments can also be used in conjunction with chemical peeling or microdermabrasion to enhance the results of these procedures.

What do I need to do before I commence IPL

Minimise exposure to the sun, by covering up and wearing a hat. Wear SPF 30 sunscreen at all times.

Wait until four weeks after any chemical peels before starting treatment. Wait for four week after taking any medication that can make you light sensitive.

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