IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments have been developed to help get rid of redness and reduce discolouration and pigmentation on the skin. The result is a long-lasting, brighter, rejuvenated skin which feels and looks great.
What’s Involved with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light as the treatment uses a laser to ‘pulse’ through the skin’s surface, targeting a specific area in the underlying tissue. When it comes to treating pigmentation the laser causes the pigment to break down into smaller particles, before coming up to the surface of the skin and then flaking away as part of the body’s natural healing process
For treating skin conditions like rosacea and other types of redness, the light energy directly targets the blood vessels underneath the outer layer of skin. This again triggers the body’s natural healing response, which breaks down the damaged tissue and forms new cells, resulting in clearer, more refreshed looking skin.
Importantly, as IPL treatments are carried out using laser, they are non-invasive. You may feel a slight tingling sensation during the treatment, but you will be able to carry on your normal daily routine straight afterwards. Your skin may show some signs of redness after the session, but this will fade over the days following the treatment.
Which Skin Disorders Does IPL Work On?
IPL is attracted only to red and brown pigment and the conditions they are used on include:
- Common brown or red blemishes
- Age spots
- Vascular redness
- Broken blood vessels
- Hormonal Pigmentation
- Acne scarring
- Active Acne
The most common area for IPL treatment is on the face, but it can also be used for discoloration on the neck, chest, and hands.
How Long Does IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Last?
Though IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments are long-lasting, they may not be completely permanent, with rosacea and other skin blemishes flaring up over a period of time. To minimise this eventuality, it’s important to look after your skin, to protect it from blemishes and sun damage.
For most conditions, two to three sessions are needed at about four-week intervals. Each treatment length depends on the size of area being treated.
Does IPL Treatment Hurt?
This depends on your pain threshold. Some people describe it as mild discomfort or as if tiny rubber bands were flicking the skin. You can easily apply a numbing cream before treatment. After a treatment, there is often mild scabbing in some of the treated areas. Many patients say it feels a bit like a sunburn afterward.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatments at the Cosmetik Clinic
If you’re interested in our IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment for redness or other skin treatments, come in and talk to our friendly team. We will ensure you are looked after throughout the treatment.
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