A cosmetic treatment that uses gentle pulses of intense optimised light to treat undesirable pigment and facial capillaries/redness that can occur as a result of ageing and lifestyle choices.
What Can I Expect?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) refers to a cosmetic skin treatment that uses high-intensity light to address imperfections of the skin. Each treatment can promote and increase collagen formation. You will see an overall improvement in skin quality and texture after each session.
These pulses of light can be applied to target superficial vascular conditions such as spider veins, port wine stains & redness, as well as pigmentation & freckles.
Most clients see some improvement after the first treatment. However, for optimal results, 3-5 treatments are usually recommended at 4-6 weeks apart. To maintain results, clients are advised to use an SPF 50 sunblock and avoid direct sun exposure during the treatment period.
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Nose and cheeks$150 Individual / $350 Packages
1/2 Face$175 Individual / $420 Packages
Full Face$250 Individual / $600 Packages
Neck$120 Individual / $285 Packages
Decolletage (Chest)$250 Individual / $600 Packages
Face, Neck, Decolletage$520 Individual / $1250 Packages
Hands$150 Individual / $360 Packages
Shoulders$250 Individual / $600 Packages
Lower Arm$300 Individual / $720 Packages
Full Arm$360 Individual / $915 Packages
Upper Back$500 Individual / $1200 Packages
Benefits of IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL skin rejuvenation offers several advantages over more invasive cosmetic skin therapies and laser treatments, including:
Fast and Convenient
The intense pulsed light treatment typically requires 30 minutes to perform in clinic. You can easily fit an IPL skin rejuvenation treatment into your schedule without disrupting your personal life and work commitments.
IPL skin rejuvenation can target the dermis’ deeper layers without causing any painful side effects or tell-tale signs of treatment. You can have the procedure performed during your lunch break, immediately apply makeup, and return to work in the afternoon.
One of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments, IPL skin rejuvenation is effective for a wide range of skin concerns. It can eliminate sun spots, discolouration, rosacea, and other imperfections.
IPL skin rejuvenation penetrates to the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating collagen production to improve the appearance of visible signs of ageing and sun damage. You can address specific tell-tale signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, and give your entire complexion a rejuvenation.
What Can IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treat?
IPL therapy can be used to restore a youthful glow to dull skin and effectively treat a range of skin concerns, including:
- Age spots
- Sun-damaged skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Broken capillaries (blood vessels)
The non-invasive treatment requires no downtime, and results can be achieved in as little as three sessions.
Is IPL an Effective Treatment for Acne?
Some types of acne can be effectively treated using intense pulsed light skin rejuvenation. Acne is typically caused by bacteria and excessive oil production, blocking hair follicles and pores.
IPL treatments target the sebaceous glands to control oil production, destroy acne-causing bacteria, and stimulate collagen production to improve skin condition and reduce breakouts.
Which Areas Can Be Treated With IPL?
IPL skin rejuvenation is most commonly used to address skin conditions and signs of ageing on the face, but the light-based cosmetic treatment can be used on other areas of the body.
We can also use IPL skin rejuvenation to treat uneven skin tone, capillaries, and other skin concerns on the neck, décolletage, arms, back, and hands.
How Will I Look Immediately After IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
Most clients have an immediate healthy glow after an IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, similar to how you look after a gym workout.
An effective treatment can include redness and mild swelling for up to 72 hours post-procedure.
In the 10 days following treatment, the pigmented areas of the skin will become darker. This is entirely normal as the body breaks down the melanin that is released by the IPL therapy.
Your body then naturally takes care of the melanin by raising them to the skin’s surface as small scabs that can be sloughed away or carried off by the lymphatic system.
After 2 weeks, the results will become more apparent, and you will notice a visible reduction in discolouration, improved skin tone, and younger-looking skin.
How Often Should You Have IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
The number of treatments required depends on the skin concerns you want to improve. For most clients, a series of 3-5 treatments will be needed to achieve the desired results.
If the treated area is large or has extensive pigmentation, you may require up to 6 sessions to reach your treatment goals.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The longevity of results for IPL skin rejuvenation treatments can vary. For some clients, results are long-lasting, and it can be up to a year before a maintenance treatment is required.
Your clinician will recommend a skin care maintenance plan at your free treatment review. Most clients return to the clinic every 6 months for a follow-up session.
What’s the Difference Between IPL and Laser Resurfacing?
IPL skin rejuvenation and laser resurfacing do have some similarities, but there are also many differences in how the treatment works and the skin concerns they can help to improve.
Laser resurfacing uses a single wavelength of light targeted to specific areas of your skin, while intense pulsed light (IPL) technology utilises a range of different wavelengths of light energy. Whereas a laser is a focused beam of light, IPL is scattered across a wider area.
Generally, IPL skin rejuvenation is much gentler on the skin, penetrating the dermis’ deeper layers without causing painful damage to the top layers of skin.
Laser resurfacing treatments can be more effective at treating stubborn scarring and deep wrinkles, but there is also a longer recovery time.
Is IPL Painful?
Everybody’s pain tolerance is different, but most clients describe the IPL treatment as a tingling sensation, rather than discomfort or pain. After the treatment, you may experience redness that feels similar to sunburn.
This will last for up to 24 hours and can be treated using a cold gel or ice pack if necessary.
Is There Any Downtime?
No. There is no downtime associated with IPL skin rejuvenation. Unlike more invasive cosmetic treatments, IPL does not damage the upper dermis or result in any blistering or peeling.
You may experience a sensation similar to a mild sunburn for a few hours post-treatment, but most clients can immediately return to their regular daily routine. Many people drop into the clinic for treatment during their lunch break and return to work without their colleagues noticing any signs of treatment.
Possible Risks and Complications
The potential risks and side effects of IPL skin rejuvenation treatments are minimal. Common side effects can include redness and mild swelling for up to 72 hours post-procedure.
You may also notice the pigmented area becoming darker in the week following IPL treatment. This is due to the body breaking down the melanin that has been released during the IPL therapy.
If a trained clinician does not perform the treatment, rare side effects can include burns and skin scarring. All of our IPL clinicians at b clinic are medically trained professionals with extensive experience in cosmetic laser treatments.