IPL (intense pulsed light) uses light energy to target unwanted pigmentation, redness and capillaries, to restore a more even skin colour. Intense pulsed light is most often utilised in the treatment of sun damaged skin, which can be prevalent when exposed to the harsh Brisbane sun. Sun damage causes a variety of changes in the skin which IPL treatment targets, including pigmentation, superficial capillaries and facial redness caused by rosacea.
At Skin Revision, our leading doctors, nurses and therapists can discuss your requirements and create a personalised treatment plan accordingly. With over a decade in the industry, our Brisbane clinic offers expert industry advice, efficient pigmentation removal and photorejuvenation treatments.
What is IPL Photorejuvenation?
IPL is a light-based treatment for pigmentation, redness and sun damaged skin. It is similar to laser treatment but works across a spectrum of light frequencies which allows it to target more than one condition at a time. Photorejuvenation literally means light rejuvenation.
Typically, photorejuvenation refers to a series of treatments designed to refresh skin colour and tone.
How does IPL Photorejuvenation work?
IPL works by delivering pulses of light to the areas of unwanted skin colouration. The light is selectively taken up into the areas of colour and works on the brown from pigmentation, and the red from unwanted capillaries. Once the light energy is absorbed; it turns to heat energy and breaks down these elements, returning the skin back to a more even tone.
The treatment heats dermal layers, it has the bonus of stimulating new collagen production in the skin. It is because of this the term ‘photo facial’ is sometimes applied to intense pulsed light treatments.
What Areas Can Be Treated With IPL?
Intense pulsed light is most commonly used on the face. However, any area of the body with freckles, pigmentation or surface capillaries can be treated. Neck and décolletage are common areas included in treatment, but also shoulders, back, arms and even legs.
What happens after IPL treatment?
- In the 24 hours after treatment, you will notice changes to your skin.
- At first, there may be an appearance of mild redness and pigmentation spots may go darker initially.
- Capillaries may appear faded, or can also have a darkened appearance.
- Over the next 14- 28 days you will notice the fading of your unwanted areas.
How many IPL treatments do I need?
The average number of treatments is 3, however, sometimes more is required.
Our therapist will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.
Come Visit Us at SkinRevision Chermside
We are conveniently located in Chermside and offer an obligation free consultation with our team for you to discuss which treatments will help with your concerns. We assess your suitability for the treatment as well as give you information on what is involved before, during and after treatment.
Call us on 3350 5447 for a free consultation or email Us With Any Queries.
IPL for Rosacea
IPL photorejuvenation is very effective for helping settle facial redness caused by rosacea. Though it does not work for all clients, the vast majority of people benefit from a series or intermittent intense pulsed light treatments.
IPL for Acne
Intense pulsed light can be used to treat acne. However, there is a range of other light treatments that are more effective, e.g., PDT or photodynamic therapy.
IPL for Hair Removal
The intense pulsed light was used extensively. However, it has now been replaced with laser hair removal. As laser technology advanced, and lasers like the Alexandrite became faster and more efficient at reducing body hair.