IPL - Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
A Fresh Start for your Skin
Everybody loves the sunshine! Limited exposure is good for the soul and the immediate effects it has on the skin such as a tan and healthy glow are much desired. However, in the long term, sun exposure decreases the production of collagen, which in turn causes damage to the skin making it feel wrinkled and coarse and looking red and tired. Skin rejuvenation treatments will improve skin tone, texture, refine and refresh the skin by increasing the production of collagen in the skin.
IPL targeted heat stimulates the healing response, promoting collagen, assists in pigmentation & broken capillaries. IPL is attracted to melanin and haemoglobin causing pigment to shatter & dissipate, safely treating vascular, acne & pigmentation.
What skin Concerns can IPL Help?
How many IPL treatments and how often?
For clients to get the best IPL results, it is generally recommended that patients receive, on average, 4 – 6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart.
Why do most patients need more than one IPL session?
Every IPL treatment builds upon the previous one, allowing the skin to react gradually. At each session, the IPL machine is adjusted to reach different depths of the skin and deliver the right treatment to the targeted area.
Why are IPL treatments done four weeks apart?
“Cell turnover” is a term used to describe the body replacing dead skin cells with new ones. On average, the body turns over new skin cells about every 30 – 40 days. Scheduling IPL sessions every four weeks allows the body to recover and return to normal before the next treatment.
How does an IPL photofacial work?
An intense pulsed light rejuvenation facial is a versatile treatment that is safe for all skin types. When the skin is heated, the body gets rid of the unwanted skin cells that have been treated. IPL technology uses light energy to penetrate below the second layer of the skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis). IPL sessions work deep within the layers of the skin to target various complexion issues on areas including the face, neck, hands, and chest. The IPL energy also stimulates collagen production, which may help shrink enlarged pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines, enhancing the skin’s overall health and appearance.
Who is a candidate for IPL treatments?
SuperLUX IPL technology delivers intense wavelengths of light that heat the skin being targeted to boost collagen and start the regeneration process. The ideal candidates for IPL treatments may have a single issue or a combination of concerns about their complexion. Intense pulsed light treatments can help minimize or eliminate:
- Sun damage
- Hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
- Age spots
- Broken capillaries or blood vessels
- Rough skin texture
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
What happens during my IPL treatment?
IPL sessions generally take about 30 min depending on the size and number of target areas. All IPL treatments are performed in a private treatment room. Clients may feel some slight discomfort during the IPL session, but this is only during the short duration of the treatment. There is no downtime needed afterwards, so patients can resume their normal routine when their treatment has been completed. Slight swelling or redness will occur but only be visible for a few hours. A cold compress and over-the-counter pain medication can help minimize any discomfort.