Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo Rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment used to significantly improve many skin conditions. It uses specific wavelengths of light to simultaneously target pigmented and vascular lesions in the skin, while stimulating the production of collagen.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation can treat a wide range of skin concerns such as:
- Broken capillaries on face, neck and chest
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Sign of ageing, including fine lines
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Acne and acne scarring
After a series of treatments you will see a significant improvement in skin tone and texture.
Our therapists have completed accredited training and are IPL Laser Safety Officers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many sessions of IPL will I need and how often?
Depending on the number of skin conditions you are treating and the severity of the your concern, a series of 4-6 treatment sessions at 2-4 week intervals may be recommended.You can return to work the same day.
Q. What do I need to do prior to IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment?
- Do not use fake tan for 10-14 days prior
- Avoid sun exposure 4 weeks
- Use an SPF 30+ daily
- If you have a history of herpes close to the area being treated, it is recommended that you take antiviral medication before the treatment (this will be available from the chemist)
- It is recommended that a test patch be performed within 3 days of your treatment. In some cases for small areas, treatment may be done on the day.
Q. What do I need to do post IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment?
- Use a gentle, cleanser and moisturiser
- Avoid the use of active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids, perfumes and alcohols. Supportive post treatment, as well as maintenance skin care products are available at the clinic, and can be purchased on the day of your treatment if you don’t have appropriate products.
- Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun so keep sun exposure to a minimum. You must wear SPF 30+ sunscreen and a hat daily. This should be a daily routine for you anyway
- Do not exfoliate the skin for 1 week after the treatment
- Avoid getting your skin hot for at least 24 hours. No hot showers, saunas, steam or strenuous exercise
Continue your usual skin care routine once the skin is no longer sensitive.
Q. Is IPL Photo Rejuvenation suitable for me?
There are contraindications that may mean IPL is not suitable for you, these are listed below:
- Recent sunburn, unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
- History of seizures
- Accutane use in the last 6 months
- Herpes within the area to be treated
- Very dark skin, Fitzpatrick type V AND VI cannot be treated
- Photo sensitizing medications
Q. How much does IPL Photo Rejuvenation cost?
IPL test spots are charged a $40 fee which is reimbursed on your first treatment.
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