IPL skin rejuvenation utilises Intense Pulsed Light for the treatment of pigmented spots, freckles, and sun damage; small veins and capillaries; Rosacea; hyperpigmentation from acne scarring. We offer this treatment at our Nelson clinic.
The IPL machine releases an extremely strong light. We selectively filter this to different wavelength bands to work on different lesions within the skin. Photorejuvenation is achieved by reducing brown pigmented marks caused by excess sun exposure and reduce redness, fine lines and enlarged pores leaving skin looking younger on the face, neck, décolletage and hands and forearms.
The strength and intensity of light on skin cells also helps improve circulation, tightens skin and minimises slight wrinkles and pores. The lightening of the skin is achieved by selective photothermolysis to eliminate freckles, senile plaques and block superficial telengectasiae (veins). Most people do not require anaesthesia for IPL, as an excellent cooling system in the treatment head makes the procedure virtually painless, likened to flicking a rubber band on your skin. Because it works on lower layers of the skin, IPL skin rejuvenation leaves the top surface unscathed so you can immediately apply makeup and return to your daily activities.
FAQs about IPL Skin Rejuvenation:
What can I expect after IPL Skin Rejuvenation ?
Your age spots and pigmentation will darken. After around 7-10 days these darkened spots will flake off leaving a clearer, more youthful appearance.
How long will the treatment last?
You will often see significant change after just one treatment. Over the course of 3-5 treatment sessions, most people see a gradual and continual improvement of their skin tone. The total number of required sessions varies depending on the condition of your skin. During your initial consultation, Registered Nurse Brittany Fenwick will recommend a schedule for maximum results.
Does the treatment hurt?
Individual experience varies. Some people describe the sensation as uncomfortable and like the flicking of a rubber band.
Is it safe?
IPL skin rejuvenation treatment is generally safe and effective for most skin types and colours, except for very dark skin.
How long does the procedure take?
Generally, after your consultation, each procedure takes around 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
How quickly does it work?
Most people see a visible difference over the course of their treatments. During your initial consultation, Registered Nurse Brittany Fenwick will recommend a treatment schedule for maximum results.
I’ve heard you can burn the skin, will that happen?
Registered Nurse Brittany Fenwick, will often do a test patch prior to any treatment to determine the best settings for your skin and reduce the risk of any side effects. Expect to have a patch test at your initial consultation, and return to our Nelson clinic for treatment a week or so later. Winter is a great time to have IPL treatments, and you should have a healthy regard for the sun prior to and after treatment, as sun exposure can increase the risk of side effects or pigment coming back. You should wear your recommended sun protection every day of the year.