It’s that time of year again… Are you looking in the mirror only to be confronted by signs of sun damage? Dark spots, red veins and other pigmentation changes are just the start of the aging process caused by too much sun. But there is good news! As you start to hibernate in the cooler months IPL skin rejuvenation can be best used to treat this sun damage safely and effectively.
Before commencing IPL you will have an initial consultation with Lacey, our Registered Nurse to determine if it’s the most suitable treatment for you. If it is, we’ll discuss the timing for your first session, because IPL shouldn’t be carried out for two weeks after sun exposure, and indeed, you will need to use sunblock as part of the preparation.
If you’ve not experienced this skin rejuvenation treatment before it’s effectiveness comes into play as intense pulsed light is selectively filtered to different wavelength bands to work on different lesions within your skin. The light is only absorbed into dark structures, melanin (the pigment or dark spots), and haemoglobin found in the capillaries (redness and veins). These structures are heated and cauterised. After 3 – 5 sessions you’ll see a gradual and continual improvement of your skin tone, with a more even colour throughout.
If your skin has significant sun damage you will need ongoing ‘top up’ treatments, perhaps each winter, because we haven’t cured you of your sun damage. After treatment you should continue with a healthy regard for the sun, as sun exposure can increase the risk of side effects or pigment coming back. You should also talk to Lacey about medical grade home skincare. Vitamins A and C will help to protect your skin against further UV damage, lessening the chance of oxidising the skin and creating freckles and age spots.
To help you come to terms with sun damage remorse we’ve put together some winter special packages:
IPL – Nose and Cheeks: This is very popular treatment for both men and women targeting red veins. Normally $250 per treatment. Winter special – 3 for $600.*
Full Face IPL: To treat pigmentation changes. Normally $350 per treatment. Winter special – 3 for $900.*
*Appointments must be booked and paid for at time of initial consultation.