IPL is used to lighten, fade or remove photo-damaged skin in a non-ablative manner.
An IPL treatment, a procedure commonly known as photorejuvenation, uses the power of broadband light to minimise the appearance of freckles, irregular pigmentation, large pores, vascular blemishes, sun spots, acne scars, rosacea, and more.
What is IPL Therapy?
This quick treatment rejuvenates and revitalises the skin, creating a more youthful appearance.
IPL treatments generally take about 20 – 30 minutes, convenient for patients living a busy lifestyle or on a short schedule. After the patient’s face is cleaned and dried by one of our nurses, patients will be given protective eye shields to wear during the procedure. A handheld device will be passed over the areas of concern, delivering pulses of intense light to penetrate the layers of the skin. Most patients describe experiencing a fast, pinching sensation during treatment, with minimal to no discomfort. There is no need for injections or incisions, giving patients the bonus of no downtime for recovery required.
What can I expect after IPL Therapy?
Immediately after your IPL treatment, the treated areas will be slightly pink or red and swollen. These effects will begin to dissipate after 24 hours. You may notice discolouration and sunspots turning somewhat darker or more noticeable, and other blemishes may begin to surface. This is a good sign that the treatment is working. These spots will eventually flake off as the skin begins to heal from the inside out.
Is IPL Therapy safe?
Whilst some at-home IPL laser devices have been proven unsafe or harmful to the skin, our clinic’s handheld laser device uses safe wavelengths and strengths of radiation to ensure no harm is done to the skin or underlying layers. A board-certified skin doctor or experienced nurse, such as the doctors at Cranford House Plastic Surgery, should perform this treatment on patients. This ensures accuracy of targeting the right areas, gives the patient peace of mind knowing they are in safe hands, as well as a safe environment with sterilised instruments, before use.
You should consult with your doctor before considering this treatment if you have an existing skin condition or are on regular medication. This treatment is not suitable for women who are pregnant.
IPL Treatment Schedule
We recommend re-treatment every 3-4 weeks for the first few rounds of treatments. Once this becomes regular and the results are maintained, we advise you come in for annual touch-up treatments.
Multiple sessions are required for optimal results for new patients; treatments are usually delivered in a series of three for optimal results. Touch-up treatments are usually extremely beneficial for people with sun-damaged skin.
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If you are interested in finding out more information related to IPL Therapy or would like to book in for a consultation for IPL Therapy, then please contact our staff today.