Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

IPL Treatment Adelaide

IPL Therapy

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?

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.

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.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Adelaide

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The sensation experienced during an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment can vary from person to person, but many individuals describe it as feeling like a mild rubber band snap or a warm, tingling sensation on the skin. Some areas of the face or body might be more sensitive than others, and the perception of discomfort can depend on factors such as your pain tolerance, the settings used during the treatment, and the specific area being treated.

However, most people find IPL treatments to be quite tolerable and manageable, and the discomfort is usually brief. If you're concerned about pain or discomfort, discussing your concerns with your medical professional before the treatment can help you know what to expect and explore options for making the experience more comfortable.

Keep in mind that any discomfort experienced during the treatment is temporary and generally subsides soon after the procedure is complete.

The number of IPL treatments required varies based on factors such as the specific skin concern, skin type, severity of the issue, and individual response. Generally, a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results. Conditions like mild sun damage or hyperpigmentation might need 2–6 treatments; rosacea and redness can require 3–6 treatments; vascular lesions might benefit from 2–4 treatments; and texture improvement, including acne scars and fine lines could necessitate 3–5 treatments. Sessions are usually spaced several weeks apart, and maintenance treatments every 6 to 12 months might be advised to sustain results. Consulting with a qualified professional is essential for a personalised treatment plan.

IPL treatments, utilising broad-spectrum light, can effectively address a variety of skin concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, facial redness, vascular lesions, mild acne scars, acne, uneven skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Individual results may vary, and consulting with a qualified medical professional is crucial to determining the suitability of IPL for specific skin conditions and to develop a personalised treatment plan. Multiple sessions are often needed for optimal results, and diligent sun protection and post-treatment care are vital for achieving safe and effective outcomes.