What is IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION?
IPL is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of the skin, treat specific skin concerns . It targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis).
It is a perfect choice for treating all forms of sun damage, reddened faces, ageing skin concerns. Treatments can be given on almost any area of the body.
How does IPL work?
The light energy introduced during photo-rejuvenation treatment accelerates natural renewal of skin cells and visibly reduces redness and dark patches. IPL works on the same principles as lasers. Light energy is able to target specific types of tissue in the skin using varying colour wavelengths. These are converted to heat energy which causes a very controlled response exactly where it is required. Penetration and effectiveness is further enhanced with our Ellipse system of filters enabling very specific targeting with minimum energy giving superior results with less pain and downtime.
• Reduces wrinkles/ fine lines
• Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
• Firms and tones skin, harmonises the complexion
• Assists with broken capillaries
• Assists pigmentation and uneven skin
• Sun Spots
• Refines pores
*(Results may vary person to person)
It depends on your treatment area and desired results. We recommend between 1 and 5 sessions to see long-term improvement for most clients.
Before your IPL procedure, your skin care specialist will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.
Your skin care specialist may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior your procedure.
•There is no downtime to IPL and you can resume normal activities immediately. However you should avoid the following for 24 hours:
-Consumption of alcohol
-Scrubbing, rubbing, shaving or waxing the treatment area.
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
-Direct exposure to sun or uv light
-Extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures
-Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching. If you experience crusting on the treatment area you can apply a rescue balm or ice pack to aid with healing.
-We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
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