What is IPL?
IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”. IPL is used for various skin treatments which include:
- Hair removal.
- Skin rejuvanation.
- Hyper pigmentation (uneven skin tone).
- Vascular lesions (Port wine stains, thread veins, broken facial veins).
IPL is a flashlamp therapy whereby high intensity pules of light is used to improve the above mentioned conditions.
IPL is a non abrasive resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of the skin without affecting the top layers of skin.
Benefits & advantages of IPL
- No down time after procedure.
- IPL is suited to almost all skin types.
- Works well for people with darker skin & hair colour.
- The risk of damaging the skin is far less than most laser techniques.
- The treatment/procedure is tailored to suit your needs giving you a personalised treatment.
- The IPL can cover large areas of the skin, quickly.
What to expect when doing IPL
- A cool gel will be applied to the area being treated . The IPL hand-piece is then gently applied to the skin and pulses of light will flash.
- You may feel a slight sting, similar to the snapping of a small rubber band.
- Your eyes will be protected by using special glasses or eye pads.
- After the procedure, the area treated may feel slightly warm and appear red (flushed).
- Each patient is different with regards to treatment and will be advised as to how many treatments are needed.