What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL is a light-based treatment for pigmentation, redness and sun-damaged skin. It is similar to laser treatment but works across a spectrum of light frequencies, which allows it to target more than one condition at a time.
How does IPL Photo-Facial work?
IPL works by delivering pulses of light to the areas of unwanted skin colouration. The light is selectively taken up into the areas of colour and works on the brown from pigmentation and the red from broken capillaries. Once the light energy is absorbed, it turns to heat energy and breaks down these elements, returning the skin to a more even tone.
The treatment heats dermal layers, and it has the bonus of stimulating new collagen production in the skin. Because of this, the term ‘photo facial’ is sometimes applied to intense pulsed light treatments.
What Can Be Treated With IPL?
Intense pulsed light is most commonly used on the face. However, any area of the body with freckles, pigmentation or surface capillaries can be treated. Neck and décolletage are common areas in treatment and shoulders, back, arms, and even legs.
What happens after IPL treatment?
- In the 24 hours after treatment, you will notice changes to your skin.
- At first, there may be an appearance of mild redness, and pigmentation spots may go darker initially.
- Capillaries may appear faded or can also have a darkened appearance.
- Over the next 14- 28 days, you will notice the fading of your unwanted areas.
The average number of treatments is 3; however, sometimes more is required.
Our therapist will discuss this with you at your initial free consultation. Call us on 07 3350 5447 or book online for a free assessment.