IPL (intense pulsed light) uses light energy to target unwanted pigmentation, redness and capillaries, to restore a more even skin colour. Intense pulsed light is most often utilised to treat sun-damaged skin, which can be prevalent when exposed to the harsh Brisbane sun. Sun damage causes various skin changes that IPL treatment targets, including pigmentation, superficial capillaries and facial redness caused by rosacea.
At Pearl, our doctors, nurses and therapists can discuss your requirements and create a personalised treatment plan accordingly. With over a decade in the industry, our Brisbane clinic offers expert industry advice, efficient pigmentation removal and photorejuvenation treatments.
What is IPL Photorejuvenation?
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. Photorejuvenation literally means light rejuvenation.
Typically, photorejuvenation refers to a series of treatments designed to refresh skin colour and tone.
How does IPL Photo-Rejuvenation 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 unwanted 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.
How many IPL treatments do I need?
The average number of treatments is 3; however, sometimes more is required.
Our therapist will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.
Visit Us at Pearl in Chermside
We are conveniently located in Chermside and offer an obligation free consultation with our team to discuss which treatments will help with your concerns. We assess your suitability for the treatment and give you information on what is involved before, during and after treatment.
Call us on 3350 5447 for a free consultation or email Us With Any Queries.
IPL for Rosacea
We offer IPL for rosacea as well as naturopathy and gut healing protocols. IPL photorejuvenation is very effective for helping settle facial redness caused by rosacea. Though it does not work for all clients, most people benefit from a series of intermittent intense pulsed light treatments.
IPL for Pigmentation
IPL can be used for many types of pigmentation, but not all. With the advanced settings of the Sciton BBL up to skin type, 4 can be treated. However, conditions such as Post-inflammatory pigmentation and melasma should not be treated with IPL.
IPL for Capillaries
The Sciton BBL is an effective treatment for many types of broken capillaries and nose veins and capillaries on the decolletage and poikiloderma on the neck. IPL for capillaries treatment varies depending on the size of the vessel and where on your body it occurs. It is best to come in for a free assessment at the outset to determine if this is a suitable approach to reduce unwanted vessels.
IPL for Acne
Intense pulsed light can be used to treat acne. And BBL has a specific acne treatment setting.
IPL for Hair Removal
The intense pulsed light was used extensively. However, it has now been replaced with laser hair removal. As laser technology advanced, and lasers like the Alexandrite became faster and more efficient at reducing body hair.