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Frequently Asked Questions

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL photo rejuvenation is a popular, non-invasive treatment used to significantly improve many skin conditions under the right conditions. It uses specific wavelengths of light to simultaneously target pigmented and vascular lesions in the skin (brown and red pigments), while stimulating the production of collagen.

LED Phototherapy benefits:

  • Accelerates and enhances post-laser and post-surgery wound healing
  • Reduces post laser treatment sequela (pain, bruising, redness and swelling)
  • Reduces fine wrinkles and improves photoaged skin
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Improves post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin darkening)
  • Improves dermatitis/eczema and psoriasis
What Is Intense Pulsed Light or IPL Photo Rejuvenation?

IPL photo rejuvenation is a popular, non-invasive treatment used to significantly improve many skin conditions under the right conditions. It uses specific wavelengths of light to simultaneously target pigmented and vascular lesions in the skin (brown and red pigments), while stimulating the production of collagen.

What Can It Treat?
  • Flat, benign pigmented lesions (freckles, sunspots, age spots and general pigmentation.)
  • Facial vascular lesions, and telangiectasia (spider veins, broken capillaries and red spots.)
  • Diffuse redness, rosacea, red scarring and stretch marks.
  • Campbell de Morgans spots or cherry angiomas (red spots of varying size.)
  • Poikiloderma (redness, pigmentation and a spotty look to the neck and/or décolletage.)
  • Uneven and blotchy skin.
  • Skin firmness and pore size.
  • Sun damage.
  • Acne breakouts.
What Are The Benefits?
  • Younger looking skin with more even colouring.
  • Reduction or removal of freckles and pigmented lesions.
  • Reduces redness and visible blood vessels.
  • Removes red spots such as cherry angiomas and Campbell de Morgans spots.
  • Increased firmness.
  • Reduces oily skin and breakouts.
  • Reduces pore size.
  • Improves Rosacea symptoms
Contraindications (Reasons why IPL may not be suitable for you)
  • Recent sunburn
  • Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Application of fake tan prior to treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • History of seizures
  • Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
  • Active infections
  • Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
  • Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)
  • Very dark skin
  • Photo sensitising medications are best avoided
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
  • Treatment of benign pigmented lesions generally requires 1-3 treatments performed approximately every 7-28 days or once all the darkened cells have sloughed off.
  • A 70-90% reduction of pigmentation can be expected. Recommended skin care and strict sun protection help to maintain results for much longer. Visible improvements are seen with each treatment.
  • Vascular lesions or diffuse redness generally require 3-4 treatments at weekly intervals to achieve the best results. This is so we can progressively destroy the vessels without damaging the surrounding skin.
  • Best results are seen 3 weeks after the last treatment.

IPL Photo rejuvenation treatments will also stimulate the production of collagen and many patients find that their skin feels firmer, smoother and looks clearer after a course of treatments.

How Do I Prepare My Skin?
  • Discontinue sun exposure 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Do not use fake tan 1-2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Use your recommended active skin care and an SPF 30 daily.
  • If you have dark hair in the treatment area, please shave the area before your IPL session.

If you have a history of herpes close to the area being treated, it is recommended that you take antiviral medication before the treatment (This will be available from the chemist).