Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light is a technology where light is converted into heat energy. The process, called photorejuvenation, allows the light waves to target colour particles such as haemoglobin in broken capillaries and melanin in sun spots and freckles. IPL improves the appearance of sun damaged skin by removing age/sun spots, and redness caused by broken vessels.

IPL can be used on any isolated body areas such as the full face, the hands or décolletage. The heat triggers an anti-inflammatory response in the tissues stimulating a collagen and elastin production, resulting in the skin not only appearing more even in tone but also firmer and smoother in texture.

How Does IPL services Work?
A broad spectrum of light is emitted into the skin through a handpiece. The light penetrates the tissues without injuring the skin’s surface, and is absorbed by the pigment in the spots and the blood when treating vascular lesions. Pigmented areas slowly come to the skin’s surface and shed, whereas vascular lesions are dissipated into the lymphatic system for excretion.

Is IPL Painful?
Low to moderate discomfort is associated with the treatment. This will be directly associated with the physical amount of pigment or blood vessels to be treated. The sensation can be likened to a quick sharp flick but is definitely well tolerated by the majority patients. The practitioner is able to alter the energy accordingly to the patient’s sensation.