IPL rejuvenation uses today’s latest light technology to treat various skin conditions. Therefore, you can smooth out uneven skin and rejuvenate your features by using this non-invasive treatment plan. Down time is minimal as you may experience a bit of a mild sunburn-like feeling that can be treated with ice packs if necessary.
How IPL Skin Therapy Is Used
You can use IPL (intense pulsed light) photo rejuvenation in Perth to do the following:
- Treat pigmented lesions such as age spots, sunspots, freckles or general pigmentation
- Treat facial vascular lesions including superficial capillaries or spider veins
- Reduce the look of rosacea (the vascular component) or redness or flushing
- Reduce the look of poikiloderma of civatte, appearing at the décolletage or on the neck
- Smooth out a mottled or uneven complexion
- Repair sun-damaged skin
- Rejuvenate the skin
You should not have the light therapy done if you have a sunburn or do not regularly use adequate sun protection, such as a cream with a sun protection factor or SPF of at least 15. You should also avoid IPL therapy if you have recently had a fake tan applied or have recently used Roaccutane. Pregnant women should not undergo IPL therapy as well as anyone who uses creams or medications that increase light sensitivity. In addition, raised lesions cannot be treated using IPL.
Where IPL Is Applied
You can choose to have this therapy performed on several areas of the body. It will cost the most to have IPL treatments scheduled for the face, neck, and décolletage. You can also have IPL performed separately on the face, neck, and décolletage. Some people schedule IPL to get rid of age spots on the hands. The photo rejuvenation treatment can also be performed on the hands and lower arms or the hands and the full arms.
When an IPL device is used, wavelengths of light are directed and absorbed into the dark and pigmented areas of the skin, called the melanin. The same light is also captured in the haemoglobin, which is the substance that gives the blood a red colour.
When scheduling IPL treatments, you will need to schedule two to three treatments, two to four times per week. This will reap you with the best results. If the therapy is directed to vascular conditions, a total of three to ten treatments may be required. These treatments should be spaced one to two weeks apart. Some capillaries may not respond to IPL. If you experience this issue, you may want to consider another therapy called diathermy.
Besides rejuvenating the skin and treating skin conditions, IPL may also be used to remove excess or unwanted hair. This light from the IPL device heats the bulb and hair follicle so the follicle cannot produce new hair. Depending on the natural colour of your skin and hair, the treatments can vary between four and ten sessions.