IPL works in a similar principal to laser in that light energy is absorbed into certain target cells with color in the skin, The light converts to heat which damages the target cell whilst leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
It is a completely non-invasive, non-abrasive treatment with little if any recovery time: simply walk in and walk out!
For example, to reverse sun damage like age spots and spider veins, IPL emits a very low and ultra-safe wave of light. The light generates heat that is drawn to the darker pigmentation or skin infliction in the targeted lesions. The heat then raises the temperature inside the lesion, thereby damaging it. The body’s natural healing process works to remove the lesion, which then simply scabs and drops off or is absorbed into the body and flushed out through our lymphatic system.
Most areas of the face and body can be successfully treated with IPL
Multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the best and most permanent results. Here is a breakdown of each treatment and the required treatment plan for the best outcome:
Hair Removal: 8-10 sessions Every 4-6 weeks
Pigmentation: 3 sessions Every 2-3 weeks
Vascular Lesions: 3-4 sessions Every 2-3 weeks
Acne: 4-6 sessions Every 1-2 weeks
Rejuvenation: 4-6 sessions Every 2-3 weeks
Prior to commending your treatment a consultation and Q&A with your attending therapist will be performed. This will determine if you are a candidate and don't present any contra-indicators - such as
Skin disease, infections, cold sores
History of skin cancer
History of severe keloid scarring
History of light sensitivity, including connective tissue disorders, lupus and porphyria
Medications that cause sensitivity to light
What it can do for you:
· Reduce blood vessels and facial redness, such as broken capillaries, rosacea
· Eliminate pigment/brown spots, freckles, age and sun spots
· Eliminate and/or fade scaring and acne scarring
· Kill acne and the underlying bacteria
· Refine pitted skin and open pores
· Tighten skin around the face, jaw-line, jowls, chin and neck.
· Permanently reduce body hair