IPL photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment for the face, neck, chest and hands which can treat a wide range of facial imperfections simultaneously such as vascular lesions, pigmented lesions such as age spots, freckles, sun damage and also improves the appearance of enlarged pores and dull complexions so that skin is smoother, revitalised and firmer.
Beauty Within now has the Lynton Luminette IPL machine in the salon and is using this to treat a range of skin issues such as pigmentation, rosacea, thread veins or red spots.
Before any treatment takes place, we will assess your skin condition and recommended the best treatment plan to suit your needs and concerns.
How IPL treats pigment issues
Pigment issues can vary from sun spots to freckles and when these are successfully removed, clients can enjoy a more flawless, youthful and glowing appearance.
Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin rich cells.
How IPL treats facial redness
IPL can provide a long-term solution to many facial problems such as red flushing (rosacea), thread veins and red spots in just a few quick and easy treatments.
Light energy is applied to the skin where it is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following the treatment, the vessels can be quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
Most red skin lesions, including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi and port wine stains can be treated very successfully. Depending on the lesions, leg vessels can also respond well.
How does IPL work?
How long does it take?
It can vary from 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of size of the lesion.
How is the treatment carried out?
The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment, protective eyewear is provided.
Are there any side effects?
After a treatment, the skin may feel warm or slightly red for a few hours after. Though very rare, a small blister could form and there could be a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
How does a treatment feel?
Most client describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and overall it is quick. Most describe the feeling as a hot pin prick and no anaesthesia is required.
Are you suitable for a treatment?
Treatments are suitable for most people. Best results are obtained for those with fair skin and it is not suitable for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. Large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Pigmented marks that respond best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage and freckles.
How many treatments are necessary?
Number of treatments depends on your skin issue. For facial conditions like veins, 1 to 3 sessions could be sufficient. Whereas, pigment issues could require 3 to 5, but a small lesion could be clear in one session.
What is the consultation procedure?
Prior to the treatment, you must undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained to confirmed suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a patch test.