What is photorejuvenation with IPL?
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive skin treatment that can be used to improve the overall colour and texture of your skin by addressing age spots, sun damage and other pigmentation problems as well as skin redness (such as rosacea) and other irregularities which make the complexion appear uneven. The treatment uses light energy to regenerate the skin. Lasers use a single wavelength that is specifically designed to target one thing, either melanin (pigment), water or hemoglobin/blood vessels.
What does IPL photorejuvenation treatment involve?
IPL photorejuevantion is a non-invasive method of rejuvenating the skin using light energy. Treatments are fairly quick and typically take around 30 minutes. The procedure is comfortable and involves intense pulses of light energy being fired onto the skin to stimulate collagen production, target pigmentation and skin redness and minimise fine lines and wrinkles associated with premature ageing.
What kind of results can I expect with IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION?
The results usually develop gradually in the weeks following treatment although you can see a difference after one photorejuvenation treatment. The treatment improves the general tone, colour, evenness and texture of your skin making it look softer, smoother and more youthful.
Is IPL photorejuvenation safe and is there any recovery time?
As with any treatment, a consultation is important beforehand to assess your suitability for IPL photorejuvenation and ensure the procedure is right and safe for you and your skin type.
Dr Acquilla advises that although there is no significant downtime associated with IPL photorejuvenation you avoid the sun and wear and SPF of at least 30 for a minimum for 48 hours after treatment.
The capillaries on the face may be more visible immediately after treatment but will usually reside within a few hours after treatment and some people may experience a bit of redness which will subside.