IPL Photo Rejuvenation
IPL for Photo rejuvenation is using light therapy to reduce pigmentation, redness, broken capillaries, and improve general skin texture. The treatment is usually undertaken as a series of 3 to 4 treatments that are performed 4 weeks apart. A maintenance treatment is usually performed once per year to maintain and compliment the results.
PIGMENTATION REMOVAL – Pigmentation is usually caused by either sun damage, trauma to the skin, or hormonal influences. Pigmentation is best treated with IPL in combination with the right skin care, please ask our friendly staff to recommend the right skin care for you. The hormonal pigmentation can occur on the face and neck from many hormonal triggers such as oral contraceptive, pregnancy and menopause. This form of pigmentation is the most difficult to treat. Removing the hormonal influence is the first step and keeping the area away from the sun can reduce pigmentation. The number of treatments can vary from person to person, but we expect to see an improvement with each treatment.
SUN DAMAGE – IPL can drastically reduce the appearance of sun spots on the skin, as long as they are not raised. It is important that all sun spots are examined by a Doctor prior to treatment, this is to rule out any cancerous lesions. Spots can be treated individually as a ‘spot treatment’ or as a whole area.
CAPILLARY REMOVAL – Broken capillaries on the face can be successfully treated using IPL. Light is passed through the skin and absorbed by the red colour (haemoglobin) in the capillary, producing heat; the heat then causes the blood in the capillary to become sticky (coagulate) and block the vessel. Sometimes the body may repair the vessel over time, but can again be easily removed with IPL.
ROSACEA – Rosacea is a condition of the skin that presents as a generalised redness that can look angry and inflamed; if left untreated, it can form lumps on the skin. In some individuals, it can be constantly present, and in others it may come and go. Unfortunately it cannot be cured byt can be controlled using a combination of skincare, IPL and antibiotics (please see Rosacea section in skin care). IPL treatment may consist of 3 to 6 sessions to drastically reduce the rosacea on the face.
Consultation – $0
Full Face – $300
Hands (both) – $150
Decolletage – $250
Neck – $150