IPL Skin Treatments
There are many conditions that IPL skin rejuvenation can treat. IPL (intense pulsed light) is a specific type of light machine that emits a wide range of wavelengths, which is perfect for targeting a broad range of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, pigmentation, sun/liver spots, birth marks, campbell de morgan, port wine stains and vascular lesions and is also great at boosting collagen, which has an anti-ageing affect on the skin.
IPL light stimulates collagen production which has an anti-ageing affect on the skin which can leave your skin looking flawless and firmer.
Treat Various Skin Concerns
IPL is a safe and effective treatment for various skin concerns and can help ease symptoms and overall appearance.
From your 1st treatment you will see a difference in appearance.
A course of at least 3 treatments is recommended, having a course of treatments are discounted and will always save you money.
What are IPL Skin Treatments?
Everything you need to know.
IPL for skin treatments is a fantastic way to help treat many troublesome and unwanted skin concerns. The IPL machine emits a white light, when coupled with specific coloured filters it can target common skin issues such as acne, rosacea, pigmentation, sun/liver spots, birth marks, campbell de morgan, port wine stains and vascular lesions. Naturally IPL is antibacterial as the light kills off unwanted bacteria on the skin which can help ease certain skin conditions such as acne and rosacea, it is also great at stimulating collagen production which has an anti-ageing affect on the skin, leaving your skin looking more youthful and toned. IPL skin facials may leave your skin slightly red or blotchy but there is zero downtime so you can go about your day as normal.
Does it hurt?
No, IPL should not hurt it will feel quite warm on the skin, more so around the sensitive areas on the face like the nose, mouth and jawline. The sensation is described as a hot elastic band flicking against the skin.
How does IPL work on various skin concerns?
IPL works on various skin concerns by treating them in different ways. Acne reacts to the IPL wavelengths by penetrating the top layer of the skin, targeting the sebaceous gland which becomes blocked and causes a spot to form. IPL works in 3 ways, it will kill bacteria on the top layer of skin which causes the inflammation and redness, it targets the blood vessels of the sebaceous gland by reducing the blood flow, slowing down sebum production and lastly IPL increases collagen production which helps with healing acne lesions and can soften the appearance of acne scarring.
Hyper-pigmentation, freckles, sun spots and age spots have are made up of dark pigment called melanin, the IPL light will target the melanin pigment by heating it up and breaking it down either causing it to darken and crust off or it will naturally be absorbed by the body and removed by the lymphatic system.
Vascular lesions like spider/thread veins, rosacea, campbell de morgan, port wine stains, red stretch marks, red scars and flat pigmented birth marks are removed using IPL light that targets tiny veins that make up these vascular lesions by heating them up, ultimately destroying them. The body will naturally absorb and remove them via the lymphatic system and urinary system.
Is it suitable for me?
IPL for skin treatments aren't for everyone. IPL can only be performed on lighter skin tones, as darker skin types will burn due to how the light targets the melanin in the skin. Here at SkinFix we offer free consultations to establish if IPL treatments are suitable for your needs.
How many sessions will I need?
This is variable from client to client and the concern being treated but on average we recommend at least 3-5 sessions. This will be assessed and discussed at your consultation so you know what you can expect.
Important treatment information.
Prior to having IPL treatments you will need to make sure you have no sun tan or have not been using fake tanning products for at least 4 weeks before as we will not be able to treat you. If possible remove all make up and moisturiser. Post treatment you will need to avoid tanning and use a sun cream SPF 30+. Depending on what concerns are being treated we will advise you the best post treatment care to compliment your treatments to help keep your concerns at bay.