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IPL – Intense Pulsed Light laser

How does the IPL treatment work?

The laser/IPL device emits a range of lightwaves that target hemoglobin (the red blood cells in the blood vessels) or melanin (the brown pigment in freckles and age spots).

The light beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by either hemoglobin or melanin resulting in damage to the vessel wall or fragmenting of melanin pigment. This results in improving the appearance of blood vessels, rosacea & age spots/freckles.

What is IPL used for?

  • Lightening and removing “sun spots”, “age spots” & brown patches on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas of the body.
  • Lightening and reducing redness of rosacea & dilated blood vessels on the face, neck and chest.
  • Active acne treatment.
  • Improving skin texture through collagen stimulation and improves pore size.

It takes a series of 3 – 6 treatments according to the severity of the case. Usually sessions are done every 3 – 6 weeks.

How long does it take for laser photorejuvenation treatments to work?

You can see improvement with each treatment. The more sun damage or redness you have, the more likely you will need more treatment sessions.

What will I look like right after the IPL treatment?

After the session, the skin looks slightly reddish for 2 – 5 days.

Makeup can be used starting right after the treatment, as long as it is applied and removed very gently.