Intense Pulse Light delivers light energy that penetrates all levels of the skin, without harming the surface and can improve a range of skin conditions, mainly dilated blood vessels called “telangiectasia” (aka spider veins) and decrease pigmentation issues such as brown spots from sun damage and redness from acne and acne scars.
for an individual treatment
Clients who are/are on photosensitive medication, pregnant, going through treatment for cancer, have open wounds, tanned skin and fake tan. Clients with a medium to dark skin are not suitable as the melanin (pigment) in skin absorbs light energy, so darker skin tones are more likely to burn and, potentially, scar. full consultation is carried out to determine if this treatment is suitable for you.
It has been described as an elastic band snapping off the skin. It can be mildly uncomfortable but not painful.
There's little downtime after IPL, but your skin will still go through a healing process that takes about a 7-10 days. Your skin may be red and swollen for a few hours or the rest of the day. Using ice packs or a cool washcloth on the treated area helps if you need to ease any discomfort.
Consider skipping exercise for a couple of days to prevent swelling, which can slow healing.
If pigmentation has been treated then spots will appear darker and rise to the surface of your skin before falling off or lightening for a few days to a week later.
Your skin may feel sunburned and hypersensitive for a couple days following, so treat it gently until you’re completely healed.
Avoid Retinol for 3 to 5 days prior to your treatment. Avoid sun exposure and fake tan at least 2 weeks prior.
Every client’s skin and needs vary, some clients need several IPL treatments to see optimal results. They’re typically performed three to four weeks apart.