Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue.
WHAT DOES IT TREAT?
Fine lines and brown spots (Freckles, Solar Lentigo), enlarged pores, acne marks, flushing associated with rosacea, broken capillaries, skin discolouration and rough skin.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
High intensity pulses of light penetrate the skin to stimulate new collagen. Repeated treatments can shrink pore size and reduce the activity of the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands. The wavelengths of light for skin improvement are different from that used for hair removal.
WILL I FEEL ANY DISCOMFORT?
A cool gel is applied to the treatment area first to minimize any discomfort, and you will be given protective eyewear.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It takes 15 to 30 mins.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
No. Makeup can be applied and normal activity can be resumed immediately.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Freasher, Clearer and brighter skin. Over 6 to 7 days, superficial brown spots will darken and flake off. Treatment is recommended every 3 to 4 weeks.