IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation is a safe, non-invasive, skin treatment that can reverse the signs of aging, especially those due to sun damage. The technique uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) that penetrates the layers of the skin. The heat from the IPL stimulates the growth of new collagen, while destroying excess pigment, redness, spider veins, fine lines and enlarged pores. IPL photorejuvenation can be used on the face, hands, chest or arms.

The results of IPL photorejuvenation are:

  • A more even skin tone
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Smoother skin
  • Fading of sunspots
  • Reduction of fine wrinkle lines

Optimal results can be seen after approximately four to six IPL photorejuvenation treatment sessions. Results can last for a year or longer.

Contraindications (reasons why IPL may not be suitable for you)

  • Recent sunburn
  • Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • History of seizures
  • Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
  • Active infections
  • Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
  • Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)
  • Very dark skin
  • Removing hair by the root e.g. waxing or tweezing 4 weeks prior to treatment (hair removal only)
  • Photo sensitising medications are best avoided

The treatment should be performed by a registered nurse (RN) or physician who's trained to operate a laser. Different treatment choices must be made for each patient. Side effects such as skin discoloration can result if the laser is operated by an inexperienced practitioner.