What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
IPL Skin Rejuvenation, also known as IPL Photofacial treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which uses an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to improve the texture, quality, colour and health of your skin leaving you with a fresher, clearer and healthier looking skin you’ll be proud of to show off.
This broad wavelength light can be used to treat multiple conditions at simultaneously. Treatable conditions include skin redness, broken veins and capillaries, age spots, acne scarring, pigmentation, rosacea, and freckles.
In addition, any parts of the body (except for the area near the eyes) can be treated with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation state-of-the art technology Icon Platform clears blood vessels and uneven pigments safely and effectively resulting in a radiant skin with minimal or no downtime at all.
How does IPL work?
Ageing leads to the reduction in the production of collagen, the protein produced by the body which helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity. This loss of elasticity leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin, which can make you look tired and older. Vascular, pigmentation and prolonged sun exposure damage also manifest with ageing.
During an IPL procedure, a broad spectrum of intense light is passed over the skin in different wavelengths depending upon the treatment. This pulsed light penetrates deep inside the skin to stimulate the generation of collagen and elastin. The pulsed light can also be used to break pigmented and damaged cells and close off abnormal blood vessels.
The increased production of collagen firms up the skin, leading to the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The breaking up of the pigmented and damaged cells helps to reduce skin lesions such as rosacea, pigmentation, and acne.
At Skinnotion, we use Icon for IPL Skin Rejuvenation as it is the most advanced, safe (registered device with Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration) comfortable, and clinically effective treatment available. Icon IPL has a much larger window than other laser devices. This allows for a wider area to be covered, enabling a quicker treatment.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
Most adults above the age of 18 can undergo IPL Photofacial treatment. You must discuss your medical history with the doctor to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Benefits of Having IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL Skin Rejuvenation helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin blemishes/pigmentations resulting in a vibrant look that can increase confidence levels. IPL can also rid you of the redness on your face by treating broken facial capillaries responsible for rosacea.
Who should have an IPL treatment?
Any healthy adult above the age of 18 who desires a more clear, vibrant and youthful look.
What can it treat?
The IPL treatments are helpful in decreasing wrinkles and fine lines, eliminating spider veins, and evening out skin colour. IPL for skin rejuvenation treatments can help to treat acne, enlarged pores, sun damaged skin and age spots.
IPL for broken facial capillaries is very effective in the treatment of broken veins and capillaries, and in the reduction of redness caused by rosacea and broken capillaries.
IPL may not be the treatment for you if, you are pregnant or have very dark skin.
An IPL treatment for acne should not be taken if you have taken oral Roaccutance in the last six months.
If you have a history of active infections, severe eczema, and seizures you may not be suitable for IPL treatments.
If you have experienced sunburn recently, have had exposure to the sun or have a fake tan in the area to be treated, you may have to postpone your IPL Photofacial treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required varies from person to person depending upon the condition of your skin. Normally, you will need three to six treatments at intervals of two to four weeks.
How long does each treatment take?
The duration of an IPL treatment usually lasts for about 15 to 45 minutes.
How long will the results last?
The longevity of the results differs from person to person. An IPL for skin treatment results may last for more than a year as our skin continually aging. To help achieve long lasting results maintenance treatment sessions every six months are recommended.
What will I look like if I decide not to have another treatment?
If you decide not to have another treatment, your skin may look the same or may even better as it did prior to your IPL treatments.
IPL treatment for men
These days men are becoming more conscious of the way they look. IPL treatments can help men look more refreshed, youthful and confidence by treating fine lines, wrinkles, broken capillaries and pigmentation. IPL for skin treatments can also help men have smoother skin by treating skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.
IPL treatment prices
(Using our state-of-the art Icon Starlux 500, registered device with Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration)
IPL treatment prices are dependent upon the area to be treated and package.
IPL for skin rejuvenation prices are as follows:
- Full face: $275.00;
- Hands and décolletage: $275.00;
- Lips: $100.00;
- Chin: $175.00;
- Forehead: $175.00;
- Nose: $150.00;
- Full arms: $300.00; and
- Back: $425.00.
- Spot treatment: $60 to $80
Prices for IPL for broken facial capillaries are determined by the number of lesions and range from:
- 1 to 5 lesions from $100.00 to $400.00 for more than 15 lesions.
Want to know more about IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment in Sydney?
Contact Skinnotion now on 02 4655 6638.
(Pre-Treatment Advice for Rejuvenation, Pigmentation, Acne & Vascular)
You should not expose your skin to the sun or tanning beds for about four to six weeks before or after any IPL treatments.
You should avoid swimming in chlorinated water and not wax or tweeze the skin just before your treatment.
You should not use bleaching powders or perfumes for about two days before your IPL for skin rejuvenation treatment.
You should keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
You should avoid hot showers, saunas, and hot baths for about 24 hours after an IPL treatment.
You should avoid prolonged sun exposure for about four weeks after your treatment as exposure to the sun may lead to complications.
You must apply a total sun block during this period. You may apply cold packs and aloe vera to alleviate any discomfort.
FAQsAre there any risks?
Icon IPL for skin rejuvenation is safe and reliable, registered device with Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Exposure to the sun for long periods, for a total of four weeks after the treatment should be avoid.
You may experience regular side effects such as swelling and redness in the treated area which normally disappears in a few hours. Swelling and redness are more common in areas where the skin is thin or fragile. Other side effects include skin fragility, excessive swelling, change in pigmentation and a hot sensation, this occur partially from excessive sun exposure immediate after treatment.
IPL treatments are outpatient procedures and do not require any hospitalisation.
Any adult above the age 18 who is suitable for an IPL can undergo the treatment.
The treatment is not painful except for the sensation of feeling like being hit by a rubber band during the actual procedure. Our state-of-the art Icon Starlux 500 has special cooling system to minimise pain and side effects from the IPL, registered device with Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Immediately after the treatment you can expect a mild sensation of being sun-burnt, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2-24 hours, and can be soothed with either a cold gel or ice packs.
IPL treatments generally do not have any complications, although, exposure to the sun for long periods following the first four weeks after a treatment can cause complications such as hyperpigmentation.
Skin irregularities are rare after any IPL Photofacial procedures.
Swelling is a common side effect of IPL treatments which generally subside in a few hours. However, in rare cases, you may experience excessive bruising and swelling.
Bandages are not applied after an IPL treatment.
You do not need to wear any support garments after your IPL for skin rejuvenation procedure.
There is no need to take time off work and you can return to work immediately after an IPL Photofacial procedure.
You should avoid strenuous exercises for about two days after your treatment.
You should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun for about four weeks before and after any IPL treatments. Exposure to the sun after a treatment can cause severe complications.
You can have a normal diet after your IPL treatment. In case of excessive swelling, you should decrease sodium in your diet. A balanced diet will prolong the results of an IPL for skin rejuvenation procedure.
The results of an IPL procedure are not permanent and require additional treatments periodically in order to maintain results.
Scarring is rare after an IPL Photofacial procedure.
You will have to return for post-operative care in 2-4 weeks unless any concerns earlier.
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