How does IPL work?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or photofacial therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensive pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of various skin problems.
IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colours) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. Most IPL systems use filters to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using excessive energy levels and enables targeting of specific chromophores (these are skin components that absorb light).
Redness, stinging, burning - patch test is needed 48 hours prior to treatment
Signs of ageing
Mild acne scarring
Marks & blemishes
How will my face look straight after the treatment?
Your skin will be quite red, you will look like you have a mild sunburn, this only lasts for 4 – 48 hours after treatment. You might feel quite dry, this is due to transepidermal water loss. We recommend using the homecare products we give you after treatment to soothe this.