FAQ

How does IPL Skin Rejuvenation work?


The skin rejuvenation hand-piece emits a different wave-length (colour) range than the hair removal handpiece to achieve different objectives. When treating acne, a low energy setting is used and light is flashed over the affected area, destroying acne-causing bacteria within the pores. The transmitted light induces the underlying dermis to respond as if it is healing a wound, regenerating the skin by promoting the creation of collagen and elastin fibres. IPL treats spider veins by heating and damaging the blood vessel walls, causing them to collapse and disappear over time. When targeting pigmentation, light is attracted to the darker areas being treated and as it hits these spots, it breaks up the pigmentation and disperses it from the skin. As the surface cells regenerate the skin will have a lighter, more even tone.




Who is IPL Skin Rejuvenation suitable for?


IPL Skin Rejuvenation is safe for a large number of people but it is not recommended for people with darker Asian or black skins.




Which body areas can be treated?


Face, chest and back




How many treatments are required?


The number of treatments required will vary from client to client. Improvements will be seen with each session but a course of 3 would be the minimum recommended. Your therapist may also recommend using specifically formulated products to aid the skin's recovery and further enhance results. In more severe cases and depending upon the concern being targeted, other advanced treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling or mesotherapy may be recommended alongside IPL.




How often are treatments required?


We recommend that treatments should be spaced 2 - 4 weeks apart.




Are there any side effects to IPL Skin Rejuvenation?


The skin can appear slightly flushed after treatment, but this should subside quickly. There is no downtime associated with this treatment. When treating pigmentation, it is normal for the pigmented area to darken further following treatment before results are seen.