IPL Pigmentation Treatment
Includes freckles, pigmentation, sun damage, age spots .
IPL stands for ‘intense pulsed light’. Depending on the wavelength setting, this technology is used to lighten pigmentation. The light is attracted to dark areas so this suits fairer skinned people the best. This is a suitable way to treat both brown skin pigmentation (sun damage and hormone related melasma) as well as red skin pigmentation.
Does IPL Pigmentation Treatment
IPL technology improves the appearance of photo aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects although the pigmentation can go darker for up to a week & a light flaking can occur up to a week later.
The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, body, neck and hands—virtually anywhere that sun damage shows.
IPL Technology provides a range of wavelengths. With our selection of cut off filters, IPL is like effectively treating a broad spectrum of vascular and pigmented lesions including photo aged skin treatments using photorejuvination. IPL is a light treatment with a sophisticated computer-driven precision devise delivering wave lengths of light 530- 560 mn to the area being treated offering gradual results with minimal patient downtime and risk of side effects.
IPL works well in combination with other treatments such as led & peels that also help to lighten skin. Reinforce clinic treatments with at home skin lightening creams, lightening spot treatment serum which includes antioxidants & active ingredients known for their lightening abilities.
How IPL Works
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent hand piece which is gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the hand piece change the wavelength range allowing it to be optimized for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them by breaking up the melanin. The body’s natural processes then removes the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation often consist of full-face treatment or treatment of isolated body areas like the hands or chest. The treatment regimen typically consists of:
* Four to six treatments administered at two to three week intervals
* Broad spectrum light in the visible and near infrared range, from 530-560 nm up to about 1200 nm
As a sub-epidermal procedure, IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation produce few side effects and requires little to no alteration in the patient’s normal routine.
IPL / Laser Cost Per Session
|Area||Cost Per Session|
|Neck and Decolletage||$200.00|
|1/2 hr - Full Arms||$100- $200.00|
|Upper Back (women)||$150.00|
|Full Back (women)||$300.00|
|Region||Time Between Sessions|
Please note contraindications associated with IPL hair removal & skin conditions
Complications and adverse effects that can be caused by using IPL hair removal & skin treatments & if you agree to these treatments you are waiving your right to pursue claim.
- hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, blistering, scarring, textural changes, paradoxical increased hair growth, oedema, erythema, infections of the hair follicle, burns, tanning response of each of the six Fitzpatrick skin types, hair growth patterns change, tissue interaction with IPL hair reduction treatments, chromophores, melanin absorption, tanning issues, ageing and skin structural change, irritation, trauma, hypertrophic, keloid & abnormal scar tissue, client pain tolerance, can feel like a hot flicking elastic band sensation.
Treatment is inadvisable with the following for any IPL treatments
Cold Sores, Diabetes, Metal Implants, Anti Coagulants, Hormonal Conditions, Hormonal Medication,
Skin Disorder, take Aspirin, Medical Condition – seek advice of treating practitioner, Allergies, Anti inflammatory Drugs, Epilepsy, Keloid scars, Pacemaker, Skin Cancer, Photosensitising Drugs, Warfarin, Roaccutane / Accutane / Oratane.