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Intense Pulsed Light or IPL treatment is a form of light therapy for skin rejuvenation. It is a non-invasive treatment procedure using light energy. This treatment has been very beneficial in the world of advancing skin treatments.
This procedure uses CO2 lasers to perform photo rejuvenation and is highly effective for treating pigmented cells and scars left behind by acne, sun spots, age spots, wrinkles, large visible pores, melasma, freckles, spider veins, and stretch marks. It can even work as an unwanted body hair removal technique in certain body parts. It can give you a much healthier looking skin tone.
By opting for ipl treatment, you can get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of the following conditions :
broken blood vessels on your face
hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line
Ipl treatment is not a part of laser treatment. A laser focuses just one wavelength of light on your skin, while IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash.
The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than a laser. IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin, known as the dermis layer without harming the top layer or the epidermis. It is scientifically proven that ipl treatment causes less damage to your skin than other laser treatment options.
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All you need to know about IPL treatment
IPL laser treatments are advanced energy treatments that can accomplish a variety of skin-related tasks. Broadly speaking, this treatment is used for skin rejuvenation and ipl rejuvenation, which means the core purpose of this treatment is to help restore a brighter, firmer, and more youthful appearance to your skin by decreasing blemishes, redness and boosting collagen.
As it is, this treatment can be used in a variety of ways for virtually your full face, neck and even some smaller body parts as well.
Your cosmetic doctor first cleans the area that is being treated. Then they rub a cool gel onto your skin. Then, they apply energy pulses from the IPL device to your skin. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes.
IPL is efficient and safe as it gives your handler several settings to make adjustments that are suitable for your skincare requirements. Your expert controls the amount of energy being delivered to the skin.
You can go for ipl photo rejuvenation treatments for a wide range of skin problems :
Superficial Concerns :
Superficial skin concerns are those that occur only on the surface of the skin and do not affect deeper layers of the skin. Most of us have some type of superficial skin concern, such as facial redness from rosacea or broken capillaries and dry skin with uneven skin tone.
Superficial skin concerns can also refer to a minor pigmented area, such as from the use of irritating skincare products, or even blemishes from old skin injuries or unwanted freckles.
Anti-ageing concerns generally refer to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, particularly around the eyes, nose, and mouth, although some fine lines on the forehead may be reduced with the IPL system.
The IPL system is actually somewhat unique among other similar light treatment devices since it can resolve the appearance of minor fine lines and wrinkles and even a moderate amount of skin laxity.
Sun Damage :
Sun damage is most visible on the skin tone of your face and neck. These parts have been damaged by repeated unprotected exposure to UV rays. On the whole, UV rays can greatly damage the integrity of skin cells in patients to make them weaker over time, making the skin contact conditions like pigmentation, broken blood vessels, blemishes and age spots.
Sun damage can often be difficult to treat since some damage goes deeper than surface levels and requires deeper skin rejuvenation techniques.
Acne and Acne Scarring :
Light energy treatments can be incredibly beneficial for those who suffer from chronic acne, hormonal acne, or acne scarring and blemishes from earlier years in life. Both young adults and older adults can benefit from intense pulsed light acne treatment.
The light energy used in the IPL system is strong enough to kill acne-causing bacteria, which prevents future breakouts. This treatment can also be used to shrink enlarged pores and pore size to refine the appearance of post-inflammatory pigmentation and slight redness.
Hair Removal :
This treatment can also be used for removing unwanted hair, both on the face and the body. IPL treatments are used to slow and fade the hair growth process and essentially lessen the amount of hair that grows. Hair reduction treatment can also benefit you by being used to treat and correct ingrown hairs.
IPL skin treatments can be performed in a clinic anywhere on your body, but they may not work as well on uneven areas. It is not recommended for people who tend to get thick, raised keloid scars or who have darker skin tones. It’s also not as effective on light-coloured hair as it is on darker hair.
Before your IPL procedure, your skin care expert will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.
The IPL treatments best suit individuals who have a lighter complexion since melanin is responsible for absorbing light into your skin. We, therefore, discourage getting a skin tan prior to your session.
Your skin care expert may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior to your procedure to get the maximum results out of the procedure.
IPL side effects are generally both minor and temporary. It is possible that you will experience:
These symptoms subside within a few hours and you have got nothing to worry about.
After the ipl treatment, you should avoid :
drugs that increase your bleeding risks, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
creams or other products that contain vitamin A, such as RetinA, or glycolic acid
Patients can expect to feel a short, quick zap of energy to the treated area. The sensation is that of a light snap from a rubber band and will fade in a moment. IPL treatments cause very little discomfort and are usually tolerated very well.
Depending on which part of your body is being treated, what conditions you are getting treated and how large the area is, the treatment should take 20 to 30 minutes.
Most people will require a series of two to five ipl treatment sessions to see the maximum results. For more complicated issues, such as chronic skin conditions, pigmentation, scarring, rosacea or deeper sun damage, you may need additional treatments to rejuvenate your skin appearance.
To get the results you want, you may need to have three to six ipl treatments. Those treatments should be spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between. Light Ipl laser Hair removal requires 6 to 12 treatments.
Normally, an IPL treatment will not leave you with any kind of scars.
But in n some cases, more serious IPL side effects such as burning, blistering or scarring have been reported. When present, these side effects are typically more common in patients with darker skin.
You should be able to resume normal activities immediately without even minimal downtime. The treated area of skin will be red and sensitive for a few hours as if you got sunburned. Your skin may be slightly swollen, too. Your skin will continue to be sensitive for a couple of days after the procedure. You may need to avoid using hot water on it until your skin heals.
Although this long-lasting treatment can make the skin look better by improving the texture and boosting new collagen, it cannot stop future ageing symptoms.
As you age, your skin will start showing more wrinkles and fine lines. You will also get ingrown hair in the hair removal areas, but they will be much lighter in texture.
Continue getting maintenance treatments every 12 – 18 months for optimal results.
You will start to see the benefits of new collagen from your treatment several weeks after your first appointment. Your treatment appointments will usually be spaced about a month apart to give your skin adequate time to recover.
Many patients begin to see improvements in their skin after the first treatment. The results of your treatment will continue to improve over time.
IPL treatments are much more diverse than laser treatments. IPL treatment technology uses heat and multiple wavelengths that can get absorbed by much more skin type and skin tone easily and can address skin concerns. For example, treating pigmentation and rosacea can’t easily be done with laser treatment because the intensity of the laser is too great.
Additionally, ipl treatments are also appropriate for a more diverse ipl skin tone, while some laser therapies can only treat a single skin tone.
It is often the case that traditional laser procedures can not be used for those who have deeper complexions due to the increased risk of pigmentation. Light-energy-based treatments, on the other hand, use wavelengths that will not cause pigmentation concerns.
The cost of photo rejuvenation using light therapy depends on the reputation of your cosmetic clinic and the experience of your cosmetic doctor as well.
Other than that, your geographical location matters as well. The number of sessions you will need further affects the cost of the whole treatment.
Typically, insurance does not cover the cost of aesthetic treatments. But in cases where you have to get cosmetic treatment for medical reasons, on the recommendation of a doctor, some insurance companies may cover the cost of the ipl skin treatment in your cosmetic clinic.
In Sydney, Australia, ipl photo rejuvenation using ipl technology are available at our cosmetic clinic Skin Club Cosmetic doctors.
You can benefit from other solutions for all kinds of cosmetic treatments as well. Our experienced doctors offer a free consultation for best results to each patient.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.