IPL is a light-based procedure that is Brilliant for treating brown pigmentation from sun damage, skin colour improvement, rosacea, red veins and can be used to stimulate collagen. Skin Logics team can use the treatment to rejuvenate skin almost anywhere on the body. Most commonly , people need  their face, neck, chest and hands treated.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

Pulses of light penetrate the skin and are then selectively absorbed by pigmented and vascular irregularities. There is an increase in temperature of the target tissue which results in destruction of target cells without any skin damage.


How does IPL treat Pigmentation?

The light rays are absorbed by the pigment in the skin. It converts it to heat energy and fragments the pigment. The denatured pigment becomes darker, and then it flakes off over next 4 – 14 days. Most people will have significant changes after initial 1 – 2 treatments. IPL can improve most types of pigmentation and is especially good for age spots /sun damage/ liver spots, commonly found on the neck, face, hands, and chest.

Melasma is a condition in which there is skin pigmentation related to hormones. It is commonly pronounced while taking contraceptive pills or during or after pregnancy. IPL is one of the modalities that can assist to treat this successfully.

How does IPL treat Rosacea / Redness and Blood Vessels / Birth Marks ?

Rosacea, broken capillaries and port wine stains, on the neck and face, can be significantly improved with IPL.

Rosacea redness can be reduced by 70-80% with IPL in many people. The light is attracted to the red pigment (haemoglobin) in the blood. The heat energy thus concentrated, seals the blood vessels. Most people will see a significant improvement in 1 – 3 treatments. The treatment results can be permanent, but some people may return for repeat treatments after 1 – 2 years.


How does IPL works for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne ?

IPL induces collagen synthesis and reduces pore size and wrinkles, resulting in firmer a smoother skin. The heat generated from the light treatment, leads to a trauma to the skin, stimulating new cell growth and collagen production.


How does IPL work for Permanent Hair Reduction?

During the IPL treatment the light is absorbed in to the dark pigment of the hair shaft which results in heat being transmitted t the hair follicle, thus destroying it.

Hair grows in 3 stages – Anagen (growth), Catagen (transition), Telogen (resting). IPL only works on hair in the active (Anagen) phase of growth. Therefore, a series of treatments are required to treat hair in any one area while it goes through its growth cycles. Some hair remain dormant under the skin, and different stimulants such as puberty, pregnancy, stress, menopause, and medication will trigger them to grow. Therefore, some people may need repeat treatments every few years.

What are Possible Side Effects of IPL?

Some people may get temporary side effects such as transient redness, swelling, a blister, a bruise, a grazed look and hyperpigmentation / hypopigmentation. Very rarely, allergic type symptoms have occurred including itchiness, excessive swelling ,skin rash/hives, persisting heat and skin redness.


What are Aftercare Instructions?

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ daily.
  • Apply ice to the treated area to reduce swelling
  • Avoid UV ray exposure or tanning/fake tan on treated areas for at least 4 weeks prior to and after treatment.
  • Mild redness, grazing, swelling, or bruising may occur. It should settle within a few days. If it does not settle, is excessive or you have any concerns/questions following your treatment, please contact the clinic for advice.
  • If blister /crusting should occur, we recommend you apply Vaseline to keep it moist.
  • Pigmentation may look darker for about 2 weeks but will gently flake off. Do not pick.
  • Hair can take about 1 – 2 weeks to fall out after the IPL treatment.
  • Do not use wax, pluck, or have electrolysis on the area being treated for hair removal

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