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IPL SKIN REJUVENATION

Non Surgical Skin Repair & Rejuvenation

Use the Power of Light to Reverse Visible Aging

IPL Laser Photorejuvenation Treatments

Rejuvenate your skin and visibly reduce skin imperfections with IPL Laser Photorejuvenation Treatments

Repair ~ Resurface ~ Rejuvenate

If you are routinely frustrated by any of the following skin problems, IPL Photorejuvenation treatments can be a good choice;-

  • Aging skin
  • Age or sun spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Combination Skin Type
  • Dry Dehydrated Skin
  • Enlarged visible pores
  • Fine Lines
  • Freckles
  • Pigmentation
  • Excessive flushing – redness
  • Rosacea
  • Skin texture problems
  • Spider or Thread veins
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles

Before Treatment/s Image

After Treatment/s Image

  • Optimal results may take 4 to 8 treatments generally 3 to 4 weeks apart
  • Immediate results can be seen after each treatment but they will continue for up to 12 months as the skin produces new collagen & elastin
  • Results achieved are long-lasting, however individual results may vary

IPL Skin Photorejuvenation

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation – often better known as IPL Photorejuvenation, IPL Laser Photofacial or IPL Foto Facial – is a state of the art technology, and with a trained and skilled skin therapist, can deliver world-class results. IPL Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment performed in-clinic, with a medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology system.

Constant exposure to the sun can damage the skin and cause common skin imperfections such as redness, freckles, age spots and uneven skin texture.

What can IPL Laser Photorejuvenation Treat?

IPL Skin Rejuvenation can treat a variety of benign skin conditions, including pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin, dilated capillaries, redness and rosacea. IPL technology emits multiple wavelengths of light into the skin, which are absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them.

The damaged tissue is then removed by the body’s natural processes, providing dramatic improvements in the appearance of age spots, sun spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea, and more. With the innovative IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment, you can gently reverse the signs of skin damage without surgery or needles.

Photorejuvenation treatments stimulate the body’s natural healing process to assist in the removal of treated pigmentation and vessels, while also promoting the natural production of collagen, which leaves skin smoother and more evenly toned, firms the skin and reduces skin pore size, and results in a more youthful looking skin. The same treatment can also be used effectively on the neck, chest and hands as well as arms and legs.

Skin Analysis and Consultation

A Skin Consultation, as well as a *Patch Test, is necessary before you can undertake your first skin treatment (be that IPL Laser PhotorejuvenationDermaFrac Skin Needling; or Chemical Skin Peel). Each of these treatments has specific contraindications that may prevent you from undertaking the treatment owing to safety concerns or circumstances that would prevent the treatment from being effective. As a Registered Practitioner and Licensed Therapist, we require the consultation to be carried out prior to your first treatment only. After the initial Skin Analysis, you will be entitled to ongoing free skin analysis during your course of treatments which will allow you to monitor your skin treatment progress and for your Skin Specialist to monitor or alter your skincare plan if needed to optimise your skin results.

A comprehensive skin analysis is your first step to achieving luminous, healthy skin for life. Our MoreMe AI Skin and Complexion Analysis System (DJM Medical Instrument Company – Germany) uses patented skin fluorescence and lighting technology, revealing skin problems even in the deeper layers that are difficult to identify by the naked eyes. This multi-spectral imaging technology reveals the true condition of your skin including any damage and signs of pigmentation beneath the surface which is not visible to the human eye. The advanced computer imaging technology allows our Dermal Clinician the scope to evaluate the health and appearance of your skin based on key criteria that affect your complexion. A skin analysis can give a thorough insight into what years of sunlight, pollution and exterior forces have done to your skin.

All consultations and treatments are conducted in our well equipped, safe, private, comfortable and stylish clinic where our Skin Specialists are able to answer any questions or concerns you may have. It’s important when coming to us for treatments to address your aging skin, that you meticulously follow the treatment plan we provide, otherwise your desired results are unlikely to be achieved. Skin disorders and conditions don’t develop overnight and neither should you expect that a single treatment will rectify the disorder or condition. Similar to a physician prescribing you a pharmaceutical product, you will be expected to follow the recommended treatment plan for the prescribed period to repair and rejuvenate your skin.

As soon as we are exposed to UV Light (sun), we begin to see the emergence of freckles and a darkening of the skin (tan). Upon reaching puberty, the average Australian has already experienced a high degree of sun exposure, and from the age of 25 onward our skin begins to age faster, revealing underlying pigmentation, discolouration and intrinsic aging. Any condition that causes inflammation of the skin (such as acne, boils or burns, the contraceptive pill, some hormonal medications or pregnancy) can also cause over activity in melanocytes and an increase in pigmentation levels. Treatments for pigmentation must therefore be tailored to the individual and take into account your skin ethnicity, the cause of the pigmentation and your desired outcome.

IPL Pigmentation Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation, when done properly, almost always consists of a series of four (4) to eight (8) treatments, usually one treatment every three (3) to six (6) weeks. The benefits of IPL Photorejuvenation treatments are achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk. IPL Photorejuvenation can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and high satisfaction.

NOTE: For all IPL treatments – exposure to the sun for long periods (10+ mins constant), for a total of four (4) weeks before and four (4) weeks after any IPL treatment must be avoided

*Patch Test: When applying treatment using lasers or IPLs, we need to perform a patch test of the intended treatment on part of the treatment area to assess if any adverse reaction may result from treatment. This simply means performing a first “zap” or treating a very small area. As part of the assessment, a reasonable amount of time needs to be allowed in order to be confident that no adverse reactions will occur. This will give both you and the treatment provider an indication of the effect of treatment on that area.  If undesired outcomes occur, the treatment should not go forward as planned. 

If your IPL Laser or Skin Clinic is not conducting Patch Tests or Comprehensive Skin Consultations prior to administering treatment…CHANGE to a Clinic that does. These tests and consultations are for your continued SAFETY.

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FAQ's

IPL Skin Rejuvenation uses light therapy technology where pulsed wavelengths of light gently penetrate your skin. The broad spectrum of light is transmitted from an IPL system using a handpiece which is gently placed onto your skin in the area being targeted.

The light and heat energy is attracted to the darker pigments present in age spots, pigmentation, broken capillaries, collagen and elastin, or damaged hamoglobin in the case of vascular lesions. The light heats up the tissue triggering three different beneficial effects:

  • The pulses of intense light will break up and scatter the pigment. This causes the pigmentation to shrink, and in most cases disappear.
  • Broken capillaries can also be effectively treated. The light cauterises and coagulates the vessels and the visible appearance is dramatically reduced.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are improved. The heat promotes and boosts your natural production of collagen and elastin giving you firmer younger-looking skin.

The melanin, hameoglobin or bacteria that was targeted with the IPL are intentionally “damaged” in the IPL treatment process, and removed naturally by the body by either absorption or pushing the damaged tissue to the skin surface for exfoliation.

With your Skin Specialist being able to select a variety of wavelengths for your treatment, IPL can target specific issues. Because of the broad spectrum of the IPL light source they are unique, as opposed to lasers, in the ability to filter the light spectrum to target various chromophores in the skin and provide a wider range of aesthetic treatments.

IPL is similar to laser in that it delivers specifically targeted light energy to the skin. The light energy is taken up by specific parts of the skin (for example only red vessels), heating them to remove them. Lasers have only one very specific wavelength of light whereas IPL has a range of wavelengths. This is often an advantage of IPL as it can treat multiple elements (eg red vessels such as vascular lesions and brown age spots) at the same time.

IPL Systems DO NOT deliver UVA, UVB, UVC or radioactive light (like an x-ray).

  • IPL Photorejuvenation is in the range 1200nm – 430nm (nanometres) – wavelengths above UVA, UVB and UVC
  • UVA light is in the range; 400nm – 320nm;
  • UVB light 320nm – 290nm;
  • UVC light 290nm – 100nm and
  • X-rays are 1nm.

In the diagram below you can see that different wavelengths travel different distances into the dermis and epidermis, therefore allowing us to target the area where the condition resides by selecting an appropriate filter that controls the nanometre wavelength to reach the specific depth within the skin where the condition we are treating resides.  Example;-

  1. blemished skin conditions are found closer to the skin surface (epidermis) and so using a filter to deliver a wavelength between 400 – 490 nm (blue light) we can concentrate the light heat energy to the epidermis area specifically.
  2. vascular lesions exist in the upper dermis area and as such a filter delivering the light heat energy between 530 and 560 nm is used to target the damaged haemoglobin tissue causing the visible capillary or vein
  3. skin rejuvenation for anti aging relies on cellular stimulation, collagen and elastin regeneration. To achieve this the light energy must reach deeper into the base levels of the dermis, therefore we use a filter that delivers a wavelength between 570 – 590 nm to concentrate the light heat energy to that area specifically.

IPL-Light-Penetration-to-Skin

The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.

The answer is simple, you want to damage those skin cells to force your body to begin the process of healing and repair. The human body is remarkable in its ability to correct damage to skin cells and generate new ones to take the place of those too badly damaged to repair. Photo Rejuvenation procedures saturate specific components of your skin with damaging light heat in order to stimulate this natural process of rejuvenation.

This light helps to spur on the production of collagen, which will help to fill in lines and wrinkles or shallow scarring, while also reducing redness, discolouration, and spots.

The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue either by disposing of it through the body’s lymphatic system or forcing the damaged tissue to the surface of the skin where it appears as a micro-crust and will slough away, giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance which further improves as new skin is generated.

During any IPL treatment special protective eye-wear must be worn by both the patient and the clinician to protect the eye retina. A special cooling conductive gel will be applied to the area being treated. Topical gels may be applied on your skin to aid in the treatment.

The hand-piece has a chilled tip which also cools the skin during treatment reducing any discomfort as the pulses of light are passed evenly across the skin. Whilst the hand-piece passes over the skin, despite wearing protective eye-wear and probably even having your eyes shut tightly, you may be aware of each flashing pulse of light – particularly with treatments on the face. This can feel a little disconcerting but is completely safe and you will become less aware of the flashing as the treatment continues.

Clients can, if they wish, apply anaesthetic cream thirty (30) to forty five (45) minutes prior to the IPL treatment to further reduce any minor discomfort (anaesthetic creams must be purchased from a pharmacy by the client and applied by the client before arriving for the treatment), however this is rarely necessary – the sensation of IPL is no more than being gently flicked with an elastic band and dissipates immediately, much less painful than a waxing session.

NOTEA consultation and patch test is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to commencing any IPL treatment so that our Skin Specialist can assess your skin suitability. The consultation process aside from the treatment takes approximately thirty (30) minutes and will include a test shot (referred to as a patch test) with the IPL hand-piece in the vicinity of where treatment is required.

Our Skin Specialist will select an appropriate sapphire filter for the IPL hand-piece so that only a selected range of short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light can penetrate just below the skin’s surface, targeting specific chromaphores or structures such as haemoglobin (the red colour in your blood vessels) or melanin (the dark pigment in your hair and skin), dependent upon what is being targeted and treated.

For the best long term results, it is imperative after your treatment to follow the post treatment advice provided by our Clinicianreport any concerns promptly and avoid unfiltered direct sun exposure.

The entire procedure is very quick, each treatment session taking between twenty (20) to thirty (30) minutes to complete, although the exact length will depend on what you are specifically treating, and its size or scope.

  • Photorejuvenation – controlled pulses of light stimulate fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin to correct uneven skin tone and texture. This improves the irradiancy and tightness of the skin whilst controlling enlarged pores and promoting a smoother, more uniform complexion.
  • Vascular Therapy – pulses of light shut down any unwanted vascular lesions such as rosacea or spider veins by constricting and shattering the targetted capillaries, which are then absorbed by the body and discarded, leaving little to no trace of the original lesion.
  • Pigmentation Treatment – pulses of light are used to heat and shatter superficial pigmentation (melanin) such as sun damage, sun spots and freckles. The treated melanin is then absorbed into the body or pushed to the skin surface causing them to microcrust before being sloughed off during exfoliation and naturally falling away.

For the best long term results, it is imperative after your treatment to follow the post treatment advice provided by our Clinicianreport any concerns promptly and avoid unfiltered direct sun exposure.

NOTE: A consultation and patch test is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to commencing your first IPL treatment so that our Skin Specialist can assess your skin suitability. The consultation process aside from the treatment takes approximately thirty (30) minutes and will include a test shot (referred to as a patch test) with the IPL hand-piece in the vicinity of where treatment is required.

When you visit our trained, experienced Skin Specialist we will undertake a thorough examination and analysis of your skin, as well as review your medical history including any recent or existing medications you are taking. The Consultation and Skin Analysis has a moderate charge of $60 which is fully redeemable on your first IPL Treatment. 

We will ask you to identify the problems you are having with your skin and discuss the changes that you would like to see in your skin. We will also discuss with you the anti aging and skin management benefits of IPL treatments and the benefits of these treatments for specific skin conditions.

If you are a suitable candidate for this type of procedure, we will discuss the most applicable treatment for the results you would like to see and provide you with a proposed treatment plan.

IPL skin rejuvenation technology works with a broad spectrum light which is attracted to pigment (colour). If your skin is darker, Fitzpatrick Scale V or VI, we can’t treat you with IPL as the light can be attracted to the skin instead of the target. Our Skin Specialist will advise you of other contraindications during the initial consult and on the resuts of your patch test. The ideal IPL patient is a client with fairer skin colour.

Those clients presenting with recent sun exposure are also unable to be treated with IPL until our Skin Specialist is satisfied IPL treatments will be unlikely to cause unwanted damage to the sun exposed skin.

Treatment completed, cooling conductive gel removed from your skin and you are ready to resume your daily routine, no downtime, no inconvenience. You will have an immediate ‘healthy glow’, similar to that produced by a vigorous workout! 

Immediately following your treatment you may feel “sunburnt” and the treated area may be red for several hours. There is redness and heat in the treated skin that disappears within 30 minutes. Clients who have pigmentation may notice the pigment darken immediately after the treatment. This is expected and part of the process.

For veins and lesions, the skin may look slightly redder after the treatment for two (2) to five (5) days. A quality mineral makeup can be used immediately after the treatment if required to camouflage any redness, and should be applied and removed as gently as possible. 

For freckles and age spots, the spots generally look darker for three (3) to seven (7) days. Micro-crusting can occur (this is the damaged tissue being expelled through the skin surface), which may last up to ten (10) days. The age spots will then begin to clear and will generally be invisible after one month. Remember, it takes an average of four (4) to eight (8) treatments to clear age spots and see enhanced anti aging skin rejuvenation.

Cooling gels such as refrigerated Aloe Vera gel or ice packs can be used if desired but are generally unnecessary. Clients are advised not to pluck or tweezer hairs from the treated area. Hairs within the treatment area should be allowed to shed naturally from within the follicle. Light shaving is permitted.

With IPL anti aging, pigmentation and vascular treatments, the redder or more pigmented your skin is to begin with, the more dramatic the change in your skin will be, both in the short and long term. It is quite normal for skin to appear redder for the first few days, and any pre-existing freckles or age spots will initially darken and take approx three (3) to seven (7) days to micro-crust or shed.

With IPL Rosacea treatments, as it is a skin condition and not a bacteria like acne, it is not unexpected that the redness subject of your complaint will disappear almost immediately. The skin will again feel tight and a warmness similar to a slight sunburn is usual. Ice packs and/or refrigerated Aloe Vera gel will calm any heat sensation which should last only one (1) day at most.

For the first five (5) days post any IPL skin treatment you should avoid using any active products (such as vitamin A or acid based products) you might have been previously applying.

Mineral makeup can be applied – gently – if required.

For all IPL treatments exposure to the sun for long periods (10+ mins constant), for a total of four (4) weeks before and four (4) weeks after any IPL treatment must be avoided

Clients are advised to apply at least a 30+ SPF sunscreen if risking any sun exposure. Recent sun exposure or tanning may prevent our Clinician from administering IPL treatments to you and unprotected sun exposure after your treatments can place your skin at risk.

IPL skin treatments encourage your body to produce new collagen and elastin, effectively promoting a new surface skin layer….think of your new skin as that of a newly born baby, would you allow your newly born child to sit out in the sun without protection?

For the best long term results, it is imperative after your treatment to follow the post treatment advice provided by our Clinician, report any concerns promptly and avoid unfiltered direct sun exposure.

Some skin conditions such as veins and lesions may be noticeably lighter or have disappeared immediately after the treatment. For pigmentation it can take between one (1) and two (2) weeks for the damaged pigmentation to be absorbed or dispelled. 

After the treatment, your skin will feel smoother and have a more even tone. A gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing, age spots, and fine lines will be more visible after each treatment. Optimal results may take as long as three (3) months to be fully realised after the final treatment, but may continue to improve for another 12 months as the skin, collagen and elastin regenerate and improve the skin’s health.

Contraindications

IPL is NOT a suitable treatment for you if;-

  • you are pregnant or have very dark skin (Fitzpatrick Type IV and above)

  • you have taken oral Roaccutance (acne medication or similar) in the past six months

  • you have a history of active infections, severe eczema, and/or seizures, you may NOT be suitable for IPL treatments

  • you have experienced sunburn recently, have had exposure to the sun or have a fake tan (tanning beds / solariums) in the area to be treated, you may have to postpone your IPL Photorejuvenation treatment until the burn has subsided.

IPL Skin Care

Following these Pre-treatment instructions closely will optimise your treatment results with the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

  • Use a sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 daily. Skin that is suffering sunburn cannot be treated until the sunburn has subsided.
  • Avoid any irritants to your face, such as any products containing hydroquinone, bleaching creams, Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents or chemical peels for at least two (2) weeks.
  • If you have a history of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) with IPL, laser treatments or other trauma, please inform our Skin Specialist, so we may prescribe a lightening agent prior to the procedure to reduce this reaction.
  • Do not use self-tanning agents for at least two (2) weeks prior to treatment. If you have used these products, thoroughly cleanse the area with abrasive / exfoliating scrub to remove all product two (2 ) weeks prior to any treatment and do not apply any further products.
  • Shave the area to be treated one (1) day prior to your appointment if necessary – ie back, chest, arms etc (do not shave if you are having an IPL Permanent Hair Reduction treatment)
  • Please do not wear any makeup, perfume, or lotions in the treatment area on the day of your treatment. This includes antiperspirants and deodorants
  • Before each treatment, please inform us if you are taking any new antibiotics or medications since your consultation, as they may make your skin sensitive to light treatments, and therefore, we may not be able to treat you for one (1) or two (2) weeks after completion of the antibiotic. This applies to both Skin and Hair IPL treatments.

For Permanent Hair Reduction treatments;-

  • Do not pluck or wax for at least one (1) month prior to your first treatment, continuing through the course of your treatments. Plucking / waxing removes the hair being targeted in the treatment.
  • Do not bleach or use “Nair”- type products for two (2) weeks prior to treatment, as this can irritate the skin.

Following these Post-treatment instructions closely will optimise your treatment results with the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

  • Immediately after the Intense Pulsed Light treatment, there may be redness and bumps at the treatment site, which will last from two (2) hours up to a few days. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours. You may use a cold compress, aloe vera gel, or 1% hydrocortisone if needed. If treating the face, please continue using sun protectant with SPF 30+ daily for the entire treatment period.
  • Do not pick, as scabbing could lead to scarring.
  • Make-up may be used after the treatment if there is no extended redness, blistering, or scabbing. Make sure that you have moisturiser on under your makeup; use moisturiser or an aloe vera gel frequently on the treated area.
  • Avoid sun exposure for four (4) to six (6) weeks after the treatment to reduce the chance of dark and light spots. Use sun protectant SPF 30 or greater with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide at all times throughout the course of treatment. Even waterproof sun block is good for only 80 minutes, so re-apply hourly.
  • Do not use any other forms of hair removal methods (tweezing, waxing, depilatories) or products on the treated area during the course of the laser treatment, as it will prevent you from achieving your best results. You may shave the area if needed.
  • Until initial skin irritation subsides, avoid hot water and anything irritating to the skin. Advil or Ibuprofins can be helpful.
  • Avoid any irritants to your face, such as any products containing Retin-A (tretinoin), retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic / salicylic acids, astringents or chemical peels for at least two(2) days.
  • Do not wear tight, constricting clothing in the treated area as irritation can occur and skin cannot cool properly.
  • Do not exercise, receive any body treatments, take hot showers, or use saunas or hot tubs until skin is back to normal (2-3 days).
  • Hypopigmentation (lightening) or hyperpigmentation may occur with any IPL treatments, and usually resolves within four (4) to six (6) weeks.

**Contact our clinic or a general practitioner as soon as possible if you develop any signs of infection (pus, tenderness, fever)

IPL is NOT recommended during pregnancy.

Please advise our Skin Specialist if you are pregnant, attempting to conceive or lactating / breast feeding.

*DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person. Whilst we have seen amazing results from IPL for a range of skin concerns, please know that results from IPL vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend speaking to our Skin Specialist for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how IPL works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin and beauty goals.

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