Intense Pulsed Light is a very effective treatment for fine lines, brown age spots, freckles, broken veins and enlarged pores. In the past each of these conditions required different laser treatments and these often resulted in some inconvenience and discomfort during and after the procedure. Often patients were required to take time off work or from their daily lives i.e. downtime.
IPL treats the imperfections of the skin in the epidermis – the top layer of skin – so that the brown sunspots and freckles peel off approximately 7-10 days after treatment. The IPL heats up the collagen resulting in tighter, firmer and smoother skin.
As one uses lower energies of Intense Pulsed Light, it is a very safe procedure with no downtime and minimal risk of complications.
A series of treatment sessions with IPL is recommended. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of sun damage you have on your skin. By dividing the sessions up into several treatments the procedure provides gradual improvement with a very low risk.
An assessment of your skin and how suitable it is for IPL treatments, the number of treatments required and the cost thereof can be discussed with Dr Webster at your consultation.