What is IPL?
IPL is a third generation Intense Pulsed light system used for permanent hair reduction, skin rejuvenation, acne, thread veins and wrinkle reduction.
What is Skin Pigmentation treatment?
Pigmentation therapy is the treatment of the skin that has an uneven skin tone due to age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation. This treatment fades and removes the excess pigmentation, restoring the skin to an even, clearer tone. This treatment will also refresh the complexion as well as giving a collagen boost within the skin.
How does it work?
The heat from the light is attracted to the melanin/oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. The heat reaction breaks down the melanin and coagulates the blood within the area. This leaves the body through the lymphatic system leaving the skin with a clearer complexion.
The heat is also created within the epidermis and dermis, making the skin react as if it has had an injury. The blood and collagen rush into this area to repair it leaving the skin with a smoother appearance.
Does it hurt?
The sensation will vary from client to client. The sensation that is felt depends upon the amount of melanin found in the skin. Clients describe it as a heat sensation and with a light sunburn feel after treatment.
What to expect?
Pigmentation treatments will initially turn darker after the treatment, and then a crusting will apear on the skin. This must shed off naturally up to 10 days after the treatments. The skin will then appear more even in colour and the pigmented lesions will be lighter in colour
Do I have to have a test patch?
Yes, test patching and consultation is mandatory by law. It gives us the chance to assess the skin (see how you skin reacts). One of the technicians will quote you a price and go through a consent form with you, then if all is good (no photo-sensitive conditions, immune system problems etc.) we will perform a test patch. This consists of about 3 IPL shots on an inconspicuous place in the area. We will then book you in for 2 weeks later to carry out a full treatment.
Do I need to shave before treatment?
It is advised to shave the area before treatment as this achieves the best results. Hairs should be no longer than 1mm in length.
I understand the process and want to come in for treatment.
If you’re ready for skin rejuvenation, just pop in to see us. We can get one of the technicians to talk to you, and book you in for a test patch/consultation. Or alternately call or message us to book a test patch/consultation. We hope to see you soon.