6 Facts about Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photo & Skin Rejuvenation
Light up the room with a flawless complexion! An Intense Pulse Light or IPL Photofacial, is also known as Photo Rejuvenation, is an innovative treatment using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology boasting up to 50-75% improvement rate in treating rosacea, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, chronic sun damage and fine lines.
At, The Laser Clinique we offer the Non Surgical Photofacial and the Luxury DNA Photofacial. Both utilise the IPL technology alongside other complimentary facial techniques (such as Microneedling, Radiofrequency and Dermaplaning). In addition, The Laser Clinique utilises IPL technology to treat specialised skin treatments such as Rosacea, Acne, Thread and Spider veins.
IPL Vs. Lasers: What’s the Difference?
Intense pulsed light is not a laser per se. It’s an intense light source. What makes IPL different from laser is that it directs a broad-spectrum high intensity light pulse on the skin instead of a more invasive, precisely calibrated laser beam set on a narrower, specific wavelength.
In other words, IPL operates on a wider range of wavelengths and thus, one IPL machine can treat more than one condition, using special filters to remove unwanted wavelengths and keep only those required for the specific skin concern being addressed.
What can I expect during IPL skin rejuvenation?
Before the treatment begins, you will be given eyewear to protect you from the bright flashes of light. A cool gel will be applied to your face and the IPL machine is used. It has been described as a blinking flashlight, sending out scattered wavelengths of light.
What results can I expect from the service?
IPL improves the tone and texture of your skin without surgery and is popular to treat redness or rosacea. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure called photoaging. IPL photo rejuvenation is a popular treatment for pigmentation, redness and skin texture and tone.
Can I have IPL if I have had Botox or fillers?
It is recommended to wait two weeks after botox or fillers to undertake IPL skin rejuvenation.
How often should I be having IPL skin rejuvenation?
A recommended course of treatments is required for superior result. However, you will see immediate brightness of the skin after just one session.
What post treatment care is required?
Avoid sun and heat exposure, excessive sweating for 12 hours and apply SPF daily. Do not use any active skin care products or have chemical peels for 1-week post treatment, however we do have a range of skincare that would work well after the 1 week period called glo-ing
The Laser Clinique uses the latest technology to offer revolutionary treatments including Intense Pulse Light (IPL). You can find a full list of treatments, prices and costs, by clicking here. The Laser Clinique has two locations, one in chester and birmngham/Solihull the perfect partner for your skin conditions.