Intense Pulsed Light Treatment FAQs.
|Q: What can be treated with intense pulsed light systems V1 IPL?|
Our trained therapists offer a range of cost effective and professional treatments
* Permanent hair reduction
* The elimination of sun spots, freckles and other skin discoloration
* Removal of vascular lesions
* Skin rejuvenation
* Acne reduction
Q: Who is suitable for intense pulsed light treatments V1 IPL?
* Most people can have IPL treatment
* Your trained therapist should be able to determine your suitability
* Consult your Dr if you are not sure
* People who have been tanning or have dark skin may be at higher risk
Q: Does IPL treatment hurt?
* No skin desensitization is required
* You may feel a slight level of discomfort with each application
* This will reduce as the area being treated responds to the therapy
Q: Are there any side effects?
* Short term effects are possible
* Redness can occur in the area being treated
* This will disappear soon after the treatment
Q: What about down time after the treatment?
* Generally you can return to normal activities straight after
* A minimum of 2 weeks is required before exposure to sunlight
Q: Number of treatments and treatment frequency for each application:
* Permanent hair reduction: 8 ¡V 10 treatments, spaced 2 - 8 weeks apart
* Sun spot reduction: 4 ¡V 6 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart
* Vascular lesions: 4 ¡V 6 treatments, spaced 2 weeks apart
* Skin rejuvenation: 4 ¡V 6 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart
* Acne treatments: may be ongoing weekly or fortnightly
How long do IPL treatments take?
Your Intense Pulsed Light treatment takes around the same amount of time as a wax
treatment for the same area. The first visit will be around 30 minutes to perform as we
need to do a patch test and ask you some questions.
Why do I have to have many IPL treatments for hair reduction?
IPL targets the hair compound called melanin, this give hair the colour (pigmentation).
Melanin is most prevalent in hair during the early-anagen phase of hair growth, and
hairs in this stage of growth are the ones most responsive to Intense Pulsed Light.
Ongoing treatments are needed to catch each hair as it passes through this early anagen
stage of development, that may result due to hormonal fluctuations though
out your life-time.
Why are Laser/IPL treatments costly?
This simple reason for this is due to the high acquisition cost of machines, maintenance
and the materials used during these treatments, are also very costly. However, when
you consider the cost of waxing over the years, in addition to the time it takes out of
your busy day ¡V the benefits outweigh the initial upfront cost.
Will I have to come back for repeat skin rejuvenation treatments?
In relation to pigmentation - If you have skin that is easily sun-damaged (freckled) and
pre-caution is not taken to protect your skin, by using sunscreen daily, in addition to a
Vitamin c Serum to inhibit melanin from developing, it is likely you will need ¡§top-up¡¨
In relation to vascular lesions ¡V It will depend what the trigger was. In some cases, you
may only require a few treatments and no follow up, on the other hand, skin conditions
such as Rosacea, will need on-going maintenance and home care for the best
What areas of the body can be treated?
Generally any part of the body can be treated. Exceptions include areas in close
proximity to the eyes, the inner ear and nose.
The most popular areas for hair removal are the underarm's, bikini, upper lip, chin, face,
legs, back & chest.
The most popular areas for skin treatments are the face, arms, hands, decolletage and