What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation or photo rejuvenation?
Photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive skin procedure utilising an intense pulse light machine (IPL). IPL skin rejuvenation differs from laser treatments as it offers a non-ablative solution to improving the texture, quality, colour and health of your skin. IPL is not a laser but a broad wavelength light that is pulsed onto the skin and can treat multiple conditions simultaneously; including broken veins and capillaries, redness of the skin, age spots, mottled pigmentation, benign brown pigment and freckles. Treatment can take place over the entire body with face, neck and décolletage being the most popular areas. We see hands, arms and shoulders being treated also.
How will I benefit from having IPL skin rejuvenation (photo rejuvenation treatment), and when will I see the improvement?
In addition to improving uneven skin colour, sun damage, facial redness (Rosacea), and pigmentation, the heat energy stimulates new collagen production beneath the skin surface which remodels the collagen, firms the skin and shrinks the pores. After a series of photo rejuvenation treatments at intervals spaced 4 weeks apart; a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles can also be seen. The skin appears more luminous, brighter and smoother. Improvements can be seen 10 days following the first treatment and enhanced results can be seen with each subsequent treatment.
How often should I have photo rejuvenation, and what can I do to maintain the result?
Ideal results are obtained by undergoing a series of IPL skin rejuvenation treatments. This may be between 2 -6 treatments, depending upon the condition to be treated. After the initial series of photo rejuvenation treatments most of the improvements are permanent however in order to maintain the results some future maintenance may be required and this varies from person to person.
Skincare that compliments the photo rejuvenation treatment should be added into your daily regime. It is highly recommended to commence the use of Skincare that has high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid and other potent Anti-oxidants, 3 weeks prior to your first photo rejuvenation treatment. This should be maintained throughout the entire course of the treatment series and can be continued long term. The use of a zinc based spf30+ sunblock is also highly recommended for long term use.
Other ‘non-invasive’ procedures like Enzyme Peels, Hydrafacials and Microdermabrasion’s can be used in combination with photo rejuvenation for superior results.