IPL Photo Rejuvenation Perth

IPL Photo Rejuvenation Perth

IPL Photo Rejuvenation Perth

Fast Facts

Specialist IPL Clinic - Perth

Great For   Sun damage, pigmentation including freckles, sun and age spots, broken capillaries (telangectasia), rosacea and redness, collagen stimulation and general rejuvenation

Areas Treated   Face, neck, chest (decolletage), shoulders, hands

Down Time   0 - 14 days depending on the pigment present and area treated

Results Duration   Results are long-lasting, but individual results may vary. Many clients like to have a treatment annually for the collagen stimulation effects.

AKA   Intense pulsed light rejuvenation, photo rejuvenation, laser rejuvenation, photofacial, fotofacial, IPL Rejuv

What is IPL Photo Rejuvenation

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for reducing pigmentation, redness and for stimulating collagen.  Highly controlled flashes of filtered light (IPL) are directed onto the skin. The IPL is absorbed by the melanin in pigment spots and blood in superficial blood vessels, and then converted to heat. This heat then selectively destroys the pigment or vascular lesion, leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. In fact, the heat in the dermis stimulates a healing response in the skin, which increases collagen production. The result - bright, clear, beautiful skin. 

Before and after IPL rejuvenation*

Face Before IPL Rejuvenation  Face After IPL Rejuvenation

Cheeks Before IPL Rejuvenation  Cheeks After IPL Rejuvenation

Chest Before IPL Rejuvenation  Chest After IPL Rejuvenation
*Individual results may vary

What can IPL Photo Rejuvenation treat?

We are all born with clear, smooth skin but over time, sun exposure, ageing and some lifestyle factors cause a range of blemishes to appear. Pigmentation, broken capillaries and redness are common, and these are very well treated by IPL Rejuvenation in our Perth and WA country clinics. 

Pigmentation

Sun spots, age spots and freckles, respond very well to Skin Resus IPL Rejuvenation, and generally more than 95% fading is achieved. IPL removes the areas of excess pigmentation leaving the skin smooth and even-coloured. The pigmented spot gradually darkens after the treatment, so that by the next day it can look like tea leaves sprinkled across the treated area. These spots then get a drier and rougher before flaking off after 7 - 14 days, depending on the area treated. After IPL rejuvenation freckles on the face flake off quite quickly and most are gone after a week, while spots on the hands and chest can take up to three weeks to completely go. 

Broken Capillaries and Redness

IPL Photo Rejuvenation in our Perth and WA country clinics is very effective in treating broken capillaries, rosacea and general redness. IPL rejuvenation can eliminate vascular spots and capillaries in one to three treatments. In many cases the treated vessels will disappear immediately. Other times they can shrink and go slightly dusky in colour. These will then fade over the nest 4 - 5 days. Very occasionally, a small bruise can occur at the site. While many broken capillaries will respond to a single IPL treatment, Rosacea and general redness will always require a course of treatments. 

Collagen Stimulation

In addition to eliminating blemishes, IPL acts on the skin's dermis to stimulate collage production. The result is a reduction in fine lines and long-term improvements to the tone and texture of your skin. It's not a face-lift, but your friends will definitely notice that your skin is looking lovely and fresh. There is also very good evidence to show that regular IPL Rejuvenations (one or two every year) can reduce and delay skin ageing by reducing pigmentation, lines and wrinkles and skin laxity. 

Are all IPL treatments the same?

In a word, no. There is a huge difference in the strength, effectiveness and safety of IPL machines on the market, and in the knowledge and experience of the operators. In our Perth and WA country clinics we use the medical strength Lumenis M22 and Palomar Starlux 500 IPL machines, which are top of the range machines and give great results. In Perth, and Western Australia, all IPL treatments are completely unregulated, meaning anyone can buy a machine and start doing treatments. At Skin Resus you can feel confident knowing that all IPL treatments are done by one of our fully qualified and very experienced Registered Nurses. 

What is an IPL Rejuvenation treatment like?

After a thorough consultation, our Nurse will apply eye protection and then spread a thin layer of gel over the area to be treated. The handpiece will then be moved over the skin. Each pulse of light feels the flick of an elastic band. It's best described as uncomfortable, but fast. Most IPL rejuvenation treatments in our Perth and WA clinics take between 15 and 20 minutes. 
After the treatment, your skin may be quite pink and will feel warm, like mild sunburn, usually for about an hour. Swelling can sometimes be seen, but is usually quite mild. Any redness and swelling should resolve in 2 - 3 days. 

Makeup can be worn throughout the entire recovery. We use and recommend Jane Iredale mineral makeup, which is safe to apply after IPL treatments, contains a physical SPF 20 and gives great coverage. Sunscreen and sun protection is most important. We recommend the daily use of an SPF 30+ sunscreen. 

How much does IPL Rejuvenation in Perth Cost?

The cost of IPL rejuvenation depends on the area treated. To decide which treatment is best for you, come in for a free consultation with one of our Registered Nurses.

See our IPL Rejuvenation Price List

Does IPL Rejuvenation have any side effects?

IPL Rejuvenation in our Perth and WA country is very safe however some side effects can occur:

  • Some redness or swelling may be seen after the treatment. Swelling is usually mild but in some cases can be severe.
  • Crusting or blistering can occasionally be seen. This is rare but more common in darker or tanned skins.
  • Hyper-pigmentation (brown spots) may occur, as can loss or reduction of pigment - both are very rare and will usually resolve within a few weeks to months. 

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