Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light Durban

A non-invasive treatment leaving your skin smoother, clearer, brighter and “younger”

Falling under the broad category of photo-rejuvenation, intense pulsed light is a non-invasive treatment that treats skin damage without disruption of the skin’s surface.

Which areas can be treated?

IPL skin treatments DurbanIPL is particularly effective for the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions. IPL can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively, leaving your skin smoother, clearer, brighter and “younger”.  These include the signs of photo-aging or sun damage, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, broken capillaries, benign brown pigment, age spots, mottled pigmentation, poikiloderma and other blemishes.

How is the procedure performed?

A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and the smooth glass surface of the Lumenis One IPL hand piece is gently applied to the affected area/s and pulses of light are applied.  The light energy is transformed into heat energy which affects the chromophore in the target tissue.  The target is fragmented and absorbed without damaging the surrounding tissue, leaving the skin smooth and rejuvenated.

IPL can be tailored to meet your individual condition and skin type and offer superior results and patient satisfaction.

How many treatments are required?

4 – 6 treatments are recommended to achieve the desired effect and a further treatment every six months may be necessary to maintain the effect. To further enhance the effects of Skin Rejuvenation, a Microdermabrasion treatment with the UltraPeel II is recommended 2 weeks post each IPL treatment.

What can I expect from my treatment?

The treatment may feel like a slight sting of a snapping elastic band. By incorporating the use of our Zimmer Cooler with each treatment we are able to dramatically reduce the discomfort and inflammation experienced with this treatment.  Although seldom required an aesthetic cream may be applied or appropriate pain management is administered by our Aesthetic Practitioner. All areas of the face and body can be treated with Intense Pulsed Light.