IPL Skin Pigmentation & Sun Damage
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Skin Pigmentation & Sun Damage
Age spots, sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. These can be successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light.
How does IPL work for Pigmentation?
The Intense Pulse Light System releases short pulses of filtered light which is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates* the melanin-rich cells.
How many treatments are necessary?
Like you, pigmentation is highly individual and response to treatment does vary from person to person. This can be discussed at a consultation prior to treatment.
What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn can be experienced afterwards.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. (Sunbeds, false tan and sunbathing should be avoided during treatment). For some pigmentation, such as melasma, we would not advise using IPL. Any medical conditions will be discussed prior to treatment.
When will I see the results?*
Response to treatment varies for each individual. This can be due to the severity of your pigmentation.
Results may vary from person to person.
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