IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
Intense pulsed light Systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that treat skin imperfections. IPL activates natural collagen and elastin production in the active skin cells (fibroblasts), improving the skin’s overall texture and complexion. Skin rejuvenation treatments overall improve the skin’s colour and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimises open pores.
How it works
The IPL release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the melanin in freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The pigmented area absorbs the light and is heated, and is removed by skin renewal. Following treatment, the pigmented area turns darker and may crust. Over the following weeks the pigmented area will gradually flake away from the skin leaving little trace of the original mark.
Skin rejuvenation is a treatment to resurface your skin, or to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.
Conditions that can be treated include: Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots, melasma, or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure. Vascular conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood filled blisters or even a constant flush of facial redness.
|The treatment works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands. Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.Skin after IPL irradiation will have two effects:Bio-stimulation: the role of intense pulsed light on the skin produced by photochemical effects, so dermal layer of collagen fibers and elastic fibers within the molecular structure of chemical change, to restore the original flexibility. In addition, it generates light and heat, and enhancing vascular function, improve the circulation to remove wrinkles, shrink pores of treatment.Pyrogenation theory: Because the tumor tissue content of the pigment group is far more than the normal skin, after its absorption of light produced is also higher than skin temperature. Temperature difference between the use of their vascular lesions, closed rupture of pigment decomposition, but not damage normal tissue.Multi-wavelength, intense pulse, broad spectrum phototherapy quantify the decomposition will form a light quantum, with the quantitative decomposition of the light quantum light skin, it can reach the skin at all levels, decompose abnormal pigment cells; destruction of hair follicles; close abnormal vessels; while stimulating collagen protein hyperplasia, elastic fiber rearrange to reach freckle, hair removal, eliminate redness, whitening effect.|
People with serious diseases are asked to please take caution and discuss the effect that the treatment might have on their health with their physician.
People are considered non-candidates if they have cancer, are epileptic, have recently been through surgery, have Hepatitis C, have kidney disease of any kind, are menstruating, pregnant or nursing.
Other health risks include hormone treatment, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin diseases and bleeding disorders.
Any persons with medical / electronic / metal / plastic / silicone implants and or instruments are at risk when treated with radio frequency.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT TREATED AREAS ARE NOT EXPOSED TO: SUNLIGHT, HEAT, CHEMICALS and/or ALCOHOL.
- Discontinue sun exposure 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
- Do not use fake tan 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
- Use an SPF 50 daily.
- If you have a history of herpes close to the area being treated, it is recommended that you take antiviral medication before the treatment.
What are the side effects?
The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment. However, most clients experience no side effects and the redness usually disappears within a couple of hours. Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form. It is possible that some hair loss will occur in the area treated, and it could be permanent, so men should consider this possibility before agreeing to treatment of their beard area
Contra-indications – when not to have a treatment:
- Recent sunburn
- Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
- History of seizures
- Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
- Active infections
- Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
- Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)
- Removing hair by the root e.g. waxing or tweezing 4 weeks prior to treatment (hair removal only)
- Photo sensitising medications are best avoided
- Steriods: Skin photorejuvenation induces a wound healing process to improve the production of collagen. Steroids, however, decrease the synthesis of collagen, and thus interfere with treatment.