Frequently asked questions
What conditions can Ipl skin rejuvenation treat?
IPL treatment can help reduce the visible effects of red, flushed skin, rosacea, broken capillaries, pigmented lesions, large pores, sun damage discolouration, mild acne and uneven skin tone. It’s suitable for use on the face, neck, chest and hands
How does IPL skin rejuventation work?
The Ellipse treatment works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer of the skin. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals – melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood cells.
Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen.
This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis.
What results can i expect?
Clients can see an improvement after just one treatment, but we advise our clients that it usually takes two to three sessions before they begin to see a noticeable difference in their skin’s tone and texture.
Your skin is always subject to change as a result of sun exposure and the natural ageing process.
After completing a full course of treatments, and once you are happy with how your skin looks, we recommend occasional “top up” sessions to keep the skin looking fresh. This may be necessary once or twice a year but will depend on your skin and how it responds to the treatment.
Does IPL treatment hurt?
Most people find it quite comfortable, but some do experience mild discomfort.
Often, people describe the sensation of a warm light flick.
What precautions should i take before and after treatment?
1.No sun exposure or sunbathing for a minimum of four weeks before IPL treatment. During this time, daily application of SPF30 sun cream is advisable.
2.No false tanning products on the area for a minimum of two weeks before IPL treatment.
Please advise your therapist if you are taking any medication or if there are any changes in your medical circumstances prior to commencing IPL treatment.
3.After treatment, avoid sun exposure and sunbathing for a minimum of four weeks. Apply SPF30 sun cream to the treated area daily.
4.Avoid additional heat to the treated area, such as steam rooms, saunas, or exercising for 24 hours.
Avoid applying any creams, soaps or lotions to the treated areas for 24 hours after IPL treatment.
How long does the treatment take and how much is a treatment?
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to 4o minutes.
Depending on the condition to be treated, three to six sessions, spaced at four - six weeks apart, are generally required.
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Are there any side effects?
Side effects from IPL skin rejuvenation are minimal.
Some patients may have mild redness for up to 12 hours, but this usually subsides in less time, typical client calms after 2-4 hours.
Some clients may experience varying degrees of localised swelling which can last for one to four days after treatment. Your therapist will discuss any possible side effects with you during your consultation.
If treating pigmentation, you will notice the pigment initially getting darker for five to 10 days.
If hair growth is present in the area to be treated, there may be a risk of semi permanent/ permanent hair reduction.