We all need sunshine for Vitamin D that keeps our bones and immune system healthy and for a mood boost but too much UV exposure can damage the skin and cause premature aging. We can reverse some of these signs of skin aging such as freckles, age spots and loss of elasticity with ntense Pulsed Light treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light treatment, or IPL for short, works in several ways to reverse the signs of aging-
-The light impulses create a heat reaction in melanin in the skin so excess amounts are broken down and passed through the system. This helps to fade age spots and freckles.
-Broken capillaries are cauterised so less blood flows to thread veins and red patches. This, over time, fades them so the complexion is more even.
-It kickstarts the skin’s natural healing process so more collagen is produced and the overall condition of the skin is improved.
We use the most precise and powerful IPL system available and the treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t require stitches, scalpels or recovery time. We advise that you avoid too much UV exposure for a month or two prior to treatment as the system works better on fairer skin and when there’s more of a colour contrast between the skin and any imperfections. This will also help minimise further damage and we advise that you use an SPF of at least 30 afterwards. Pain sensation will vary from person to person but many compare it to being flicked by an elastic band and your skin may feel slightly red and burned afterwards.
IPL treatment is an effective and safe way of rejuvenating your skin. If you would like to know more about this or any of our other rejuvenation treatments, contact us today to speak to a member of our team.