IPL stands for intense pulsed light which can be used to rejuvenate the skin over a number of treatments. It is generally used to reduce the appearance of different signs of ageing and discolouration including freckles, redness, wrinkles and more. The technology can also be used to reduce acne, pigmentation, sun damage, freckles, broken capillaries, freckles and much more.
Photorejuvenation can improve skin quality
Skin quality can be improved with multiple IPL treatments which are generally applied to the face. The light itself is produced in a broad spectrum of wavelengths and is not the same as a laser. It is an intensified form of artificial light that will be dispersed at a variety of depths in order to treat a range of skin conditions that may span deeper into the skin.
IPL or laser treatment?
IPL is suited to less serious skin conditions such as superficial pigmentation (on the outer layer of skin) and redness. Lasers are generally more effective at treating conditions which are significant such as scarring, deep pigmentation (expanding into the dermis) and deep wrinkles. Laser treatment is also a constant stream of light that penetrates the skin while IPL is a rapidly flashing beam of light that is ‘pulsed’.
What can IPL be used to treat?
IPL has been used for laser hair removal as well as skin photorejuvenation. Dr Anh may use IPL to:
- Improve your complexion
- Reduce redness such as broken capillaries
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Hair removal
FAQs - IPL Perth
Your budget, the condition of your skin, what you want to achieve and the number of treatments you want to partake in will determine whether you receive IPL or laser treatment. Dr Anh will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation, and may be able to perform the treatment during the same consultation. Dr Anh and her team will evaluate the condition of your skin and recommend the best solution.
Different patients experience this treatment differently. Some patients describe the sensation as a tingling or light stinging feeling, although it should be no more painful than plucking or receiving a wax. Dr Anh and her team will always strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible, if you do feel any discomfort please let our staff know.
The number of treatments will depend on what you want to achieve. Most people need upward of four treatments although best results are experienced with 6-10 treatments that should be performed at least two weeks apart.
If you are ready for a consultation about your desired treatment or procedure please call Dr Anh today on (08) 9322 2659