Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a versatile non-invasive treatment option for a range of aesthetic issues. In particular, it is used for photorejuvenation – a process that improves the appearance of photo-aged skin. This leaves the skin looking less sun-damaged and more youthful. IPL is effective in removing hereditary and brown age-spots (sun-induced freckles/ solar lentigines/ ‘liver spots’) and the red lines caused by broken capillaries.
IPL is suitable for patients with active lifestyles. It has minimal downtime and a low risk of side effects. This gentle and non-ablative treatment quickly and safely recovers the appearance of sun-damaged skin. It can be used on any skin areas (face, chest, neck and hands) – virtually anywhere that shows sun damage.
IPL is a quick treatment with little downtime. The treated area post therapy is a little red for a day or two. Brown spots (solar lentigines, freckles) temporarily become a little darker before peeling off. The improved faded appearance is usually evident two weeks after treatment.