One of the most effective ways of reversing sun damage and evening out your natural facial tone is through our Melbourne IPL treatment photo facial. Also known as photorejuvenation, IPL therapy has a lot of benefits including boosting collagen production, tightening the skin, improving facial contour, treating vascular lesions, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, treating acne scars, skin redness and tightening pores on the face, neck, and chest.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a powerful light used in skin rejuvenation to penetrate the skin without damaging it. It uses different wavelengths to treat a variety of skin problems for rejuvenation. Skin conditions usually clear up after a few weeks of using IPL to stimulate skin rejuvenation in the dermis and epidermis. It works by increasing the production of elastin fibre and collagen, while the outer layers are protected from any damage.
Instead, it induces the natural healing mechanism of the skin with a controlled injury. IPL rejuvenation treatments have an impact on acne, can target dark pigments to get rid of spots, improve skin texture, and constrict blood vessels to reduce spider veins or broken capillaries.
Your guide to IPL treatments
Our IPL Pigment treatment in Melbourne is more of an intense light source than a laser. Although you could use this to describe a laser as well, the IPL laser is more intense. It emits a high-intensity light pulse on the skin rather than the precise calibration that is more common with laser beams on a specific wavelength. So, IPL uses a broader range of wavelengths, which makes it very effective in treating several skin conditions.
When you visit a clinic with an IPL machine, they can treat a variety of skin conditions, including hair removal. If the clinic only has one laser machine, it may only be able to attend to one specific skin condition. IPL is not without its disadvantages, as the results are not as dramatic as with lasers. Therefore, it could take as much as three sessions to get the desired results as opposed to faster effects with lasers.
Before undergoing your rejuvenation treatment with IPL, you may need to make some lifestyle changes to minimize the possibilities of complications. Unlike most laser treatments for face, neck, and other parts of the body, IPL doesn’t have significant downtime. You could even have your IPL done during your lunch break all done within 30 minutes meaning, you can get back to work that same day.
No doubt, there are horror stories associated with skin rejuvenation treatments with IPL. A significant number of these complaints talk about orange peel skin, loss of skin tone, and many other effects, and are the direct opposite of what is expected with intense pulsed light therapy. However, most of these complaints result from not taking the required precautionary measures before IPL treatment.
Precautionary measures should include avoiding using any Vitamin A acid on your face, including alpha-hydroxy acids, Accutane, tretinoin, glycolic acid and retinoic acid. IPL skin rejuvenation treatments have lots of happy stories as well, more and more satisfied people report having brighter skin, seeing spots on their faces fade, and have a clearer complexion and complete reversal of sun damage.
Side effects include scabbing, dark patches, which is shared with dark-skinned people, blisters, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and skin redness. Also, it is recommended that to avoid risks you should make sure that you are not tanned.
Before and after IPL
To reduce the possibility of any side effects, you should take a few precautions after your IPL photo facial treatments. After your IPL, apply a full spectrum sunscreen and moisturiser immediately. It is best you use this on your face every day for at least a month to prevent skin damage. Also, stay away from the sun throughout undertaking IPL, you can, however, apply makeup after each session if you wish.
For at least two days after your IPL, don’t take any hot baths, engage in strenuous exercises that result in sweating, or pick on the treated area on your face in the case of acne. Skin care is a serious business, so you have to make sure everything is done right to get the best results. During your intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort. However, all these may depend on your chosen physician and their expertise in performing IPL.
Your chosen physician must be someone you trust. You must consider their level of training, level of confidence and experience with rejuvenation treatments. After finding a certified physician experienced with skin rejuvenation, you should always book a consultation with them before letting any laser touch your skin.
To rejuvenate your skin and reverse the effects of sun damage to produce effective results, will only be possible when you are in the right hands. With an in-depth consultation, you will be able to find out important factors like the cost, if the IPL treatment is right for you and other things to help on your skin rejuvenation journey. The physician can also examine the age spots on your face or take a look at your hair if you’re going to have hair removal treatment.
After a detailed consultation, your physician will let you know the perfect skin rejuvenate treatment plan for you and the amount of intense pulsed light (IPL) sessions you will need for maximum results. When your physician has a complete picture of your medical conditions and goals, they will be able to design the best skin rejuvenation treatment plan for you.
So, be prepared to discuss your previous surgeries, medications, allergies, past and present medical conditions, and every other thing needed to get rid of those blemishes successfully. The cost of IPL varies from one clinic to another, so you have to request a specific quote to get an idea of yours.
How long your skin rejuvenation results last after IPL will depend on what you are treating and how large the treatment area is. Usually, you may need to go through up to six IPL treatments to achieve the best results. IPL treatments can also help with spider veins, flushing, and brown spots.
While you may enjoy the effect of this treatment for a long time, it is not a permanent procedure as it doesn’t stop the ageing process of the skin. Therefore, it is inevitable that blemishes and wrinkles will appear over time. This is one of the reasons why some people choose to undergo IPL multiple times over several years.
One thing is for sure with IPL; is that it will get effective results when done by competent hands. Be sure to take the necessary maintenance steps after your IPL and enjoy the effects for a long time. Glowing skin is possible with IPL treatment Melbourne, so visit SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors close to your location now!