What the hell is IPL?

These three letters are on every Sandton girl’s lips, and we break down the skin treatment of the year.

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name for IPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness. Plump up lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen levels in your skin. With Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser treatments, you can treat the face and most body areas to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, reducing the visible signs of ageing.

IPL carefully aims to eliminate unwelcome and unsightly pigmentation, signs of aging or even small veins.  The 30 minute treatment focusses on each individual’s need and skin requirements. The wavelength and filter selected for your treatment will ensure that you get the best possible treatment for your skin type.

IPL Skin treatments using Photo rejuvenation will effectively:

  • Treat Broken veins and capillaries
  • Reduce Redness caused by broken capillaries and Rosacea
  • Eliminate Spider Veins
  • Treat imperfections from sun damage and photo-ageing age spots
  • Even out skin colour for a more youthful rejuvenated look
  • Decrease fine lines and wrinkles

After 1 IPL Skin Rejuvenation session – Photofacial results:

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How does it work?

  • IPL treatments are performed using a handheld device that delivers a broad spectrum of light onto the skin’s surface. The wavelengths of light penetrate deep into the skin tissue to stimulate the cells beneath the skin’s surface, and triggers the body’s response to eliminates injured tissues and dead skin cells.
  • IPL treatments are typically administered in a series of 4-6 treatments performed at intervals of a minimum of 3 weeks. Spreading the treatment over this period provides a gradual improvement of the skin, minimal amount of adverse effects and preserves the important “no downtime” feature of the program.

Is IPL the same as Laser?

IPL technology is based on the same principle as laser but emits a broad spectrum of pulsed light to reach several layers of the skin simultaneously, improving the texture, quality, colour and health of your skin. It can treat multiple conditions simultaneously; including broken veins and capillaries, redness of the skin, age  spots, and pigmentation.

What are the benefits of IPL skin rejuvenation?

In addition to improving uneven skin color, sun damage, facial redness (Rosacea), and pigmentation, the heat energy stimulates new collagen production beneath the skin surface, firming and rejuvenating the skin. After a series of IPL treatments at intervals spaced at 2- 4 weeks apart the skin will appear more luminous, brighter and smoother. Improvements can be seen as soon as 10 days following the first treatment and enhanced results can be seen with each subsequent treatment. The results continue to improve long after the treatment, as IPL stimulates your own natural collagen to rebuild and rejuvenate the skin.

After 2 IPL Skin Rejuvenation sessions – Photofacial results:

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IPL (PhotoFacial) R1500 for full face!

To book visit www.lightscuplt.co.za