IPL for Pigmentation and Vascular

IPL pigmentation delivers a wide spectrum of wavelengths of light energy, targeting a number of different skin structures simultaneously and enabling minimisation of broken capillaries, pigmentation and skin irregularities. Dilated capillaries coagulate, pigmented lesions darken and then shed off and new collagen fibres are laid down, giving the skin a renewed and more youthful appearance.

Why have IPL for Pigmentation?

This treatment will:

  • Effectively fade and remove age spots, sun spots and discolouration; and
  • Greatly improve overall skin tone, texture and radiance.

What areas can be treated?

  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Decollate
  • Full face
  • Full face and neck
  • Full face, neck and chest
  • Neck
  • Nose

Allow 10 – 45 minutes

How Does it work?

Heat is transmitted through the IPL light into the pigmented skin. The light is attracted to the dark pigmentation and draws out the discolouration to the surface of the skin.

The skin then begins the healing process of correcting the pigmentation affected area. A test patch is required prior to your treatment to make sure the treatment is suitable and also to determine the best settings for the patient.

How many treatments are needed?

During your consultation our clinician will be able to advise how many treatments they expect you need in order to achieve the best results. The number of treatments required will differ between individuals and will depend on the severity of the pigmentation. On average, usually between 2 and 4 treatments are required. Following the treatment, using a SPF50 sunscreen will assist with minimising the pigmentation from reoccurring.

Who should be treated with IPL for pigmentation?
  • Not suitable for dark skin types.
  • Not suitable for treatment of hormonal pigmentation
  • Not suitable for patients who have been on Roaccutane in the past 6 months.
  • Not suitable if patient has open wounds, infections, rosacea, psoriasis or dermatitis.
  • Not suitable during pregnancy.
How to prepare for your appointment:
  • A compulsory test patch must be performed within the week prior to having this treatment.
  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to any IPL treatment.
  • The skin must be free from spray tan or tanning creams.
  • If treating an area covered in hair, the hair must be shaved 12-24hrs prior to coming for your treatment.
  • Stop any medications that may cause excessive bleeding
  • Discontinue antibiotics (if recommended)- Please consult your GP before stopping any medications
Treatment Cost:

$50 – $350