Intense Pulsed Light / IPL
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Intense Pulsed Light / IPL

Area Face
Age range > 20s
Method Laser Treatments
Downtime None
Approval FDA Approved
Price range 200
100% Worth it! rating (1 reviews)

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Intense Pulsed Light / IPL Treatment

IPL / INTENSE PULSED LIGHT 
A photo facial uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy to treat sun damage, wrinkles, stretch marks or any form of discoloration of the skin. IPL works by releasing short pulses of light that are then absorbed by the skin. It is most commonly used as a hair removal technique but is also useful in the removal of redness – diffused facial redness - and thread veins on the face. It works by constricting blood vessels and stimulating collagen beneath the skin’s surface.  

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH IPL
A 15 to 30 minute treatment in which the IPL “gun” is directed at the target area. A small, intense sensation may be felt. Skin may be burnt as a result of this treatment so expect a little redness and swelling post treatment. Although it is possible to see improvement after a single visit it usually takes 3 or 4 sessions before you start seeing real results. IPL tends to be sold in courses of 6 sessions.

BENEFITS OF IPL
Clearer, smoother, potentially flawless skin. For some it works to smoothe away fine lines and wrinkles too.

POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES
The treatment may burn sensitive skin if carried out incorrectly. Stripes, known as zebra stripes, left on the body have been reported. This is as a result of burning and is not very uncommon. A good practitioner should know whether or not the treatment is suitable for your skin type.

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1 Reviews

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    medal_transparent patmac147

    Worth it!      21 July, 2017 - 13:47

    I used to have quite bad red veins around my nose and some pigmentation on the cheeks. I had been going to the same place for years for facials and other treatments and the clinic owner mentioned IPL which I was a little reluctant about as I was afraid of having lasers on my skin at all. But she persuaded me it would be great for my skin. I had a course of 5 treatments on my face. I have to say 14 months on my skin is looking very even all over. The red veins and pigmentation cleared completely and the overall look is lovely and even. I now used the Image Skincare SPF every day, which is tinted, and it has helped maintain the even tone. Loads of people have commented on my skin. I think I actually do look younger which I didn't even expect. Big thumbs up.