We are all born with clear, smooth skin but over time, sun exposure, ageing and some lifestyle factors cause a range of blemishes to appear. Pigmentation, broken capillaries and redness are common, and these are very well treated by IPL Rejuvenation in our Floreat clinic.
Sun spots, age spots and freckles, respond very well to Skin Resus IPL Rejuvenation, and generally more than 95% fading is achieved. IPL removes the areas of excess pigmentation leaving the skin smooth and even in colour. The pigmented spot gradually darkens after the treatment, so that by the next day it can look like tea leaves sprinkled across the treated area. These spots then get a drier and rougher before flaking off after 7 – 14 days, depending on the area treated. After IPL rejuvenation, freckles on the face flake off quite quickly and most are gone after a week, while spots on the hands and chest can take up to three weeks to completely go.
Broken Capillaries and Redness
IPL Skin Rejuvenation is very effective in treating the skin’s broken capillaries, rosacea and general redness. IPL Skin Rejuvenation can eliminate vascular spots and capillaries in one to three treatments. In many cases the treated vessels will disappear immediately. Other times they can shrink and go slightly dusky in colour. These will then fade over the next 4 – 5 days. Occasionally, a small bruise can occur at the site. While many broken capillaries will respond to a single IPL treatment, rosacea and general redness will always require a course of treatments to achieve the desired result. As with all treatments for rosacea, the aim of IPL Rejuvenation is to manage rather than cure.
In addition to eliminating blemishes, IPL acts on the skin’s dermis to stimulate collage production. The result is a reduction in fine lines and long-term improvements to the tone and texture of your skin. It’s not a face-lift, but your friends will definitely notice that your skin is looking lovely and fresh. There is also very good evidence to show that regular IPL Rejuvenations (2 – 3 per year) can reduce and delay skin ageing by reducing pigmentation, lines and wrinkles and skin laxity.