IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is an FDA approved treatment similar to laser technology. A bright light is aimed at the skin using various filters so that it only targets specific areas of the skin.
Unlike most laser treatments, which typically only match one type of light, Intense Pulsed Light treatments use a broad spectrum that is used with filters in order to be able to use it to combat several different conditions in one treatment, even contributing to reducing pore size.
There is minimal downtime associated with this treatment, and the feeling during treatment is usually compared by patients to a rubber band pinging on the skin.Book consultation
Conditions that can be treated include dyschromia (brown or red discolouration of the skin), redness, sun spots, and spider veins or visible blood vessels.
During the treatment, light energy turns to heat, which damages or destroys the unwanted structures. The body then flushes these structures away using natural repair mechanisms to leave you with a more even skin tone. As well as benefits for the evenness and colour of the skin, it can brighten your youthful glow and helps to add small amounts of collagen back into the skin near its surface which improves texture.
Conditions treated with IPL
Redness is a very common indication that is experienced by many people at some time in their life, potentially causing psychological and self-confidence issues. These, in turn, can affect social and professional interactions, leading to a more isolated lifestyle.
Primarily, people will experience redness in the facial area – particularly around the nose, the cheeks, and the chin. T...Read on Book consultation
Over 45 million people across the globe are affected by rosacea, which, while not life-threatening, can certainly cause self-confidence issues for a sufferer. There are various forms that rosacea can take, whether that is redness, blushing, pustules, small visible blood vessels, and raised spots or lumps.
Rosacea can also appear on various parts of the body, but the most common area is t...Read on Book consultation
Brown or greyish spots and patches in appearance, Melasma (or Chloasma) is a skin concern primarily found in adult women between the ages of 20 and 40. It can affect men as well, and is usually more pronounced in the summer months. It is not contagious or a disease, but it can be unpleasant and upsetting type of Read on Book consultation
There are special cells (melanocytes) in the skin that make melanin, a pigment that affects the colour of skin.
When these special cells are damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected; some disorders affect the entire body, whereas others just affect patches of skin. High levels of melanin cause darker skin, low levels cause lighter skin, and total or partial lack of melanin re...Read on Book consultation
One of the most common problems we treat patients for at PHI Clinic is facial veins. Face veins, or telangiectasia varicose veins, are small clusters of veins that run close to the surface of the skin that have become enlarged.
They are caused when the tiny valves in the circulation system stop working effectively, causing a backlog of blood flow. This backlog leads to the veins swelling...Read on Book consultation
Before and after IPL treatment
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