About the IPL Treatment
IPL also known as Intense Pulsed Light is most commonly known as “Photo Rejuvenation”.
Throughout our lifetime imperfections can appear on our face, neck, hands and chest preventing us from looking and feeling our best. IPL treatment gives you one convenient solution to treat many skin concerns in one go, quickly and with minimal discomfort and with little to no downtime. An IPL treatment is clinically proven to stimulate collagen production and targets many skin concerns all in one session!
How does the treatment work?
It is pulsed light therapy, therefore pulses of light target and eradicate broken vessels and pigmented lesions at the surface of your skin without harming the surrounding tissue. As a result, you enjoy clearer skin that looks younger and rejuvenated. It will treat broken capillaries, pigmentation or brown spots and clients tend to see results after just one IPL session. A course of up to three treatments is recommended for maximum results.
What are the Benefits of IPL?
- Efficient, easy removal of vascular and pigmented lesions
- Comfortable, convenient facial treatment sessions
- Rapid recovery with little to no downtime
- Sessions can be quick or sometimes combined with a skin peel for optimum results
- Stimulates collagen production, which promotes skin health
- Reduces inflammation from rosacea and redness
- Improves the overall appearance of the skin
- Sun spots – age spots
- Freckles – pigment
- Sun damage – discolouration
- Solar lentigines
- Spider veins
- Broken vessels – thread veins
- Facial redness
- Fine lines and wrinkles – ageing skin
- Redness, and flushing
- Acne-like papules, pustules, and patches
- Rosacea swelling, inflammation, and discomfort
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light deliver pulses of light to destroy broken vessels or thread veins that are responsible for contributing to redness/rosacea. After your IPL session for a few weeks post treatment the body continues to absorb blood vessels, causing facial redness to reduce. IPL is very effective for reducing redness and rosacea. Rosacea treatment with IPL requires a course of treatments for optimal results.
IPL treatment can reduce rosacea redness to reveal clearer looking skin in just a few easy treatments, providing a more permanent result than topical creams.
The Alma Superior IPL operator guides the light from the flash-lamp to the treatment area. Ultra sound gel is applied to the skin for a nice cooling affect. The unique system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics can reach your skin.
The light that is allowed through is absorbed by haemoglobin, which is the red pigment in blood. The light from the IPL flash-lamp heats up the haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands and slows down the overproduction of oil that leads to acne. This allows for more thorough heating across the entirety of the blood vessel, providing treatment for the skin’s deepest facial vessels.
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) rejuvenating treatment is a superior system that enhances your skins tone, texture and appearance. Our Laser specialists target many skin issues, ranging from sun spots to rosacea on the face, neck, hands and chest and acne. This non-invasive treatment is ideal for reducing pigmentation rosacea and other skin imperfections because it is easily tailored to your specific needs and skin care goals.
After a consultation and patch test to assess your suitability for the treatment your laser specialist will book you in for treatment in as little as 24 hours later. Your skin will be cleansed and you will be given full black out goggles to wear during treatment. Your laser specialist will apply some ultrasound gel to enhance the comfort of your treatment and your session will begin. During the treatment you will experience a flashing light although your eyes will be fully protected with metal black out goggles, you will also experience a sensation similar to the snap of an elastic band which most clients describing the sensation of the treatment as a mild sunburn sensation. Treatment times are generally 30mins for IPL alone or with a peel it may take 45 minutes to an hour.
Side effects of the treatment can vary. For pigment or sun damage typical after effects of the treatment consist of, slight redness, immediate darkening of the pigment (this is what we want to see) followed by crusting or flaking of the pigment over the next 5-7 days. This is your body natural response to the pigment and your pigment will be visibly lighter and or removed completely.
For vascular imperfections, redness and rosacea treatments, you can expect redness, some mild swelling or puffiness and darkening of the blood vessels, over the next 2-4 weeks your body will naturally re-absorb these treated vessels and they will disappear.
Most clients enjoy visibly healthier skin two weeks post their IPL treatment. The body naturally eliminates damaged cells and clears broken capillaries away, revealing a healthier and smoother complexion.
Individuals looking to reduce skin imperfections, signs of ageing, rosacea, redness and sun damage can benefit from IPL laser therapy. If you would like to learn more about which treatment is more suited to your skin concern why not book in for a skin consultation at the clinic.
- Face from €130 – 150
- Medium Area from €200 – €300
- Large Area (body) from €300