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SOS with IPL: Smooth Our Skin with Intense Pulsed Light

September 10,2014 | Posted by: cmc-dashboard

At The Cosmetic Medicine Centre in Brisbane, one of our most frequently requested skin rejuvenation treatments involves a process known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). It’s an effective way to smooth away areas of uneven pigmentation, spotting, and redness.

Face lifts and other surgical procedures are invasive and carry the potential for risk. IPL treatments are ideal for patients who simply want to revitalise their appearance without recovery downtime.

What is IPL Therapy?

Intense pulsed light therapy is a photorejuvenation treatment, meaning it uses light to rejuvenate the skin. A key advantage of IPL skin treatments is that outstanding results can be achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk to the patient.

When performed by experienced aesthetic professionals such as those you’ll find at The Cosmetic Medicine Centre, IPL therapy is an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of facial spider veins and erase brown spots due to ageing and sun damage. 

IPL skin rejuvenation is a good choice for younger patients whose skin needs only a gentle boost, rather than a major overhaul. It also suits the needs of baby boomers who want to revitalise their appearance, but want minimal recovery time.

Recovery from IPL Therapy

Unlike many laser techniques, IPL therapy for skin rejuvenation is non-ablative. In other words, no skin is removed during treatment.

After-effects of IPL therapy such as swelling, redness, and facial flushing, are minor and usually disappear within a few hours or days of the treatment. As a result, recovery is relatively easy and most of our patients return to their everyday routine immediately.

IPL treatments can be combined with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other facial treatments that target the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. Because IPL treatments target deeper layers of the skin, they may be safely performed in conjunction with other, more superficial treatments.

IPL Therapy for Smoother, More Youthful Skin

IPL therapy also stimulates the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in “crepey” lines, making the skin smooth and youthfully supple.

The benefits of IPL photo-rejuvenation become more pronounced over time. Up to five full-face IPL skin rejuvenation treatments, spaced several weeks apart are normally required for optimal results.

If you’d like to revitalise your appearance with IPL skin rejuvenation therapy and you live in the Brisbane area, we invite you to contact The Cosmetic Medicine Centre today and schedule a caring consultation with your team.