IPL at LAB Skin Clinic, Neutral Bay. Call 02 9170 4693
IPL treatments at LAB Skin Clinic, Neutral Bay, using our latest technology, are the most clinically advanced in the world today. An IPL treatment will give you younger, clearer and smoother looking skin and it cures various skin disorders as well.
Harnessing the latest technologies for Australia, IPL is super fast and super effective on a range of skin conditions including:
Hair reduction | Pigmentation | Vascular lesions | Skin rejuvenation | Acne
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an advanced, avant-garde technology, which refers to the bursts of light emitted by a xenon “flash lamp” properly channeled to the surface of the skin through appropriate focussing optics.
This technology is the most effective and most comfortable system on the pulsed light market: energy is transmitted in the form of a single pulse of constant power. This technological advance makes it possible to work with optimal efficiency.
Unlike lasers, IPL devices release their light in a broad spectrum and a wide range of wave lengths, which means a large variety of aesthetic problems can be treated.
How IPL Works
When IPL penetrates the skin, the light is absorbed by natural pigments: melanin, haemoglobin and water, called, chromophores. Chromophores turn the light into heat and direct it to the treatment target.
IPL is used for permanent hair reduction and skin rejuvenation
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Intense Pulsed Light is a proven technology for measurable and effective skin rejuvenation results – in particular when applied to the face, neck, lower neckline, décolletage, and hands.
Intense Pulsed Light can seriously help you minimize or permanently eradicate:
- Superficial but unattractive vascular problems (redness, rosacea, telangiectasias….)
- Uneven pigmentation, age spots (solar lentigines) and freckles
- Small wrinkles and crow’s feet.
- The unsightly signs of acne
- A distended and flabby skin
The immediate visible effects are:
- Improved skin complexion
- More even tone and clarity
- Immediate improvement of skin texture
- Closing of open pores
Click on the link below to book an Initial Consultation or call us on 02 9170 4693 to chat to someone about your possible requirements.
Benefits of IPL
- Suitable for most skin types (you will need an initial diagnostic evaluation to test this)
- Will remove pigmentation (sun spots), freckles, broken capillaries, Rosacea,
- Eradicates acne, remove acne scarring and significantly reduces acne pitting
- Reduces open pores, brightens complexion and minimises flushing
- Evens out skin tone
- Increases collagen and elastin production
- Helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- Comfortable (clients with a very low pain threshold may feel a little sting)
- Quick and simple…
- NO downtime
- NO risks
- Our experienced operators are qualified and we have performed almost 2,000,000 successful procedures
How does an IPL Skin Rejuvenation work?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) handpiece is applied over your skin and a series of flashes (pulses) are emitted at regular short intervals. The light penetrates the epidermal layers of the skin and is absorbed by the dermis. The heat impairs the vessel and the body begins a natural healing process by increasing fibroblastic activity, which is responsible for producing collagen in the skin, and a correct layer organization is induced
As you age fibroblastic levels decrease, showing more signs of ageing. By increasing fibroblastic activity lines will be softened, the skin will be more hydrated, the blood supply is stimulated and oxygen flow to the tissues is increased resulting in a wonderful youthful glow.
IPL and SPL also increase protein synthesis. Muscles are largely made up of protein, so by stimulating and increasing synthesis they become more lifted, plumped and rejuvenated and the skin appears more refined with softened lines and wrinkles
Is an IPL Facial Treatment safe?
IPL and SPL parameters ensure safe and effective operation. IPL technology has been safely used for over 30 years and ongoing clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness.
Does it hurt?
It is not painful, although it can make you jump at high energy levels and you may feel an uncomfortable sting if you want a strong result. Most clients tolerate IPL treatments extremely well because the cooled head creates surface numbing, which keeps the procedure as pain free as possible.
While you comfortably relax on a treatment bed with protective eye goggles, your therapist will apply a cool, clear gel onto the treatment area and a smooth crystal handpiece is gently placed in contact with the gel. A flash of light lasting a few milliseconds is delivered to the treatment site (this can make you jump). This process is repeated with an overlapping until the entire area has been treated.
How many treatments are necessary?
Many clients report excellent results after just three to four sessions, but everyone is different and the exact number of session will be determined by the result being targeted. For some clients, a more aggressive treatment is possible, which delivers even faster results. Ongoing maintenance may be necessary to maintain results; however that will depend upon lifestyle. The more effective you are at protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, the less need you will have for IPL facial treatments in the future. While times may vary, optimal results typically peak within eight to twelve weeks.
Are there any side effects?
There are a few contra-indications for certain skin types but this is determined during your initial diagnostic consultation.
Any side effects will be detailed and are only ever superficial. After a treatment, it is possible your skin may appear flushed, hyper-brown pigmented or dirty-looking, spots may appear darker and capillaries may be more visible. This is perfectly normal and occurs because the abnormal pigment starts to appear on the surface of the skin. This will naturally exfoliate after about 3 to 7 days.