Spectrum Superior Intense Pulse Light Treatments
All intense pulse light Treatments are performed by a qualified IPL Therapist who will perform necessary skin test patches 3 to 5 days prior to your treatment. We will provide you with a comprehensive consultation covering price and your treatment plan so you can make an informative decision as your treatment outcome is important to us.
What is S-IPL- Super-Intense Pulsed Light Treatment?
S-IPL is a non invasive medical technology that uses light therapy for permanent hair reduction, eliminating age spots, sun spots, freckles and other unsightly discolourations of the skin, superficial capillaries, port wine stains and other benign vascular lesions. It is also particularly effective for a high percentage of people withrosacea and acne.
How does S-IPL work?
The treatment is applied by placing a hand-held treatment unit on your skin. This generates an intense pulse of light into the skin which is absorbed by elements with colour in the skin. The S-IPL also eliminates hair, employing a method known as selective photothermolysis. This involves disabling hair growth mechanisms by raising the temperature of the hair follicle high enough to damage the follicles germinative cells without damaging the skin and surrounding surface.
The chromophores include melanin- brown (in pigmented areas) and oxyhaemoglobin- (in blood vessels). Once the photons from the light hit the chromophore it turns to heat energy, destroying these abnormal areas, but leaving the healthy skin unscathed.
Who is suitable for S-IPL?
Most people may be treated with S-IPL; however your doctor should determine if your condition is suitable for S-IPL treatments. People with dark skin types, are more prone to risk of hypo and hyperpigmentation, and therefore may not be suitable candidates.
Do Intense Pulsed Light Treatments hurt?
You may feel a slight pinch such as that of a snap of a rubber band, but no local anaesthesia or pain medication is required.
With hair removal, the level of pain reduces with each treatment as there is less hair to treat.
With pigmentation treatments, again the level of pain reduces with each treatment as the amount of pigment is reduced.
Are there any side effects from Intense Pulsed Light treatments?
You may experience some short-term effects. This may include slight redening of the skin or local swelling which goes away within a few hours.
Is there any down time or restrictions on activity after S-IPL?
You can return to work the same day and resume all regular activities. Treated areas must be kept protected from the sun for six weeks after treatment.
How many S-IPL treatments are required?
Permanent Hair Reduction - 6-8 treatments
Reduction of pigmented lesions (sun spots) - 2-3 treatments
Reduction of vascular lesions - up to 4 treatments
Skin Rejuvination 4 - 6 treatments are recommended
Acne treatment - up to 4 treatments
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