What is Intense Pulsed Light?
SkinBase™ IPL is a light based therapy used for hair reduction. It can also be used for medical therapies such as vascular lesions, acne and photo rejuvenation.
Results are achieved using a high powered flash handset to deliver intense pulses of light to the treatment area. A variety of cutoff filters block unwanted or damaging wavelengths. The resulting output targets a specific condition or skin structure to achieve the desired result.
What Can Intense Pulsed Light Be Used For?
SkinBase™ IPL emits beams of visible pulsed light onto the skin. This light is absorbed by melanin in the hair and turns into heat energy. Providing there is sufficient melanin in the hair this heat disables the hair follicle so it can no longer produce a hair.
Permanent hair reduction is only possible if the hair is in the anagen growth phase. Only approximately 30% of hairs are in this growth phase at any one time which is why for permanent hair reduction, most areas of the body will need between 6-10 treatments. This can vary from client to client.
Which areas can be treated?
Unwanted hair can be removed from most parts of the body including legs, upper lip & chin, bikini line, underarm, back. A slight warm tingling sensation best describes the feeling experienced during a SkinBase™ IPL treatment. This is minimised further by a specially developed cryo-handset. The SkinBase™ IPL is infinitely more comfortable than most conventional methods like waxing, laser and electrolysis and many other IPL or laser systems.
Each therapy uses a particular wavelength to target the problem areas. The treatments have fantastic results for a number of skin conditions including; rosacea, pigmentation, acne, broken blood vessels, red and blue facial veins, fine lines and wrinkles.
Photorejuvenation is a broad term used to describe the treatment of photo ageing including wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots. The skin can be damaged due to a number of reasons including over exposure to the sun, hormonal changes, chemicals in soaps and shampoos and due to genetic predispositions.
The SkinBase™ IPL treatment will help to:
- Reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines
- Treat sun damage, age spots brown pigmentation and solar lentigines
- Improve overall skin tone
- Give the skin a smoother appearance
For photorejuvenation treatments, a course of 3-6 treatments, 2-3 weeks apart is recommended intervals for best results. The treatment is pain free.
Scarring caused by acne is very different to any other scar as it is caused by a defecit of collagen in the particular area. After the acne has subsided, the skin needs collagen to heal and if the skin underlying the subsided acne doesn’t have any, this can lead to ‘ice pick scars’.
The SkinBase™ IPL medical treatment for acne not only targets the acne to prevent future outbreaks but floods the area with collagen in order for the skin to be able to heal itself properly, preventing scars and helping to reduce the appearance of existing ones.
We recommend a course of 3-4 treatments at 2-3week Monopolar (Capacitive RF)
As we age, the connective tissue and collagen in our face becomes less supportive and we start to lose the ‘plumpness’ or elasticity we once had.
Our skin begins to age at 25, although most people will not see any noticeable changes until into their 30s. The SkinBase™ IPL treatment helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by flooding the area with collagen, plumping the skin and smoothing out existing wrinkles. The extra collagen will also help the skin regain some of its youthful glow.
To find out more about our treatments, services and to discuss your wishes then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
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