(Intense Pulse Light)
How does it work
IPL therapy uses many wavelengths of light to target unwanted skin pigment or vascular skin conditions. The light waves pass through the top layer of skin (epidermis) searching for reds or browns. When these colors are detected, the light damages the cells which allows the body to absorb the unwanted pigment.
Prices vary. Full face $280
What can I expect
After thoroughly cleansing your skin, protective goggles will be adjusted to fit you properly. IPL is bright! Even though you have goggles on you will still see a flash internally. We then apply ultrasound gel and begin the treatment. You will feel a snap on your skin, like an elastic band. Discomfort ranges from client to client but most treatments are well tolerated.
How frequently do I need treatments
What happens after each treatment
Every skin condition and client satisfaction is different. We will re-assess your skin 4 weeks after your treatment and discuss whether you need more. Most clients need 3-6 sessions to see full resolution of their skincare concerns. Follow-up treatments may be needed yearly, depending on what the condition is we are treating. Some may never come back!
After your session warmth, redness and sometimes swelling may be experienced. These side effects could last a few hours to a full day. If pigmentation is being treated, it will become darker over 24 hours before it is absorbed back into the body over the next week or two. If vascular lesions are treated, the area may look quite red for a few hours to a couple of days, depending how how deep the veins are.
An ice pack may be applied if the client is uncomfortable but most people feel 100% fine afterward. You will be sent home with an aftercare sheet and we will contact you in one week to check in on your recovery.