Intense Pulsed Light systems release precisely
controlled short pulses of filtered light that
stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin
that produce collagen and elastin. In addition,
specific lesions such as thread veins, age
spots and freckles can be targeted resulting
in a more uniform complexion. The skin
becomes firmer, appears more radiant and
enlarged pores are reduced. Nd:YAG Laser
may be selected to target deeper lines and to
promote further collagen production.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a mild
relaxing skin peel, or microdermabrasion is
often performed before the Intense Pulsed
Light or Laser treatment to maximise the
results. Exfoliating the skin to remove the top
layers of dead skin leaves the skin feeling
smooth and soft. A thin layer of chilled gel
is applied to the area to guide the light
into the skin. The light applicator is placed
onto the skin and a short pulse of light is
released. The handpiece is then moved to
the neighbouring area and the process is
repeated until the entire area is treated. The
chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.
During treatment protective eye wear will be
How many treatments are necessary?
Treatments are carried out every 2 to 3 weeks
and 6 treatments are recommended for
best results. Thereafter, top-up sessions are
performed as required, but typically once or
twice a year.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a
consultation where details about your medical
history are obtained in order to confirm
suitability. Before proceeding you will be
asked to sign a consent form and undergo a