IPL Laser Skin Resurfacing
IPL at Precision Skin uses high power lasers to remove the upper layers of skin, revealing the fresher, more youthful, skin beneath.
IPL is ideal for deeply etched wrinkles, acne scarring, and photo-damaged skin. In cases of mild wrinkling, clients can expect their lines to disappear. Where lines are much deeper, a marked improvement can be seen with a follow-up IPL treatment providing even better results.
How does IPL laser work?
A laser is a beam of light radiation, which delivers intense energy to a specific area of skin. This destroys the surface layer of skin in a carefully controlled manner, exposing the lower layer (the dermis, which is pink). Then, at lower power, the laser heats the dermis, which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibres. As the wound heals, new skin forms which are softer and less wrinkled or scarred.
What does IPL treatment involve?
Laser IPL facial resurfacing is usually done under a local anaesthetic which numbs the area so you can be awake throughout the treatment. Before treatment begins, your face will be cleansed thoroughly.
Your doctor will then pass a laser beam over the treatment area, with precise control over how deep the laser penetrates. This treatment can be used for specific parts of the face, or all over it. The laser is moved across the skin and removes or destroys the very superficial layers. Sometimes, deeper layers of the dermis may be removed.
The procedure lasts from a few minutes to an hour or so, depending on the size of the area being treated. After treatment, the skin will appear red and should be fully healed within seven to ten days.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM IPL?
Laser facial resurfacing can improve the appearance of your skin and is most effective for:
- Removing superficial wrinkles
- Tightening your skin
- Evening out pigmentation (colouring)
- Smoothing rough skin
- Improving the look of shallow acne or chicken pox scars
The laser can be directed on problem areas, for example, wrinkles around your eyes, mouth or nose, or the whole surface of your face can be treated.