IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skin care procedure that uses high-powered pulses of light to improve the appearance of skin. The light waves used are filtered to exclude any harmful wavelengths (such as ultraviolet waves) and kept within the appropriate range to heat up and eliminate targeted cells. Among these are pigment cells, which are responsible for hyperpigmentation – brown/dark spots. IPL also targets a compound found in the blood called oxyhaemoglobin to help treat those with rosacea and/or broken capillaries. When the temperature of oxyhaemoglobin is adequately raised, it destroys the dilated capillaries close to the skin’s surface that are responsible for the red appearance seen in rosacea patients. Lastly, IPL stimulates collagen-producing skin cells called fibroblasts. Increased collagen production helps to reduce wrinkles and treat scar tissue. These fibroblasts also contribute to the production of hyaluronic acid, a substance that keeps the skin moisturized and contributes to a youthful appearance.
IPL causes minimal damage to the skin and recovery takes just a few days.
Benefits include improved smoothness, reduced sun damage and discolouration, and improved appearance of wrinkles, spots or scars.