What is it?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are non-invasive and suitable for both face and body. It works by releasing short pulses of light that are absorbed by the skin. Depending on the aims of the treatment, IPL destroys a problem cell/vessel/hair or stimulate a desired cell to produce healing collagen.
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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses wavelengths of heated light, which are directly aimed at the pigmented spots, this charged energy light is selectively emitted and absorbed by the pigmented areas. The advantages of this technology include the fact that the pigment can be targeted precisely without damaging the surrounding tissue.
IPL for Acne
IPL Acne Therapy is an effective light-based treatment that is revolutionizing the treatment of acne. The IPL Acne Therapy destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne, without pain and without downtime. The IPL system is FDA approved for the treatment of acne.
IPL for Red Veins
Intense Pulsed Light is the treatment of choice for surface red veins. IPL releases precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the blood vessel, heating it to a point where it is destroyed. Following treatments the red veins will clear and are re-absorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace the original red vein.
IPL for Pigmentation
Sunlight, environmental factors and the natural passage of time all contribute to the development of dark spots, skin pigmentation and freckles. Your face, hands and chest are the first parts of the body to show signs of ageing because they receive so much sun exposure.
IPL for Skin Rejuvenation
Using IPL for skin rejuvenation is a process that is known as photo-rejuvenation. By using flashes of light targets deepest dermal tissues without disruption to the outer epidermal layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen leaving skin smoother, tight and rejuvenated.
Your River Medical Registered General Nurse will assess any concerns and assess the best course of treatment for you during your FREE consultation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about IPL
Does the treatment hurt?
The sensation is often described at similar to a rubber band being snapped onto your skin.
How long is each treatment?
The treatment length varies depending on the concern being treated ILP treatments usually lasts between 10 and 120 minutes.
How Many treatments will I need?
People see results after one treatment however for the best result your nurse will advice you on the amount of treatments you may require.
How soon will I see results?
Again the speed with which you see results depends on the concern that you are treating with IPL. Your River Medical Nurse will assess both your skin and your concern in your free consultation and will outline your treatment plan and the time it will take to achieve your desired results.
How long will it take to recover?
You can go back to regular activity straight after an IPL treatment. There is a chance that you can experience mild swelling and redness however this typically settles after a few hours.
How will do my Treatment?
A River Medical Registered General Nurse.