Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation
Restore a natural youthful beauty to your skin with minimal/no downtime
After 2 IPL treatments only by Dr Seit
About Intense Pulsed Light Treatments
Pulsed light treatments are full face, neck and/or chest treatments using pulses of visible light that effectively improve facial redness and flushing as well as the visible signs of sun damage and aging. It is a non-invasive method to rejuvenate and improve skin with minimal/no downtime.
A non-laser medical device (Quantum SR: Intense Pulsed Light) is used to deliver a series of gentle pulses of light to the skin. Specific settings are selected for each treatment to maximise improvement. A series of five or more treatments are performed at three to four weeks intervals.
The benefits of pulsed light treatments are consistent, visible improvement in the skin with no downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk. With pulsed light treatments for the first time the embarrassing redness and flushing of rosacea can be dramatically reduced and sun damaged, aging skin can be noticeably improved.
What are the indications for pulsed light treatments?
Pulsed light treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following:
Treatments effectively reduce redness and flushing and sun damage (Photo-aging)
Treatments reduce fine wrinkling, freckling and irregular pigmentation.
Treatments smooth skin and reduce pores.
Treatments reduce irregular pigment and even skin tone.
Rosacea pulsed light treatments reduce the overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and improve the breakouts of this common chronic facial condition.
What areas can be treated?
Pulsed light treatments can be used on any part of the skin. They are especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck and chest.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size and fading of sun spots. Many people with rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.
What are treatments like?
Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. A mild amount of discomfort can be expected. People with more sensitive skin may prefer to use ELMA a topical anaesthetic cream. When EMLA is used 30 to 60 minutes before treatment, there is almost no discomfort with treatment. There is no discomfort after treatments.
Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours to a few days.
How soon will I see results?
After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment. Five treatments are performed for optimal results. Some patients will benefit from additional treatments.
Are you a candidate for pulsed light treatments?
The best candidates for pulsed light treatments are:
-People who suffer from rosacea and experience flushing and redness of their skin
-People with early aging changes and sun damage who desire healthier more youthful appearing skin
-People who don’t want to take the time off to heal from laser resurfacing or chemical peels
-Active people who want to improve their skin but do not want to interfere with social or outdoor activities.
What are the advantages of pulsed light treatments over chemical peels and microdermabrasion?
Chemical peels; laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion are ineffective in reducing redness and flushing or dilated capillaries. Prior to pulsed light treatment, there was no effective treatment for flushing or facial and neck redness.
With pulsed light treatments there is less discomfort and no downtime or disruptions to normal activities. The end result of pulsed light treatments is smoother, healthier and younger-appearing skin. Pulsed light treatments can be beneficial after laser resurfacing or facelift surgery to improve results.
Pulsed light treatments can also be used in conjunction with chemical peeling or micro-dermabrasion to enhance the results of these procedures.