Skin Rejuvenation (IPL)

Skin Photo Rejuvenation

Skin which is not pigmented is rejuvenated as the IPL stimulates new elastin and collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin to give you that smooth, youthful look. IPL is a safe, non-invasive photo rejuvenation treatment that requires little or no downtime.

Our staff are all Radiation Safety Officer qualified and have experience using both Laser and IPL.

How is IPL Skin Rejuvenation performed?

The smooth, cool glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are delivered. Treatment is generally administered in a series of 4-5 sessions at 4-6 week intervals to provide excellent long-term results, minimum adverse effects and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes roughly 45 minutes.

How will your skin look after IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

Immediately after treatment, the skin can look slightly red, and pigmentation marks may have become more obvious. Slight swelling may occur under the eye area. When treating capillaries a blue-purplish bruise may appear on the treated area. This may last approximately 7-10 days, but can be covered by makeup.

Most clients return to work and can have a treatment in a "lunch hour". Make-up can be immediately applied to the treated area. Within 7-10 days the pigmentation will peel and bruising will fade leaving a fresh new complexion. Acne clients report a clearer and fresher complexion.

Pre & Post Treatment Care

All clients of our laser photo rejuvenation at Klean Skins Laser Studio are recommended to have a consultation prior to the procedure. They must complete a general medical history form on the nature of their skin. At the time of the first consultation, clients will be tested to properly evaluate the correct settings for their skin condition and skin type. These parameters will then be stored in a database and in the clientís chart for future reference.

After treatment if needed, apply ice to the area, and wash with a gentle cleanser using cool water. Afterwards, apply moisturizer and avoid the sun as much as possible. If you do venture out into the sun, make sure you wear a hat and apply sunblock with an SPF of 30+ on an hourly basis.

When following the treatment guidelines, clients experience consistent visible improvement to the skin which, to date, has proved to be long-lasting. These laser skin rejuvenation treatments have a great appeal because of the dramatic visual improvement to the skin, the simple nature of the treatment and, most importantly, the complete absence of recovery time. Clients are able to return immediately to their normal activities.

Pigmentation treatment

No matter how much we take care to reduce the signs of ageing, stubborn brown spots can be a give-away. It's time to regain your youthful glow by removing these unattractive pigment spots and restore the fresh skin you once had.

Some know these by different names - age spots, freckles, lentigines, or liver spots. There are a range of different types of pigmentation which vary in appearance, what depth in the skin they lie, and how responsive they are to treatment.

Traditionally treatments have revolved around fading creams, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), chemical peels and cauterising (diathermy). When successful, they commonly leave behind a white patch which may be more obvious than the original problem.

Newer treatments such as high intensity light from lasers and IPLís are much more successful. The light is able to specifically target the pigment and destroy it. In careful hands, this is done gently, so that not all pigment in the area is affected, and the background colour is preserved.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does treatment involve?

Treatment is surprisingly quick, with even large numbers of brown spots able to be treated in less than 20 minutes. No preparation is required, but it is important not to have fake tan on. Makeup and sunblock should be removed prior to treatment.

What happens afterwards?

Immediately afterwards the area reddens and may burn like sunburn, but this is short-lived. Some swelling of the spots will be seen. If large areas or many spots are being treated, significant swelling can occur after treatment, especially under the eyes. Downtime from work is variable. A few spots will usually not entail downtime. By day two, the pigment starts to darken, and over the next few days crusts over and then literally washes off. This will take 5 - 7 days on the face and 10 - 14 days on the body. Use of a broad-spectrum SPF50 sunscreen is essential to minimise the risk of re-pigmentation or even hyperpigmentation.