IPL Treatments

IPL rejuvenation for skin pigmentation, redness and capillaries

We use concealers and foundation to conceal skin pigmentation and blemishes to create a healthier glowing appearance. We know that there are people who feel embarrassed about not having at least some sort of tinted moisturiser before leaving the house. Imagine the ability and the time saved each morning to have the confidence to walk out bare faced after a few simple IPL treatments to erase or reduce skin pigmentation and redness.

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Why skin matters

The appearance of our skin can reflect our health and age – brown patches of pigment and redness from capillaries create the appearance of ageing and damaged skin. With the power of cosmetic injectables we are able to reduce fine lines and replace areas of collagen loss, however, great toned skin is the icing on the cake for an overall healthy radiance.

Why do I have pigmentation and redness?

Pigmentation occurs following sun exposure – some people tan evenly and others develop freckles and large pigmented spots. Redness is seen when tiny capillaries are close to the surface of the skin, creating a distraction to evenly toned skin. Some people are born with more redness, and others develop it with natural ageing. By simply eliminating these blemishes in a few quick treatments we can restore the visual appearance of our skin, reversing the visual signs of sun damaged or ageing skin.

What is an IPL?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a proven, safe technology for the treatment of pigmentation concerns, facial veins/capillaries and permanent hair reduction. This technology has been available for many years now and is considered safe and effective when operated by a trained technician.

While IPL is a very popular treatment, there are many different machines available and most are very low powered, cheap devices that struggle to achieve the desired results. At Ohana Cosmetic Medicine, we have a high powered, medical grade IPL that achieves outstanding results in the reduction of pigmentation and facial vascular concerns. This means that you will achieve the desired results in lesser treatments which reduces cost and healing time.

How does IPL skin rejuvenation work?

A flash of light is delivered into the skin which targets specific unwanted pigmentation or vascular concerns. During your first treatment the darkest pigmentation or most visible capillaries are treated and “removed” through the body’s metabolic processes. Any subsequent treatments target the remaining less obvious concerns leaving behind flawless looking skin.

Is IPL painful?

Clients report the flash of IPL feels like a warm flick against the skin. While it is by no means a pleasant treatment like receiving facial, it is not too uncomfortable either. A full face treatment may only take 15-20 minutes and is easily tolerated by most clients.

How many treatments will I need?

While one treatment can give dramatic results it is usually recommended to have 2-3 treatments to achieve the best possible reduction in pigmentation and capillary concerns. Treatments are spaced every 4 weeks and compliment other skin treatments such as peels or skin needling.

Will there be any downtime?

After your treatment mild to moderate redness can be expected with the feeling of mild “sunburn”. This can last for a few hours and cold compresses can be applied to reduce the heat sensation if desired. Mild swelling can occur which generally subsides quickly.

When treating pigmentation we expect the pigment to darken initially which then lifts from the skin after a few days. Make-up can be applied if desired. Capillaries when treated may disappear immediately or can take up to 4 weeks for the best results.

What is the cost?

The cost for a full face IPL treatment is $350, with packages available to include multiple IPL treatments, facial peels or skin needling treatments for targeted concerns.

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