IPL (intense pulsed light) is used to treated broken capillaries, known as spider veins, and hyper-pigmentation. The light stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and this plumps up the skin and gives a fresher look. For the best results, we recommend a series of treatments, ideally a month apart.
A patch test is required for all IPL and laser treatment.for all IPL and laser treatment.
Immediately following treatment your skin may sting and feel hot. A cool compress is provided to help relieve this sensation quickly. We recommend that you avoid excessive exercise, alcohol, and smoking for a week after the treatment, as these things may slow down your recovery.
It’s important to avoid exposing the area to the sun or sun beds for at least one month after treatment. We’d always recommend wearing a hat and applying a SPF 30+ sunscreen on a daily basis.
It is normal for pigmentation to look darker for up to three weeks following treatment. The treated areas may feel dry, flaky, and itchy. Be careful not to disturb these areas during the healing period and, in particular, do not to pick at any flakes. Wash as usual, but avoid the use of: