Intense Pulsed Light (or IPL) is a skin treatment used to improve skin tone and get a clear, healthy and beautiful complexion in face, décolleté or hands.
IPL is also called 'Flashlight' as it exposes skin to light of high intensity, like a flash.
Skin problems that can be improved with IPL are pigmentation, sun damaged skin and age spots, rosacea, facial redness, and overall improvement of skin complexion.
The procedure itself can be slightly uncomfortable, with a mild stinging or burning sensation. Cold application
before or after are sufficient to ease any discomfort.
There is generally no or limited downtime except for a few hours of light redness that can be hidden
with make-up. When treating pigmentation, you may get dark superficial crusts after the IPL treatment,
which will heal within a few days.
It is important that the skin is not tanned before IPL treatments, as the IPL will affect the natural skin
pigment. After an intense sun exposure (holiday), one should wait minimum 4 weeks before
having IPL. Also, after the treatment sun exposure needs to be avoided for 4 weeks.
Therefore we prefer to avoid treatments during spring and summer. IPL is indicated in light skin
types, for darker phototypes we use alternative methods (laser toning).
IPL skin rejuvenation is a process that requires an average of 2 to 4 treatments with minimum 3 to 4 weeks interval.