IPL is visible light of various wavelengths which allows hair removal, skin rejuvenation and the removal of skin lesions with very little trauma to the skin. The treatment is quick, gentle and non-invasive. A hand held treatment head is placed against the skin and pulses of light are delivered through a filter which is selected according to the patient’s skin type. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the skin or hair, whichever is applicable.
Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulse Light (IPL).