We offer IPL treatments for pigmentation, acne, skin rejuvenation, broken capillaries, and hair removal

Intense pulse light (IPL)

What is intense pulse light (IPL)?

IPL emits high-energy pulses of both red and yellow light over a much broader spectrum of light than laser, making it suitable for a wider range of hair colours and skin types. Furthermore, IPL treats a much larger area of skin per light pulse than laser, which can be faster and more cost effective.

During hair removal, red light is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) within the hair shaft when directed at the hair follicle (hair roots), causing the temperature to rise up to 75 °C which destroys the dermal papilla (this is what makes a hair grow). The yellow light then targets the blood supply to the germ (growth) cells in the hair follicle, resulting in a further inhibition of hair regrowth. During skin rejuvenation, the yellow light also targets stagnant blood caught in the capillaries which cause unsightly ‘spider’ veins on the face. It cauterizes the blood which then allows the body naturally heals the site over in a few weeks.

The red light is attracted to colour so it draws pigmentation, caused by sun damage, to the surface which then quickly exfoliates away.