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Pigmentation Treatment using IPL Laser

Nix & Tee offers IPL (Intensive Pulse Light) treatment, an non-invasive, non-surgical treatment  for the management of pigmentation (brown marks). 

Pigmentation is caused by an excessive amount of melanin found in certain skin cells. These skin cells generally carry higher levels of melanocytes which produce the melanin causing the skin to appear pigmented in certain areas. 

Excessive exposure to the sun, hormonal changes, and environmental factors contribute to pigmentation which occurs on the face, chest, back, arms and hands as these areas are exposed to more sun. Age spots, liver spots, and freckles are all forms of pigmentation.

Pigmentation Treatment using IPL Laser

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How does IPL work?

Intensive Pulse Light treatment for pigmentation is very popular in aesthetic practices. Multiple light wavelengths are emitted at precise energy levels to treat the melanin within the pigmentation. It heats the excessive melanin and destroys it without damaging the surrounding tissue. 

The benefit of IPL treatment

  • Our system combines IPL with radio frequency (RF) which intensifies the treatment and helps to smooth the skin at the same time. A large treatment head allows us to  cover larger areas.
  • The IPL wavelength can be specifically set to suit the client’s skin tone, making it s safer and more effective option.
  • It works wonders for age spots and also treats freckles, so-called café au lait maculae, brown spots, birthmarks, enlarged pores, small facial veins, rosacea, redness, and flushing.
  • The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen which reduces the appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles
  • This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, more vibrant and younger-looking 
  • In addition, the photo-thermal energy of the IPL treatment will target and eliminate many of the fine subcutaneous blood vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions             

Where can I use IPL?

Any area of your face or body where pigmentation is present can be treated. The most common areas are those with high exposure to the damaging effects of sunlight such as the face, neck, back of the hands, décolleté, chest, and shoulders.

What can I expect?

The first step is a full consultation to customise your treatment program.

For the treatment, a cold gel is applied to the skin and the IPL treatment head is glided over the area while you lie back and relax. The area may get reddish immediately after the treatment. Scabs resembling dark pigmentation which may gradually occur after the treatment, but will peel off completely within two weeks. The results of an IPL treatment for pigmentation will typically last for  six months to a year. Maintenance treatments are recommended every six to twelve months to prolong the results.

Do’s and Dont’s

  • Do protect skin with high UV protection sun lotions during the treatment program. 
  • Don’t peel scabs 
  • Don’t go for IPL while pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Don’t be tempted by going for the cheapest offer out there, as if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Consultation

To ensure that you get the best pigmentation treatment result we start with a full consultation during which we will tailor a treatment plan for you that will help you achieve the results you desire.

Procedure time and optimal results

The  IPL (Intense Pulse Light) for pigmentation procedure time will depend on the size of the area being treated.

Best results

A minimum of 3- 5 IPL pigmentation treatments may be required depending on the severity of the pigmentation. 

Recovery time

The area may get reddish immediately after the treatment. Scabs resembling dark pigmentation may occur after the treatment but will  peel off completely within two weeks.

Risk

Redness, minor swelling, and inflammation can be experienced but will usually go away within a few hours to a few days after treatment. It is important not to peel the scabs but to allow the skin to heal naturally. 

Anaesthetic

No anaesthetic is required during the IPL pigmentation treatment.

Specialist

A registered nurse will be providing the IPL pigmentation treatment.

Back to work

You can get back to work immediately.

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The benefit of IPL Treatment

  • Our system combines IPL with radio frequency (RF) which intensifies the treatment and helps to smooth the skin at the same time. A large treatment head allows us to  cover larger areas.
  • The IPL wavelength can be specifically set to suit the client’s skin tone, making it safer and a more effective option.
  • It works wonders for age spots and also treats freckles, so-called café au lait maculae, brown spots, birthmarks, enlarged pores, small facial veins, rosacea, redness, and flushing.
  • The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen which reduces the appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles
  • This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, more vibrant and younger-looking 
  • In addition, the photo-thermal energy of the IPL treatment will target and eliminate many of the fine subcutaneous blood vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions  

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS LIKE?

For the treatment, a cold gel is applied to the skin and then the IPL treatment head is glided over the area while you lie back and relax. The area may get reddish immediately after the treatment. Scabs resembling dark pigmentation will gradually occur after the treatment, but will l peel off completely within two weeks. The results of an IPL treatment for pigmentation will typically last for  six months to a year. Maintenance treatments are recommended every six to twelve months to prolong the results.

HOW DOES IPL COMPARE TO LASER FOR PIGMENTATION?

The great thing about IPL for Pigmentation is that it offers the choice of multiple wavelengths, unlike laser treatments which use just one wavelength.

IPL treatments are: 

  • suitable for various skin areas and skin types 
  • IPL is often a quicker method than laser 
  • it can cover large areas if you’re short on time.
  • suitable for both females and males. 

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