Intense pulsed light (IPL)

standardizes skin tone and stimulates collagen production

3 to 5 occasions

6 weeks

from 450 / occasions

face, neck, neckline

1h

Intense pulsed light prevents and treats the signs of skin ageing.

About the treatment

Intense pulsed light (IPL, also known as a flash lamp) is a device which emits a wide spectrum of light that is absorbed by different targets in the skin while leaving the surface intact. Targets, such as melanin and certain blood cells that are present in brown spots, freckles and dilated blood vessels, are selectively destroyed. Moreover, the heat produced by the flash lamp stimulates the skin’s fibroblasts to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This helps to correct damage to the skin caused by the sun.

Before starting pulsed light treatment, your therapist analyses the patient’s level of sun ageing in order to calibrate the device. They then apply a gel to the skin to enable better distribution of the light and heat on its surface. A treatment session lasts about an hour. The areas of the skin that are most often treated are the face, the neck, the neckline and the hands.

Advantages

Intense pulsed light is used:

  • To treat rosacea and redness of the face (erythrosis)
  • To lighten freckles and brown marks (lentigo)
  • To erase fine lines and wrinkles
  • To brighten the complexion
  • To tighten dilated pores
  • To improve the skin’s elasticity

 

Benefits

Intense pulsed light immediately boosts the skin’s radiance. In the weeks following the treatment, brown marks, freckles and small blood vessels disappear. After several months, fine lines, wrinkles and other imperfections are all reduced. The skin appears smother and younger.

We recommend 3 to 5 sessions spaced out over six weeks. To maintain the results, we recommend one intense pulsed light treatment every 6 to 12 months.

Good to know

For a few hours after each session, the skin takes on a slight redness. Any brown marks on the skin can sometimes darken over the days following the treatment before then becoming lighter, and they may form a small, temporary scab.

Intense pulsed light cannot be used to treat tanned skin.

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