At Just Magic Skin Care Clinic in Mackay, we specialize in the popular IPL PhotoFacial skin treatment.
Have brown spots, redness or pigmentation that you’d like removed from your skin?
An IPL treatment may be just the thing for you.
The IPL Photo Rejuvenation Facial is found under our 90 Minute Facial and is a new, non-invasive approach to skin revitalisation. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage. This sophisticated IPL treatment is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté, treating skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) and acne, which respond very well to the IPL treatment.
Patch test required 24 hours prior to first treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment where intense beams of light are shined intermittently on the surface of the skin to help pull up pigment and reduce pigmentation. This treatment targets pigment and vascular irregularities, smoothing out the skin’s tone and texture. IPL treatments also helps improve the appearance of sun spots, rosacea and brown spots.
By pulling up the dark and red pigments from the skin, IPL treatments help even out skin tone and reduce the effects of aging, leaving clients with younger, clearer, and healthier-looking skin.
Makeup can be used starting right after the treatment, as long as it is applied and removed very gently. Rarely, there is bruising, which can take 1-2 weeks to heal. For freckles and age spots, the spots will look darker for about 3-7 days. Crusting can occur, which may last up to ten days. The spots will then begin to clear and will generally resolve in about 2 weeks.
There are some periods of very mild discomfort during an IPL treatment similar to that of the feeling of receiving laser hair removal, but overall an IPL treatment is not painful. Most clients compare IPL treatments to a snap of an elastic band against the skin. Others experience it as a very short pinprick. No anesthetic is required.
If you are lighter skinned and not tanning, you can generally have a treatment every 3-4 weeks. It also is dependent on the skin condition we are treating as acne facials with IPL can be performed fortnightly.