IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light
This is sophisticated laser technology that can be used on a whole range of skin conditions, including:
- sun damage
- thread veins / broken capillaries
- skin rejuvenation (lines and wrinkles)
- promoting collagen production
- pigmentation including freckles, sun spots, liver spots, birth marks, melasma – clearer more even skin tone
- redness or flushing
- improving skin texture
- reducing pore size and/or oiliness
A major advantage of IPL is that it can treat the skin without any disruption to the its surface, unlike cosmetic injections.
It is also seen as a more natural approach, as it works to stimulate the skin’s own biological processes for clearer complexion and increased collagen, which has an effect of firming and tightening the skin, leaving it more radiant and clear looking.
How Does IPL Laser Skin Therapy Work?
Intense Pulsed Light treatments are like a very powerful camera flash lamp being held against your skin.
- The intense light is converted into heat energy
- The light waves target colour pigments in the skin such as melanin in brown spots and freckles; or haemoglobin in broken or diffused blood vessels.
- The light waves can also target specific protein molecules in acne bacteria and in collagen.
Dr Barbara Kubicka has the latest IPL technology from Sharp Light for skin rejuvenation and treating a variety of skin conditions.
Depending on the condition being treated and the patient’s individual skin physiology; the device can be precisely adjusted to the most appropriate wavelength of laser beam or combination of wavelengths. In addition, the power, number and length of pulses can be altered.
This makes it a highly customised and accurate treatment.
Dr Kubicka also specialises in combining IPL with other treatments, such as chemical peels; for an enhanced effect.