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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Discover the transformative power of IPL Skin Rejuvenation.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses light energy to target various skin concerns. It can effectively reduce the appearance of pigmentation, age spots, sun damage, redness, broken capillaries, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. IPL treatments stimulate collagen production, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation FAQs

IPL Skin Rejuvenation offers a range of benefits for improving the overall quality and appearance of your skin.

Some key advantages include:

  • Reduction of sun damage and age spots: IPL targets pigmentation irregularities, effectively lightening dark spots caused by sun exposure.
  • Redness and Broken Capillaries: IPL can effectively target and reduce the appearance of vascular conditions such as spider veins, broken capillaries, and rosacea. The light energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, causing them to coagulate and gradually fade away.
  • Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles: The stimulation of collagen production through IPL treatments can help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful complexion.
  • Improved skin texture and tone: IPL can even out skin tone, reducing redness, rosacea, and the appearance of blood vessels.

During an IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment, a handheld device emits high-intensity pulses of light into the targeted areas of the skin. The light energy is absorbed by pigmented cells and converted into heat, which damages the targeted cells without harming the surrounding tissue.

Often, the pigmented areas crust and darken, before the body’s natural healing process eliminates these damaged cells, gradually fading the spots and resulting in a more even skin tone.

Improvements can be seen after just one session, with Multiple IPL sessions recommended for optimal results, depending on the individual’s skin condition and goals.

Common areas that are treated with IPL to improve the appearance of sun damage and pigmentation are: Face, Neck, Décolletage, Arms and Hands.

The IPL device emits pulses of broad-spectrum light that target the haemoglobin in the broken capillaries. The light is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to heat up and collapse.

 As the light energy is absorbed by the targeted blood vessels, the heat causes coagulation, effectively sealing off the broken capillaries.

Over time, the treated blood vessels are gradually absorbed by the body’s natural healing processes. The broken capillaries fade away, resulting in a more even complexion.

The duration of an IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment session can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific concerns being addressed. In general, a single session may take approximately 30 minutes to an hour. However, the exact treatment time will be determined during your initial consultation, where the provider will assess your unique needs and develop a personalised treatment plan.

After IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) skin rejuvenation, there is typically minimal downtime, allowing you to resume their daily activities with little interruption.

Downtime may vary based on the intensity of the treatment and the specific skin concerns being addressed.

Some of the general considerations regarding downtime after IPL skin rejuvenation:

Mild Redness: It is common to experience mild redness immediately after the treatment, similar to a mild sunburn. This redness usually subsides within a few hours to a day.

Sensitivity and Swelling: Some individuals may experience temporary skin sensitivity and mild swelling in the treated area. This can typically resolve within a day or two.

Sun Sensitivity: The treated skin may be more sensitive to sunlight following IPL treatment. It is important to protect your skin by wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen and avoiding direct sun exposure for a few days after the procedure.

Most people will notice significant improvements after a single session, with Multiple IPL sessions recommended for optimal results, depending on your skin condition and goals.

While IPL Skin Rejuvenation can provide long-lasting results, it is important to note that the aging process and external factors can continue to affect the skin over time. Most individuals notice significant improvements after a series of IPL sessions, but maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the results. Adopting a proper skincare routine and protecting your skin from sun exposure can also help prolong the benefits of IPL Skin Rejuvenation.

While IPL skin rejuvenation is generally considered safe for many individuals, there are certain precautions and contraindications that should be considered, especially during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a unique period where the health and well-being of both the mother and the developing baby are of utmost importance. Due to the limited research available on the effects of IPL treatments during pregnancy, it is generally recommended to err on the side of caution and avoid undergoing IPL skin rejuvenation while pregnant.

The hormonal changes and increased sensitivity of the skin during pregnancy may lead to unpredictable reactions or adverse effects from the treatment. 

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation is generally safe and suitable for many individuals; however, there are certain contraindications and factors that may preclude someone from undergoing this treatment. It’s important to consult with a qualified IPL specialist or healthcare professional to assess your specific situation. Here are some common contraindications for IPL Skin Rejuvenation:

  1. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Due to the potential risks to the developing fetus or breastfeeding infant, IPL treatments are typically not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

  2. Photosensitivity: Individuals with a history of photosensitivity or sensitivity to light, whether due to medications, medical conditions, or other factors, may be at a higher risk of adverse reactions from IPL treatment.

  3. Active Infections or Skin Conditions: Active skin infections, such as cold sores, open wounds, or active acne breakouts, may need to be resolved before undergoing IPL treatment. Similarly, individuals with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis may need to avoid IPL in affected areas.

  4. Recent Sun Exposure or Tanning: It is generally advised to avoid IPL treatments if you have had recent sun exposure, tanning, or the use of self-tanning products. This is to minimize the risk of skin reactions, pigmentation changes, or burns.

  5. Recent Cosmetic Procedures: If you have recently undergone certain cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser treatments, it may be necessary to wait until the skin has fully healed and recovered before considering IPL.

  6. Medications and Medical Conditions: Some medications, such as photosensitizing drugs or certain antibiotics, may increase the risk of adverse reactions to IPL. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as active skin cancer, epilepsy, or uncontrolled diabetes, may require special consideration and caution when undergoing IPL.

  7. Skin Type and Tone: IPL may be less effective or carry higher risks for individuals with darker skin types, as it can potentially cause pigmentation changes or burns. It’s important to discuss your skin type and tone with your IPL specialist to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

These contraindications are not exhaustive, and it’s crucial to have a thorough consultation with a qualified professional who can assess your individual circumstances and medical history. They will be able to determine if IPL Skin Rejuvenation is appropriate for you and suggest alternative treatments if needed.

Before any IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment, our specialists will complete a thorough skin consultation to ensure you are suitable for treatment and to align our expectations for results. 

During this consultation we will take images of your skin with an Observ Skin Analysis device, which will allow us to assess the extent of  your pigmentation or vascular concerns and enable us to compare pre and post treatment results.

It is important that before your IPL treatment that your skin is prepared with some essential skincare including pigment inhibitors and SPF to ensure optimum results.


20 Years of IPL

Skindeep Founder, Helen Golisano, was the first dermal therapist to introduce IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments to WA and has been delivering incredible results with this treatment for over 20 years. 

IPL is one of our most loved treatments by our therapists and customers alike, it’s popularity stemming from the ability to achieve instant, visible results in as little as one session. 

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How Much Does IPL Skin Rejuvenation Cost?

Treatment Area Single Session $ Bundle of 2 Sessions $
Cheeks $119 $190 [$95 per session]
Nose $99 $158 [$79 per session]
Cheeks & Nose $159 $254 [$127 per session]
Face $299 $478 [$238 per session]
Neck $179 $286 [$143 per session]
Décolletage $249 $398 [$248 per session]
Face, Neck & Décolletage $429 $686 [$343 per session]
Arms $349 $558 [$279 per session]
Hands $159 $254 [$127 per session]

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Real Results

Browse a selection of real results from IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments performed by our experienced team at Skindeep.