Freckle Pigment Removal - Photo Rejuvenation
What is IPL?
IPL technology is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin imperfections such as-
- Age spots
- Liver spots
- Pigmentation and blemishes
It offers a safe non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction. This new technology is called Photo-rejuvenation and it improves both the superficial and deeper skin layers and rejuvenates the skin, while at the same time delivering beneficial thermal energy to deep tissue. With full face treatments your result will be a firmer, smoother revitalized skin.
How is the Photo-rejuvenation procedure performed?
After any necessary cleansing of the skin you will be given dark glasses to wear to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth surface of the IPL hand-piece is gently applied to your skin and through which pulses of light are emitted. You will feel a slight and sometimes uncomfortable sting as the pulses move over the area we are treating. Depending on the size of the area, it may take 5-20 minutes per treatment.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
Depending on the severity of the problem, 1-2 treatment sessions may be recommended, however excellent results can be expected from just one treatment. We prefer you not to exercise 24 hours before or after your treatment. You can return to work the next day and resume all your normal activities however in some cases of excessive sun damage and if you are having a half or full face treatment you may have some swelling for about 3 days after treatment. Immediately after the treatment we recommend you go home and relax with cool compresses on the skin for at least a couple of hours. The skin may even swell the following day and cold cloths may be needed for your comfort. There is no swelling if you are only having a couple of age spots done.
How does IPL work for Age Spots, Pigmentation and Freckles?
The light emitted from the IPL is attracted to the abnormal pigment, rapidly heating the area whilst keeping the surrounding skin cool. The pigment is destroyed whilst the healthy skin is left safe and intact. The destroyed pigment will darken initially, when either flake off a few days later or will be absorbed by the body. Some freckles or pigment will lighten sufficiently after 1 treatment whilst other areas may need a follow up procedure.
Do I need a test patch and who does my Intense Pulse Light Treatment?
In some cases yes, you do need a test patch and there is no charge for this or your consultation. Our fully trained Intense Pulse Light Skin Rejuvenation Therapist Di will do both your consultation and treatment. She is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and (some Saturdays by appointment only).
What areas of the body can be treated?
The IPL treatment to remove freckles and pigmentation works brilliantly on the face, neck , chest, hands and can target individual spots on the arms, legs and back.
Who can have IPL treatments done?
Any man or woman with fair to medium complexion. You must not have any fake tan on the skin and preferably have little to no sun tan at all.
Which Intense Pulse Light machine is used to these procedures?
With over 31 years in Charlestown treating all types of hair and advanced skin problems, our reputation is paramount to us. Therefore we proudly use state of the art Multilux IPL for all Photo-rejuvenation treatments. Our photo rejuvenation services available in Newcastle are of the highest quality.
Freckle & Pigment Removal Prices
To treat the entire full face it is $350
The cost of hands is $80 each
The cost of full décolletage (chest area) is $350
If you only want a few spots treated on the face, neck or chest - cost is given at the time of consultation.
When treating 10 or more spots on arms or legs the cost is $5 each spot