Australia has a reputation as the sunburnt country, so if you’re struggling with hyper pigmentation from excessive ultraviolet light exposure – or any other reason including hormones, skin trauma and other congenital and acquired conditions – Aatman Wellness & Medispa has the solution. Photorejuvenation treatment is a safe, non-invasive way to improve the complexion of your skin. Its use extends beyond the face and can be effective at reducing pigmentation on the neck, arms, hands and the décolletage.
Our extensive experience with this technology means we can deliver exceptional results in a variety of circumstances. Many people choose IPL photorejuvenation treatment because of its minimal recovery time, low chance of side effects and rapidity of treatment. A range of pigmentation disorders including sunspots, melasma, freckling and epidermal brown birthmarks can be treated and their prominence sharply reduced through this procedure, so whatever concerns you have, discuss it with our staff.
How does Photorejuvenation work?
Certain frequencies of light destroy certain chromophores – or the part of a molecule responsible for its colour – on application. IPL uses light and heat to destroy chromophores in dyspigmented skin, affecting only the discoloured area and leaving the natural skin tone unaffected. IPL extends this process by using a range of wavelengths from the visible light spectrum, allowing it to target multiple complaints where individual laser frequencies can only target one. The contact tip of the IPL unit is chilled to minimise discomfort to the patient, making it a safe, easy and quick treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Photorejuvenation treatment is ideal for any part of your face, neck décolleté and hands but can be used on any part of the body with brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
What does treatment feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anaesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
How many treatments will I need?
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.
How long will the treatments take?
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
When will I see results?
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade.
What do I need to know about before and after the treatment?
Before treatment, it is important that you avoid sun exposure for at least 2-4 weeks prior to treatment, depending on skin tone. You should also use a good quality sunscreen that protects from both UVA & UVB exposure everyday. It’s also important to use Tyrosinase inhibitor product which helps to stop further production of excess pigmentation.
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. Your skin will shed after an IPL treatment. This is normal and intended. It is important to follow the skin care regime given to you by your therapist to ensure the shortest healing time and the best appearance. Shedding will finish between one to two weeks after an IPL treatment, and for facial treatment it is advised that you follow the skin care regime advised by your therapist and to protect your skin from the sun. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve your intended result dependent on the nature and severity of the pigmentation.
Will the spots reappear over time?
New brown spots may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimise sun damage and the appearance of new sun spots and freckle.
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