Intense Pulse Light
What is IPL ?
Beauty clinics use intense pulse light (IPL) machines to treat a range of cosmetic
conditions such as the removal of unwanted hair, improve skin tone and texture,
and reduce age spots.
The IPL machine emits very small amplitude wavelength light through a crystal sapphire
head. The light penetrates deep into the skin reaching all the way to the inner
layer (known as the subcutaneous layer or hypodermis).
This deep penetration provides a mechanism for reaching unwanted structures within
the skin, such as hair follicles, clogged glands (causing acne), veins, and pigmentation.
The colour of the structures (such as the red in veins, or pigmentation in hair
or freckles) attracts and absorbs light of different wavelengths depending on the
Machines are specially designed to have a variety of settings depending on what
we are targeting, providing a safe and specific way of reaching only the structures
that are considered problematic.
What is RF ?
With the addition of Radio Frequency (RF) we can now effectively treat Grey, Blonde,
and light fluffy hair.
RF is not attracted to melanin i.e. melanin of the hair follicle or melanin of the
skin. IPL is a light guide for the RF so we can keep the IPL low and absorb more
RF energy. This will avoid the side effects and discomfort sometimes experienced
with IPL alone. Which also means we can treat extremely dark skin with no bad side
effects (such as burning or hyper-pigmentation).
For facelifting and body treatments, Radio Frequency (RF) stimulates the water molecules
of the dermis. When the temperature reaches 68-72 degrees it stimulates the dermis
layer of collagen fibers, and they immediately contract and stimulate the collagen
and elastin. The collagen then shrinks and the effect is the skin will lift and
Indications of IPL treatments.
Pigmentation, freckle and age spot removal.