Over the course of time, skin loses its youthful appearance. It may become thin, damaged, or lose its elasticity. Beyond this natural ageing process, trauma, sun exposure and lifestyle factors can cause pigmented spots to appear. Small blood vessels in the face (known as capillaries) can break, appearing as red streaks or blotches.
IPL, or ‘intense pulsed light’, is a fast, safe and simple way to treat these common skin conditions, without the need for surgery.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation in Perth
IPL technology is able to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as:
- Facial skin imperfections
- Broken veins and capillaries
- Redness (rosacea and telangiectasia)
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and skin laxity
At Assure Cosmetic Centre, we use a medical-grade IPL machine, the ‘Cutera Xeo’, as chosen by our plastic surgeons. The TGA-approved Cutera Xeo is safe, non-invasive and can be tailored with precision to your individual skin type and condition. To read more about the Cutera Xeo, click on the links below:
- Cutera Xeo LimeLight – diffuses redness, telangiectasia and hyperpigmentation
- Cutera Xeo AcuTip – treats small vessels and lesions
- Cutera Xeo ProWave – for permanent hair reduction
Book a Free Consultation
To find out if Perth IPL skin rejuvenation can help you, the first step is to book a free consultation with one of our dermal therapists.
At Assure Cosmetic Centre, you are in the care of an expert medical team. You will always feel informed, comfortable and confident.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPL (Skin Rejuvenation)
If you suffer from age spots or broken capillaries on the face, neck or chest, a course of IPL can have a dramatic positive effect on your appearance. Removing pigment and fine lines, and tightening loose skin are added benefits of IPL that can help your skin look younger and feel fresher.
After IPL treatment, you may notice some slight reddening and localised swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn. Any redness will be short-lived and can be covered with mineral-based cosmetics such as Jane Iredale Make-up. Your Assure dermal therapist can apply this for you before leaving the clinic.
Protecting your skin from sun exposure is vital, to help preserve your more youthful look. This will be explained to you by your dermal therapist.
IPL uses intense pulsed light to absorb the skin’s dark pigment (melanin) and the red colour in blood vessels (haemoglobin). This light converts to heat to break down target cells in the skin’s collagen layer, to promote healthy skin regeneration.
A series of 3 IPL treatments is usually recommended for skin rejuvenation, although it will depend on your individual skin condition and personal goals. We start off with treatments 4 weeks apart and gauge when subsequent treatments should be done, depending on the results we see.
Pain levels are individual. IPL generally feels a bit like a flick with an elastic band during treatment. Everyone’s skin reacts differently, so we conduct a ‘test patch’ on several different settings prior to your first treatment. This ensures the treatment is at the perfect setting for your skin type and condition, in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
IPL for skin rejuvenation is safe if administered by properly qualified medical staff using medical-grade equipment. The main benefit of a medical-grade machine, such as Assure’s Cutera Xeo, is its reliability. A reputable machine gives results that are precise and accurate. When treating your skin, obviously this is paramount. Medical-grade machines are usually only found in medispas, operated by fully-trained clinical staff under the supervision of doctors. At Assure, our dermal therapists are also qualified laser safety officers.
When considering IPL treatment, it is important to remember that cheapest is not best. You may be able to find a treatment that costs less, but it is likely you will end up needing more treatments to achieve the same outcome as you would with a more powerful, medical-grade machine operated by highly-trained professionals.
Your initial consultation with our dermal therapist is completely free of charge and without obligation. If you decide to go ahead, the cost of IPL skin rejuvenation depends on the area being treated. We also offer discounted pricing for a treatment series. Please click here to see our full price list or contact us to book your free consultation.
A good starting point is to book a consultation with one of our experienced team at Assure Cosmetic Centre. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions. You will be provided with detailed information regarding the treatments or procedures that can help you, the expected outcomes, and the costs involved. Click here to make an appointment.
The Australian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (part of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) is a helpful and reliable source of information online. Their website is an excellent place to research a range of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, and view video animations. Click here to visit their website.