IPL in Cape Town

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Permanent Makeup by Yvonne

19 Bright Street, Somerset West, South Africa

from R1450
(1 reviews)

Tranqility

Chardonnay road, Table View, Western Cape

from R100
(2 reviews)

Sublime Skin and Body

16 Crassula Way, Pinelands, Cape Town

from R200
(141 reviews)

Desert Rose Health and Beauty

Mezzanine floor, Bank Chambers bldg, 144 Longmarket street, Cape town

from R150
(5 reviews)

Beauty BOX

132 Imam Haron Road, Claremont, Cape Town

from R150
(41 reviews)
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Precision Beauty

613 The Colosseum, corner of St. Georges Mall & Riebeek Street, Cape Town

from R500
(13 reviews)

Boudoir Beauty

8 Albany Mews, 323 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

R350
(25 reviews)

Adore Day Spa & Laser Centre

23 Lourensford Road, 7130 Somerset West, Western Cape

from R400
(87 reviews)

Solace Therapy

1 Buitengracht Street,Portside Building, Shop 3, Bree Street. Cape Town

from R200
(27 reviews)
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Aesthetic eleven skin & body clinic

65 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town

R990
(142 reviews)


 

WHAT IS IPL?

 

 

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) also known as Photorejuvenation treatment is a technology used for  irregular pigmentation,rosacea, acne as well as a tool to erase mild sun damage, freckles and light brown spots on the face, neck and chest. This treatment works by stimulating the dermal layer of the skin (mostly made of collagen) to produce fresh collagen which plumps up the skin and also smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

 

IPL are quick, strong flashes of light that penetrates the skin. The light energy becomes heat energy, which breaks down the pigment into tiny particles, which will rise to the skin's surface as scabs (naturally sheds within a week), or gets taken away by the body's lymphatic system.




WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS AT AN IPL PROCEDURE?

 

Your therapist will start by applying a cool gel on all the problem areas.  A hand-held machine delivering intense pulses of light, is gently applied to these areas.

Don’t worry, this is a non-invasive treatment which will not disrupt the surface of your skin.

 

WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK  LIKE AFTER MY IPL TREATMENT?

 

Generally the skin will look redder for a few days after the treatment. In the case of freckles and sun spots, scabbing or crusting occurs for a few days, but will dissolve after.  No need to hide indoors, makeup can be used after but should be applied and removed very gently. Though always take the expert advice from your therapist on how to care for your skin after your treatment.



IS IPL TREATMENT PAINFUL?

 

Everyone is different and has different pain thresholds. The  IPL treatment is more a feeling of discomfort than pain. It has been described as a tingly feeling, like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Though the IPL devices have improved greatly and these tingly sensations have greatly decreased. It’s normal to feel a bit worried and very important to voice your worries to your therapist, who will no doubt make you feel at ease and explain the full procedure to you.



HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO IPL TO SEE RESULTS?

 

It is recommended to do 4-6 sessions of IPL to achieve your desired effect. After 6 months, it will be good to do another treatment  to maintain your beautiful new skin. The amount of sessions also greatly depends on how intense or minor your skin condition is. Trust your therapist to tell you exactly how many visits you need.

Parent: Laser Treatments

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