What Is Intense Pulsed Light?

SkinBase IPL is a light-based therapy used for hair reduction and Advanced skin treatments to improve the appearance of thread veins, acne and sun damaged skin.

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What is Intense Pulsed Light? IPL is a cosmetic skin treatment with a variety of uses. Remove unwanted hair from your body. Reduce signs of ageing and the appearance of scars. Minimise darker patches of skin and improve the appearance of acne and spider veins.

The treatment uses specific, filtered wavelengths of light to provide a range of effective treatments. IPL is different to laser based therapies that only produce a single wavelength of light and can therefore only treat a specific condition. Find out more below.

What Is Intense Pulsed Light?

Now you know what SkinBase IPL, you can make an informed decision regarding your own skin. Find your nearest SkinBase Therapist to get started on your own IPL journey.

Do you want to become a SkinBase Therapist? If you want to offer unwanted hair, ageing skin, pigmentation and acne treatments, partner with SkinBase today.

What Is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL wavelengths reach the second layer of your skin, the dermis, without harming the top layer – the epidermis. Using a handheld device, your therapist is able to target multiple wavelengths of light into your skin. When it’s used as a hair removal treatment, IPL uses light to heat your hair follicles in the desired area and prevents the hair from regrowing. Gentle pulses of light are absorbed by the hair root to destroy the follicle. The hair then falls out and you will experience hair reduction in that area.

Shaving can be time consuming and does not last long. On the other hand, with six sessions of IPL, 70% of hair growth can be prevented permanently.

SkinBase IPL

Our therapists are trained to provide the safest possible treatment by completing an in depth consultation and patch tests prior to treatment.

All treatments have potential side effects. By insisting on the highest standards of training and experience our IPL therapists ensure your treatments go without a hitch.

The SkinBase IPL device uses a unique cooling cryo-handset. The cryo-handset creates an anaesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience.

One of the main contra-indications to treatment is an “active” sun tan on the area to be treated. Therefore sun exposure to the treatment area should be avoided one month pre and post treatment.

Your therapist will cover all aspects of your treatment as part of the consultation.


How Does Intense Pulsed Light Work?

The SkinBase IPL uses cut off filters to provide a range of wavelengths. These cut off filters selectively filter out the unwanted wavelengths of light. The remaining light is then used to treat a specific structure.

What Can Intense Pulsed Light Treat?

The SkinBase IPL can be used to treat a wide range of conditions successfully. Our therapists have had fantastic results from permanent hair reduction to acne.

What Are The Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light?

IPL is a light based therapy that works by targeting structures within the skin such as melanin, blood, and water in collagen with wavelengths of light to breakdown the structure and improve the appearance of the skin.

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