Venus Versa
IPL Treatment

Diminish dark spots and other signs of premature aging for a more youthful, radiant complexion

Probably the greatest revolution in skin treatment in the last decade has been the arrival of Intense Pulsed Light or IPL. Laser Skin Care was the first clinic in Western Australia to trial and use Intense Pulsed Light, and our doctors have over 10 years experience in this method using the Venus Versa IPL systems.

Light based technology

IPL (otherwise known as Intense Pulse Light) uses light based technology to help treat the appearance of sun damaged skin, fade dark spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, reduce large pores and diffuse redness caused by broken capillaries or Rosacea. 
 
It works by delivering Intense Pulsed Light technology below the skin’s surface, light is absorbed by the melanin responsible for brown ‘age spots’ or ‘sun spots’ and also the blood vessels that are responsible for broken capillaries.  The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue, improving the overall look and tone of the skin, while boosting skin firmness and elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Remarkable skin results

IPL is perfect for those patients who are ready to reverse years of sun damage, but are not yet in need of a more invasive procedure.  Although results will be seen after one treatment, IPL treatments are commonly done in a series of 3-4 treatments, a treatment 3 to 4 weeks apart.

The Venus Versa is a doctor’s only IPL system which experienced IPL users find to be the most powerful and flexible IPL unit on the market today.

How does IPL work?

The human body contains two natural pigments that are targeted for Venus Versa IPL treatment. When these pigments receive a flash of filtered light, they absorb the light and convert light energy to heat energy. This is a process called “Selective Photothermolysis”.

By carefully filtering the light, selecting the correct amount of energy and how long the flash lasts it is possible to treat specific sites (such as hair or age spots) without damaging the surrounding tissue. The pigment melanin is targeted when removing hair or treating brown marks.

Common conditions of concern

Dark hair, age spots, freckles and similar pigment disorders contain higher levels of the pigment than elsewhere in the skin.

With pigmented skin Venus Versa IPL treatment targets melanin (for example in age-spots), but also targets another substance, haemoglobin, which is found in blood (and therefore, in blood vessels). This is targeted during treatments for Port Wine Stain, rosacea as well as the diffuse redness caused by sun-damage. The IPL treatment heats up the vessels, causing them to collapse and shrink.

Find out the potential Risks and Effects of IPL Rejuvenation treatment.

What are the benefits?

Suitable to reduce visible signs of premature aging, such as sun damage, brown spots, visible veins, discoloration, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits include:

• IPL Venus Versa treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical.
• Each treatment session can be completed from start to finish in under 20 minutes.
• Minor discolorations and pigmentation issues are likely to disappear in one or two sessions.
• With no recovery time or downtime needed, you can get back to your normal life immediately after.
• Not only are these treatments safe and effective, they also work on all skin types.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What areas can be treated with IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

    An IPL treatment can be used on almost any sun damaged area of the skin. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest and hands.

  • What can I expect during an IPL treatment?

    Each IPL Rejuvenation treatment lasts 15-30 minutes. We will remove all make-up, sun block and face creams. Men will be asked to shave on the day of treatment, prior to their arrival. Eye shields will be applied to protect the eyes. A cool soothing gel will be applied on the skin prior to treatment, which will help reduce any discomfort. After the procedure, you will be given any additional post-treatment instructions.

  • How far apart should treatments be?

    Treatments are done 3-4 weeks apart.

  • Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?

    Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.

  • How long does the treatment last?

    One session usually lasts 15-20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

  • Is there really no downtime?

    There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

  • Rediscover yourself, book a complimentary consultation today.