Body Complexion IPL treatments utilise the highest quality medical grade equipment for a gentle treatment that is safe and effective. The integrated cooling system gives you comfort with outstanding results. Using the cutting edge technology of a combination of IPL and RF has been shown to produce far superior results. Your Body Complexion IPL Specialist has Government Accredited Certification in the safety & use of Laser & Intense Pulsed Light.
IPL is a non invasive medical technology that uses light therapy for skin rejuvenation, enhanced collagen production, wrinkle reduction, eliminating age spots, sun spots, freckles and other unsightly discolourations of the skin, superficial capillaries, port wine stains and other benign vascular lesions, and permanent hair reduction. It is also particularly effective for a high percentage of people with rosacea.
The treatment is applied by placing a hand-held treatment unit to your skin. This penetrates an intense pulse of light into the skin which is absorbed by elements with colour in the skin.
What is the difference between IPL and laser?
The main difference between IPL and laser is the wavelength of light produced. Lasers produce light with one specific wavelength whilst IPL uses an entire waveband. Different wavelengths penetrate the skin to different depths so using IPL is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment. This means that IPL can be used for a wide range of treatments, including hair removal, photorejuvenation, pigment reduction, vascular treatment and acne treatment.
What do IPL Treatments feel like?
Generally treatments have a very small level of discomfort and the majority of clients would say it is less painful than waxing. You may feel a slight pinch such as that of a snap of a rubber band.
Is there any down time or restrictions on activity after IPL?
You can return to work the same day and resume regular activities. Treated areas must be kept protected from the sun for 6 weeks after treatment.
Body Complexion offers an anti-aging treatment which will improve skin tone, texture, refine and refresh the skin by increasing the production of collagen in the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles may soften. Often at least 4 sessions are needed approximately 4 weeks apart to obtain optimal results.
Body Complexion offers a treatment to reduce the colour of pigmented lesions caused by sun damage. A doctor’s letter confirming that no skin cancers are present is required before commencing treatment. One treatment is often enough to see stunning results, but 2 or 3 at 4 to 6 weekly intervals may be needed for optimal results. Sun damage typically seen on backs of hands, forearms, décolletage and face will respond well.
Body Complexion offers a treatment which will reduce facial vascular blemishes like the fine thread-like vessels found on cheeks and around the nose. Often at least 4 sessions, 4 to 6 weeks apart are needed to obtain optimal results. Treatment of the full face is usually performed in stages rather than the whole face in a single session.
Body Complexion is able to offer an acne management program for clients. Results will vary, but most people will see a significant improvement in skin condition, especially if they combine treatment with appropriate acne skin products. Up to 4 treatments may be needed and should be approximately 2 weeks apart.
Body Complexion offers permanent hair reduction. This means that in most cases the majority of hair will not return after a short series of treatments. The hair that is going to disappear for good will usually stop growing within this initial course, with any residual hair growth being finer, softer, lighter in colour and regrowing at a dramatically slower rate. This residual hair growth can be left alone, or you can have occasional maintenance treatments at yearly intervals. Typically 6 to 10 treatments are required.