What is IPL Photo Rejuvenation?
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is non-invasive medical technology that uses light therapy to eliminate signs of ‘photo-ageing’, including pigmentation, freckles and sun spots, and spider veins on the face and legs. IPL Photo Rejuvenation can create a clear, radiant and healthy complexion.
When treating spider veins, the light is attracted to the haemoglobin within the vein and converts to heat energy, destroying the lining of the vein wall. Any successfully treated veins will fade and slowly disappear as they are absorbed naturally by the body, similar to the dispersion of a bruise. Blood flow will then be directed into veins deeper within the dermis so they’re no longer visible.
The treatment will feel like a pinch or a snap of a warm elastic band. Local anaesthesia or pain medication is an option if you have a low pain threshold.