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.

Common names

Intense Pulsed Light, Photo Rejuvenation, IPL Photo-Facial, Photoderm

Targeted areas

Sun damage, Broken capillaries, Surface veins, Rosacea, Sun spots, Pigmentation, Melasma, Acne scarring, Active acne

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


From $149


IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is non-invasive medical technology that uses light therapy to eliminate signs of ‘photo-ageing’ such as pigmentation, freckles, sun spots as well as spider veins on the face (extremely successful) and legs (differing results).

Recovery Time

No downtime, might be red for a few hours post treatment.

Treatable Area's

Full face, Half face, Neck, Chest, Hands,Arms, Spot treatments

What happens after the procedure?

Exposure is limited to an extremely short pulse and most patients report minimal pain. You may experience some short-lived side effects. These may include slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which goes away within a few days. In rare instances, there may be transitory blistering or burning. To reduce these side effects you can apply ice to the treated area afterwards, however, most patients do not find this necessary.

It is important to limit your exposure to the sun after your treatment.

How many IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatments are required?

The number of treatments required for Photo Rejuvenation of sun spots, freckles, pigmentation or rosacea can be subjective. Lightening will usually occur after your first treatment but if you are seeking a significant reduction in the colour of your pigmentation, you may require up to four treatments.

Usually, 4 to 6 treatments are effects to break down large clusters of veins, depending on their severity and density. However, small amounts of superficial veins may only require one to four treatments.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine for IPL Photo Rejuvenation?

  • Doctor Murray is one of the most experienced IPL users in WA
  • We have performed over 10,000 treatments in our clinics in and around Perth
  • Dr Murray has lectured on this topic and has been an advisor to the national regulatory body

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

"Absolute Cosmetic Medicine use a medical grade IPL machine which is up to 4 times more powerful than other machines"

How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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