Who is suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark-skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.
Is it painful?
Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anesthesia is required. The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. With IPL treatment the lesions will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Is there any downtime?
The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesions may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days.
How quickly will I see results?
Sometimes the pigmentation will appear darker straight after treatment before it begins to then fade and flake away within a few weeks. Usually more than 1 treatment is needed.
Will my lips look huge after 1ml?
No, for ‘virgin’ lips 1 ml still produces a natural look upon healing, for lips that have already had filler the technique will be adjusted to suit requirements, however we never overfill lips!
How long will it last?
Between 6-12 months for the first session, 12-18 months + for repeat session where there is already dermal filler layer in place.
Will I bruise?
Possibly, bruising is normally subtle. Please avoid drinking alcohol or taking blood thinning medication for 24 hours before. Arnica tablets and cream and help reduce bruising.
Will it hurt?
This is client dependent, however we use topical numbing cream before to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, the dermal filler products also contain lidocaine, and if you are really sensitive we also offer lidocaine infusion injections prior to treatment to eliminate all sensation.
What product are we using?
We use a whole host of High Grade Dermal filler products, our preferred Choice is CE approved Genius filler! There are 4 variations in this range to suit every lip style & request!