IPL Pigmentation Treatment

Whats Involved?

Pigmentation or Pigmented scars are an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its colour. Its produced by skin cells called Melanocytes. Several different conditions or external factors such as picking at spots, over exposure to sunlight or tanning beds can alter the production of melanin in your body resulting in unattractive dark patches. This treatment also has significant anti-aging benefits IPL laser therapy also stimulates your collagen & fibroblasts to plump your skin and results in softening fine lines. IPL technology has been around for decades with the technologies becoming even more advanced & effective as the years have passed. IPL is incredibly effective at eliminating the pigmentation present in skin, killing the over stimulated melanocyte activity, breaking down the dark patches & resulting in a beautifully even skin tone.

Whats included?

After Consultation a laser therapist will apply a cooling gel to skin. The IPL handpiece is then applied to skin specifically targeting the pigmented areas of the face. The light penetrates the facial tissues and is absorbed by the melanin chromophores (pigmented lesions). The body’s natural elimination process clears the lesion debris, breaking down the dark areas after just one treatment, giving the skin a clearer, smoother, more even, and youthful appearance. For moderate pigmentation results are generally achieved after 3 session, with more stubborn pigmentation taking between 6-8. Upon competition of treatment you will be placed under the LED Blue Light to further break down the pigmented areas & encourage healing of the skin.2

IPL is very effective at treating the following skin concerns:

Pigmentation & Pigmented scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Vascular lesions
Rough skin texture
Spider veins
Enlarged Pores
Skin irregularities
Sun damage


Treatment Enquiries


    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!