IPL Alma

From 100,-

Do you suffer from pigmentation or redness on your face or body? At Body and Face Clinic, our skin therapists effectively treat various skin problems and/or irregularities using IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).

What is the IPL Alma?

 

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is also known as light flash therapy. During an IPL treatment, light in the skin is converted into heat, allowing certain structures, such as blood vessels and pigmentation spots, to be treated without damaging the surrounding skin. One characteristic of IPL is that it works with multiple colours of light, allowing it to target multiple areas and structures of the skin. The advantage of this is that if you suffer from vessels and/or pigmentation spots scattered over the face or, for example, the décolleté, you can fully treat all these problem areas in one treatment.

 

What can IPL Alma be used for?

 

The skin therapists at Body and Face Clinic use IPL to treat the following skin problems and conditions:

  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Spider naevus/spider heads
  • Telangiectasias
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Pigment spots
  • Age spots

 

IPL treatment for pigment

Nowadays, pigment is also seen as the new wrinkle. More and more people experience it as skin aging. Superficial pigmentation spots can easily and safely be treated with IPL. Alma’s light and laser treatments remove spots and pigmentation by acting on the melanin in the dark spots. This removes all layers of skin and reveals even, flawless skin. Depending on the pigmentation spot, an average of one to three treatments are required. The estimated number of treatments may possibly be higher, depending on the location and end goal.

 

IPL treatment for redness 

When treating blood vessels, the laser light of the IPl device is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood and converted to heat. This causes the blood vessel to coagulate without harming the surrounding tissue. Depending on the thickness, size and quantity of the vessels, an average of one to three treatments are required. The estimated number of treatments may possibly be higher, depending on the location and end goal.

 

How should I prepare for the IPL Alma?

 

  • Avoid sun and tanning beds for four weeks prior to treatment.
  • Stop using three to seven days before treatment: an exfoliant, retinol (vitamin A cream), hormone cream and hydroquinone.
  • Stop taking blood thinners seven days before treatment (consult with your doctor if this is possible).
  • If you suffer from an active cold sore, you should not be treated and should wait until the cold sore is completely healed.
  • Botox and/or filler treatments may be performed up to two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid facial treatments two to four weeks before treatment, such as strong chemical peels, micro-needling and CO2 laser
  • In case of symptoms such as fever or flu, you will not be treated.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the treatment cannot be performed.

 

How does the treatment work?

 

Before the treatment, the skin is cleaned and disinfected. IPL is a noninvasive procedure. You will wear special glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. Though most patients tolerate the treatment relatively well, there is a slight discomfort associated with the light pulses, sometimes likened to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.

 

Possible skin reaction after treatment

 

Immediately after the procedure, the treated area may look red or pink. This tends to last for up to 48 hours.

People may also notice a stinging sensation in the 4 to 6 hours after IPL. This feeling may resemble that of having a mild sunburn. A moist cloth or cool pack can help ease the stinging. Swelling is also common, usually lasting for several days after the procedure. The skin can flake within the first week, and it is important to let the process occur naturally, so avoid picking or peeling your skin.

For the skin to recover quickly and properly, it is important to take care of the skin according to the advice given by the practitioner. This will achieve the optimal treatment result.

 

Aftercare

 

  • For the first 24 hours after treatment, do not do anything to the skin, and do not wash or apply cream unless otherwise advised.
  • For the first 48 hours, you should avoid heat sources such as saunas, swimming pool and intense exercise.
  • You should not wear makeup for the first 48 hours after treatment. Medical makeup, such as Oxygenetix, may be allowed if necessary.
  • Sleep on a clean pillowcase every other day.
  • Do not use scrubs and peels for the first two weeks after treatment.
  • For the first three to seven days, do not use intensive, exfoliating products with acids in them, such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid and do not use retinol and hydroquinone.
  • You should not scratch/pull at the scabs and/or peels.
  • After treatment, it is important to care for the skin with a restorative cream, such as Alhydran, to promote the healing process and allow the skin to heal more beautifully. Alhydran can be applied two to three times daily and can be purchased at the clinic.
  • During the treatment process, it is important to avoid direct sunlight on the skin and tanning beds. It is essential to use daily sun protection with at least SPF50.

 

Prices

1 vessel/pigment spot 45
2-5 vessels/pigment spots 75
Decollete 175
Whole face 175
Neck 100
Whole face + neck 225
Whole face + neck + decollete 350
Hands 95
Chin 75
Nose + cheeks 130
Cheeks 100
Cheeks + forehead 145
Nose 75