Super IPL skin rejuvenation
While the trauma of ageing skin is nowhere near as great as for vascular or pigmented lesions, the simple fact remains that most people do not like the thought of ageing.
Exposure to the sun accelerates the ageing process of the skin, and can cause disruption in the normal blood supply to the skin. It can also cause irregular pigmentation that shows as freckles (ephelides) or age-spots (solar lentigines), and irregular pore size. AW3® systems offer clinically proven treatment sun-damaged skin, covering both vascular and pigmented aspects.
With a range of treatments available we are able to treat or improve the appearance of sun pigmentation, acne, wrinkles and thread veins.
Is it suitable for all skin tones?
The skin rejuvenation is based on light absorption in melanin and haemoglobin, therefore treatments are more effective on light skin that is not sun tanned at the time of treatment. However, AW3® systems have pre-programmed settings for each treatment so all skin tones can ensure they will receive the correct energy output for their complexion.
How many treatments are required?
Depending on skin type, life style and skin problems you would need 4-6 treatments to improve or treat the condition of the skin.
How long does a take?
The glass prism within the AW3® applicator that guides the light to the skin is 15mm by 50mm, so a large area can be targeted in one flash of light. Our system has the largest spot size on the market and is the only system to have auto flashes without delay. This mean doing a facial will only take 10-15 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Skin type is a fundamental effecting factor in this treatment as due to the high level of pigment in the skin. Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person and machineto machine. We have a variety of machines including no pain machines and the sensation of each are completely different.
No anaesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin. You may find it comforting to cool the skin after the treatment.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
The light used is a completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by our unique filtering system.
Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning cream) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective. Generally, no post-treatment care is necessary. But people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying an ice pack to the face immediately after treatment or applying an ointment prescribed by the doctor. Furthermore, it is recommended to use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 60) for a few weeks following treatment.