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IPL Photo-rejuvenation

If you use foundation to cover any facial blemish, brown spots or broken capillaries, chances are we can clear your skin and free you from needing foundation.

From all over Australia patients come for our IPL treatments to facial broken capillaries, sunspots, freckles, veins, and for skin tightening, pore reduction and wrinkle reduction. Healthy young skin is smooth in texture, firm in tone, free of unwanted pigmentation and devoid of broken capillaries. No gaping pores, no lines and no assorted blotches. If this isn’t the case for your facial skin, perhaps IPL Photorejuvenation is for you.

Photorejuvenation is the surest and safest way to efficiently clear unwanted freckles and age spots and other sun-related pigmentation.

Who should consider  IPL photorejuvenation?

Anyone with unwanted brown spots on their skin should enquire about IPL treatment.

Anyone with broken capillaries, like little red threads, on their cheeks or nose or chin or forehead, or indeed on the chest or even abdomen, should likewise come along and get assessed.

These two indications are so clear, and the treatments so effective, that the time will come when it will be considered self-neglectful to not treat such blemishes.

Anyone with mild to moderate skin laxity or with fine lines should ask us about IPL. Those with more marked laxity need a thread-lift or surgery, but lesser degrees improve with IPL. These are the outstanding effects of this treatment, but IPL can also help refine pores and can even help with acne in certain circumstances.

How does it work?

Dark structures absorb white light, converting it to heat. White structures reflect away the light, or at least do not absorb it, and so do not heat up to the same extent. By this same principle IPL treatments heat up your pigmented cells, leading them to be ultimately shed, whilst sparing the rest of your skin.

Red blood cells absorb this light, and in doing so treat their blood vessels. That’s why broken capillaries can be treated without damaging your skin. Meanwhile, some of the longer wavelengths in the IPL light penetrate deeply to stimulate fibroblasts to lay out extra collagen, leading to a tightening of the skin, refinement of pores, and a reduction of fine lines.

All this in one treatment, and you can understand why the Quantum researchers and discoverers of IPL dubbed the whole process Photorejuvenation.

What are the side effects?

These are few and minor. There may be some sting at the time of the treatment: this we can control with topical anaesthetic cream such as EMLA, but we find most patients don’t need or want it. As a medical practice, we can and do offer nitrous oxide gas (“happy gas”) to those sensitive who require it.

Pigmented spots will darken at first, and will remain dark for a few days before being shed from the skin surface. These are easily covered with foundation. It’s important to have your eyes protected during the treatment. Any other side effects are too rare to be mentioned here, and can be discussed in consultation.

Why should we try peach?

At Peach all photorejuvenation treatments are performed or supervised by our cosmetic physician Dr John Mahony MBBS FFMACCS. With his recognised expertise with IPL, you know you are in experienced and safe hands. Check the qualifications of those advising you and treating you, and know that FFMACCS is the only academic qualification available in Australia denoting a medical practitioner trained and specialised as a cosmetic physician.

How many treatments are needed?

Most of the research is based on a treatment regime totalling five treatments, each about four weeks apart. And undoubtedly a course of five treatments will give you a better final result than a shorter course.

What now?

Book a consultation with Dr John Mahony MBBS, FFMACCS.

Call us on 9368 0100


What does it involve?

The Erbium laser heats all cells, regardless of their colour. It does very neatly, quickly and powerfully. It removes the entire epidermis, all the unwanted pigment and your sun damage.For all that, your skin needs to be anaesthetised and light sedation is necessary, to reduce discomfort.

What is the downtime?

You can expect 7 days indoors , and after that another 2 weeks, where your skin will be quite pink, until the healing continues. You want big changes to your skin, so this treatment requires a long downtime. Over several weeks, the pinkness fades and the freshness and smoothness of your new skin becomes apparent

Who can have this treatment?

A consultation with Dr Mahony is required to establish that. Usually, someone with severe sun damage, deep lines, saggy skin and pale. Not suitable for dark skins, they will be prone to post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.