If you are working in a beauty industry like a salon or a spa you must have come across various clients complaining of the excessive body hair, acne, blemishes, fine lines, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and many more skin issues. All these are dermatological problems that are common to people working in stressful environments, bad eating habits, less water intake, lack of exercise, in some cases hereditary as well as environmental factors play a big role too. This makes a perfect opportunity for you as a beauty therapist to provide treatments that show visible results without causing side effects. IPL machines are the answer to all the hair and various skin related problems. This is one of the most technically advanced and versatile beauty equipment in the market today offering innumerable benefits to the beauty industry.
The Intense Pulsed Light technology uses a broad spectrum of non-coherent light which targets the melanin in the skin and is suitable for a wide range of applications based on hair colour and skin tone. The gentle non-invasive and non-ablative IPL technology uses sophisticated filters to limit the wavelength of light from entering the skin and thus making it suitable to improve the appearance of various skin problems including freckles, age marks, facial lines, wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, vascular lesions, spider telangiectasis, port wine stains, rosacea, broken capillaries, red thread veins of the legs and removal of unwanted body and facial hair.
Working of the IPL System
IPL systems work on the same principle as the laser in that the light is absorbed into particular target cells with colour in the skin. The light energy is converted into heat which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL equipment has xenon flashlamp which provide power to it and produces a flat spectrum of light ranging from 400nm to 1200nm. Different filters are used to filter out lower wavelengths depending on the treatment performed. The wavelength is targeted to the area of treatment with the help of a handheld device.
IPL machine is not just used to fulfil the vanity of beauty conscious people but also offers miraculous improvements in the appearance of people suffering from facial and skin imperfections.
Here are the treatments offered by IPL technology.
Unwanted hair removal on IPL machine is most popular treatment worldwide as it is painless and there are no to minimal side effects. Body and facial hair is always a problem, especially for women. Shaving, waxing, tweezing and plucking, all are traditional methods. They do show results but are temporary and time-consuming and also have side-effects like rashes, burns, cuts and discolouration besides being painful. On the other hand, IPL hair removal shows long-lasting to permanent results but only after few treatment sessions approximately 6-8 depending on the skin type and density of hair. The broad spectrum of light emitted by the machine targets the melanin in hair follicle which converts into heat thereby destroying the hair. This is cost-effective and much better treatment method for hair removal and can be used on any area of the body except on the eyebrows and upper cheeks.
Acne is a common problem among teenagers but many adults also have to face it. It is one of the major reasons for low self-esteem among people and its treatment is necessary not only to improve the physical appearance but also to lift inner confidence. Mild acne clears out with good skin care regime but those with moderate to severe acne would need something extra. IPL treatment can come to their aid, acne is caused due to overproduction of oil from sebaceous glands which clogs the pores making way for bacteria to thrive which results in pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and inflammation. IPL acne treatment targets and kills the bacteria and shrinks the large pores thus making your skin look fresh. Generally, three treatment sessions are needed to see significant improvement.
IPL technology is used to treat various skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, age spots, rosacea and broken capillaries. It is a non-invasive procedure designed to provide clear, healthy and glowing skin. Treatment with IPL machine for skin rejuvenation is known as Photofacial and it is relatively simple and straightforward procedure. Intense pulses of light are guided with a handheld device on to the treatment area which penetrates deep into the skin causing blood vessels to constrict and stimulates collagen and elastin production thereby reducing fine lines and redness and refreshes the skin like no other facial therapy can do. The setting in the handpiece can be changed according to different skin types and applications. Most of the benefits occur gradually in the weeks following the treatment. It is a quick treatment often known as luncheon procedure as it takes only 30 minutes to complete making it convenient for people on tight schedules.
The appearance of unsightly veins and blood vessels on the skin surface is a vascular disorder and is a common problem for more than 60% of the adult population. To treat them, IPL technology comes handy. IPL emits light which is absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed and the vessels quickly clear out after the session. This is because they are reabsorbed by the body leaving little to no trace of the lesion. For the treatment session, a thin layer of gel is applied which aids in absorption of light. The handheld applicator is placed on the skin and short pulses of light are released. The applicator is moved over the targeted area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The wavelength is set in such a way that all the unwanted blood vessels are destroyed without harming the normal blood vessels, thus great precision is required to perform this therapy. Vascular therapy treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the type and size of the lesion and usually, 3 to 5 sessions are needed spaced every 4-6 weeks for desired results, though small lesions may clear in just single session.
Thus, IPL equipment is an all-in-one skin treatment machine that can be a great asset to your beauty clinic or salon. So if you are looking to buy this versatile equipment then Universal Medical Aesthetics offer the best in class IPL machines in Melbourne. Get in touch with us today to get a free quote.