Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment in Sydney

About the treatment

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a non-invasive treatment using multiple wavelengths of light to correct the visible signs of sun damage and ageing to the surface skin.

Common areas treated include the face, neck, décolleté, arms and hands. Improvements are seen for a variety of skin conditions:

  • Large pigmented lesions
  • Mottled complexions
  • Freckles
  • Small dilated capillaries (telangiectasia)
  • Redness and Rosacea
  • Skin tone and texture

How does IPL compare to other skin laser treatments?

IPL known as Intense Pulsed Light uses a broad spectrum of light, while lasers use a single wavelegnth of light. By selecting the appropriate wavelength of light, the IPL can be used to target specific skin concerns without damaging the surroungding skin.

IPL therapy has a shorter recovery time than other laser treatments. This is because IPL does not penetrate the skin as deeply as laster.

Benefits of treating the following areas include:

  • Face: IPL can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns on the face, including as spots, freckles, rosacea, and broken blood vessels.
  • Neck: IPL can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage.
  • Hands: IPL can be used to improve the appearance of the hands, reducing the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and veins

What to expect from IPL

At Shape Clinic, we recommend between 1 and 3 treatments for optimal results, and then a maintenance treatment annually. Topical numbing cream may be required. Brown spots should appear darker after the treatment and remain darker for a week before the skin cells naturally turn over and fade. A gentle mineral makeup may be worn after 24 hours.

Procedure Overview:

*Individual results may vary.

Face contour sketch

Like to know more about your treatment options?

Email us at or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.

Shape clinic team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Are there any side effects?

IPL therapy may have some side effects, such as redness and swelling.. It is important to be aware of these side effects and to plan accordingly.

Does IPL Therapy hurt? 

IPL therapy can be a bit uncomfortable, but it is not usually considered to be painful. The skin can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream, and the treatment area can be cooled with a cold compress.

How long do I need to wait between sessions?

The amount of time you need to wait between IPL treatments depends on the area of the body being treated, the severity of the condition being treated, and your individual skin type. However, in general, it is recommended to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments.

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