What is IPL for Acne Therapy?

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) acne management targets acne-prone skin to reduce acne bacteria, breakouts and inflammation for a clearer, more balanced and healthier looking complexion.


What does the treatment involve?

During treatment a cool gel is applied to the skin and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes. A hand piece is placed on your skin and pulses of light are emitted to treat the skins imperfections. The firing of the IPL feels like the flicking of an elastic band, and does not require local anesthetic cream or analgesics beforehand. Treatments can take as little as 5-10 minutes, or up to 45minutes, depending on the area treated. Immediately after treatment the area reddens and may feel warm.


How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required varies from person to person depending upon the condition of your skin. Normally, you will need one to six treatments at intervals of two to four weeks.


How long will the results last?

Once the bacteria is destroyed results are permanent. The use of cosmedical homecare products and other complimentary treatments will ensure prolonged results.


What does the treatment cost?

Spot treatment $60 (then $10 per spot thereafter)

Full Face $150

Package of 6 $600

Who can have this treatment?

IPL Acne treatments are not suitable for dark skin types or those with open wounds or lesions at the treatment site. Treatment is not suitable to have during pregnancy (fine while breastfeeding). IPL is not suitable for those who have been on Roaccutane in the last 6 months, have open wounds, infections, rosacea, psoriasis or dermatitis in the area to be treated. This treatment is also not suitable for any clients currently taking photo sensitising medications, please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.


Pre and Post Care Information

Darker skin types may require the use of a Tyrosinase Inhibitor for a minimum of 14 days pre-treatment and for the duration of the treatment. This is for the safety and effectiveness of treatment. We recommend ‘Medik8 White Balance Brightening Serum' $124.

Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to any IPL treatment.

The skin must be free from spray tan or tanning creams.

If treating an area covered in hair, the hair must be shaved 12-24hrs prior to coming for your treatment.

Apply ‘Skinstitut Laser aid’ every 4 hours after your treatment of IPL, this is available to purchase at the time of your treatment.

Use of a broad-spectrum SPF50 sunscreen is essential post treatment.