What is IPL for Vascular?

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) for Vascular can be used to effectively treat broken capillaries, spider veins, red spots, cherry angionomas and rosacea. The IPL treatment works by blasting damaged vessels back into the bloodstream, allowing the body to reabsorb these vessels a few days after treatment. Unfortunately we do not treat veins from the waist downward.

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 anaesthetic 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 like sunburn for 2-12 hours and some swelling of the vessels may be seen. If large areas or many vessels are being treated, significant swelling can occur. Rosacea redness will decrease after one week. Broken capillaries (spider veins) disappear or go darker, then fade in 1-2 weeks


How many treatments will I need?

Some clients may require a single treatment, while others will require ongoing treatments to achieve the best possible results. Your clinician will discuss the expected number of treatments, along with expected results during your consultation.

As a guide, we generally recommend 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. We currently offer packages of IPL Vascular at a discounted rate.


How long will the results last?

For most clients the results are permanent following IPL for Vascular. However genetics, age and lifestyle choices can effect longevity of your results. 


What does the treatment cost?

Package discount = Buy 3 get 1 free


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

Full Face $199

Neck $149

Décolletage $199

Face, Neck & Décolletage $399


Who can have this treatment?

IPL Vascular 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.