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IPL Treatment at Contour Clinics

Treat yourself to the gold standard in IPL laser technology. Trust in the experts when it comes to laser and skin treatments. Using the latest dermatologist designed treatment protocols for all types of redness and pigmentation, Contour Clinics are the experts in laser skin treatments across Sydney and Australia.

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All consultations with our expert cosmetic doctors, nurses and laser dermal therapists are complimentary and obligation free.

IPL Skin Treatments Sydney with Contour Clinics

Do you have redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, irregular pigmentation, sun damage, cherry angiomas or unwanted hair? Do you want them gone with minimal discomfort, using gold standard laser technologies delivered by a clinic you can trust? Choose Contour Clinics for all your laser skin treatments. As a doctor led clinic you can be assured that you are being treated with the right machine for the right condition by clinicians with years of experience who have been trained to the very highest standard.

Living in Australia harsh sun exposure is unavoidable. Due to this sun damage, fine lines, sunspots, irregular pigmentation and broken capillaries are very common. Almost 100% of us will experience some form of irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries and sun damage that can accelerate the ageing process.

Intense pulse light (IPL) can be used to selectively target these skin complaints. By delivering light energy at a specific wavelength to the treatment target of concern, this energy is selectively absorbed causing a controlled photocoagulation “cooking” of the pigment/capillary etc. This occurs without damaging any of your surrounding skin. This selective controlled destruction of the treatment target leaves behind beautifully clear skin, with minimal discomfort or downtime.

IPL can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns including: redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, non-melasma pigmentation, irregular skin tone and for the removal of unwanted hair. It is safest used in those with a lighter skin type. Your Contour Clinics dermal therapist will ensure IPL is the right treatment for you at your complimentary consultation, this may include a patch test if necessary, at no extra charge.

How Does IPL Skin Treatment Work?

IPL skin treatments work by delivering an intense pulse of light at a pre-determined wavelength. At the appropriate wavelength, the treatment target within the skin (i.e. pigmentation) selectively absorbs the light energy causing a photocoagulation of the pigment/capillary etc. This occurs without damaging any of the surrounding skin.

IPL treatment for pigmentation works by delivering light energy into the pigment at a wavelength whereby the energy is almost completely absorbed by the pigment. This causes the pigment to photocoagulate “cook” turning darker. This darkness is exactly what we are looking for as an appropriate end point to judge the treatment effectiveness. The darkened pigment lasts 3-5 days before it flakes off leaving beautifully clear skin in its place.

 What Else Can IPL Be Used For?

IPL can be used for a wide range of skin conditions. Conditions that may be treated with IPL include:

  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Capillaries
  • Non-melasma pigmentation
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Unwanted hair
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Sundamage
  • Irregular, uneven skin tone

The same mechanism exists for treatment of all the above conditions. What changes is the amount of energy delivered, the wavelength used and how long the energy is delivered for. Manipulating these settings specifically targets the skin complaint of concern, while leaving surrounding skin unharmed. Often there is some cross-over in settings. This allows us to treat two different skin complaints during the same treatment (e.g. pigmentation and redness).

How Does IPL Compare to Other Skin Laser Treatments? 

There are many different types of laser on the market. These differ greatly on their mode of action, skin condition targeted, energy delivery profile and brand of laser. IPL differs from other lasers in that it delivers an intense pulse of light into the skin at a specific wavelength. The treatment target (i.e. pigment or capillaries) within the skin selectively absorbs this light energy keeping the surrounding skin unharmed.

If you are of a lighter skin type, have non-melasma pigmentation, redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, or cherry angiomas, IPL is the treatment modality of choice. Results with this method are in our opinion far superior to any other modality.

There are many other types of laser commonly used in Australian skin clinics. These can work by causing an intense microscopic vibration, by heating up water within cells causing a controlled microdamage or completely resurfacing the top layers of the skin by targeted laser beam.

The Contour Clinics Guarantee

Contour Clinics are the experts when it comes to IPL skin treatments in Sydney. Using the absolute gold standard in IPL technology, you can trust that you’ll experience only the finest service, safety and highest levels of professionalism. Our guarantee to you includes:

  • A complimentary consultation with comprehensive skin analysis and bespoke skin treatment plan from our experienced doctor’s nurses and dermal therapists
  • Complimentary laser test patch if required
  • Highly skilled dermal therapist to perform all procedures under the supervision of doctors with expertise in laser skin treatments
  • Gold standard technologies used in every laser skin treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

When Will I See the Best Results?

This depends on the condition treated. Most treatment courses with IPL require 3-5 sessions spaced 1 month apart. Best results are typically seen 1 month after your final session.

What Can I Expect After the Treatment?

After your IPL treatment you may notice a mild redness and warmth. These are both normal. If you are having pigmentation treated, it is normal for your pigment to turn darker. This darkening pigment resolves after 3-4 days before it flakes off, leaving a clear complexion in its place.

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Recent Reviews

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.

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