Spider veins, broken capillaries, red spots and rosacea can all be reduced and removed to offer clients an even, more uniform complexion. IPL treatments for capillary reduction are a relatively painless process that increases the production of collagen, making those vessels naturally disappear.
How it Works
Capillary removal is the treatment of an individual or group of dilated capillaries using light energy to target the blood supply within the vessel. The heat created by the IPL can collapse the capillary wall causing the vessel to shut down on itself. This will then be treated as useless by the body and removed via the lymphatic system.
Generally 4-6 treatments will be needed 2-3 weeks apart to obtain optimal results.
2 weeks prior: Avoid sun exposure, solariums or fake tanning. Cease use of topical prescription retinol. Use of an SPF 30+ sunscreen daily (such as 'SHADE').
3 days prior: Avoid active skincare products containing cosmeceutical retinol (topical vitamin A) or hydroquinone (whitening creams).
12 hours prior: Avoid applying moisturiser or other products to the treatment area.
The treated area will be more sensitive to sun exposure. As always, sun protection is key (protective clothing or SPF30+ such as 'SHADE').
Some redness & swelling may occur and could last for a few days. If needed, use cold packs periodically throughout the first few days to reduce any swelling or discomfort.
Avoid hot showers, sweaty workouts, sun exposure and chlorinated pools 24 hours post treatment.
Apply aftercare/healing products as prescribed.
Treat the treated area gently, no rubbing or scratching or picking.
Avoid flying for 1 week post treatment.
NOT suitable for those with:
Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
History of seizures
Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)
Very dark skin
Photo sensitising medications are best avoided
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