IPL Vasculight FAQS

IPL Laser Treatments for Men

The following is general information that may answer your questions with regard to treatment with the VascuLight. If you have any other questions not addressed below, then please feel free to contact us using the enquiry form, by telephone or call in for a chat with the Doctor or our qualified clinical team.

Q. Is it painful?

A. Some clients feel discomfort during the treatment. Exposure is limited to an extremely short pulse and Clients report the treatment feeling like a rubber band snap. This discomfort may range from mild to moderate and does not last long. A burning sensation may last for up to one hour. A cold compress or ice pack may be used if desired.

Q. Are there any side effects?

Blisters – There is always the slight possibility of developing a crust or a blister. This is superficial, does not result in scarring and is treated like sunburn or any other blister.

Pigment changes – The treated areas will properly heal without any pigmentation changes. However, there is always the chance that hyper pigmentation ( darker) or hypo pigmentation (lighter) areas may occur. These are temporary and will fade within 1 – 6 months. Sun exposure must be avoided as this may intensify a hyper pigmentation. It is rare that a change is permanent.

Scarring – This is very rare but it is important to follow all the post treatment instructions carefully.

Excessive Swelling – This may occur immediately after treatment, especially if the face has been treated. It is temporary and not harmful. Cold packs or hydrocortisone preparations may reduce swelling.

Fragile skin – The skin should be treated gently for a few days following treatment. It should not be rubbed and when applying make-up, pat gently. Make-up can be applied immediately after treatment as long as the skin is not broken. If this occurs, it is treated with antibiotic cream.

Bruising – If this occurs it will clear up in 4-7 days. As the purple bruise fades, there may be a brown stain which will also resolve with time, usually within 3 months. We will start with test patches to see how you react to treatment. If the tests are satisfactory, we will then begin a session of treatment.

Vasculight for Skin Rejuvenation

Q. What is Skin Rejuvenation?

A. This non-invasive treatment is a remarkable procedure to renew the youthful appearence of the skin using intense pulsed light (IPL).

Q. How does it work?

A. Light energy is delivered in pulses and is transformed to heat energy. After treatment – the damaged tissue is absorbed. the skin is left smooth and rejuvenated.

Q. who is it suitable for?

A. People who are beginning to notice fine lines which are early signs of skin damage or
redness, dyschromia, photoageing, acne rosacea , poikiloderma, brown pigmentation and age spots.

Q. What are the benefits of Skin Rejuvenation?

A. Recovery time is within 24 hours and the results are natural and gradual to revel smoother, fresher, youthful skin.

Vasculight for Unwanted Hair

Q. No other hair removal treatment I’ve tried has kept the hair from coming back. Can IPL really remove hair long-term?

A. Yes! Scientific studies show EpiLight’s unique Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology actually damages or destroys hair follicles at the cell level.

Q. I have very sensitive skin, and I haven’t been able to use most other hair removal techniques. Will IPL work on my skin too?

A. The wavelength range of IPL provides unrivaled flexibility, enabling treatment to be customized according to an individual’s precise skin condition . Its variable treatment options allow successful hair removal from virtually any skin type or complexion. Your physician can best determine if you are a candidate for treatment.

Q. How long has this product been available?

A. The IPL system has been available in the US since July 1997. Further, IPL has gone through rigorous clinical testing in some of the world’s leading hospitals and clinical facilities. Dozens of articles have been published in medical journals on the results of these studies.

Vasculight for Veins

Q. I’ve had other treatments for varicose and spider veins and sometimes the problem comes back over time. Does VascuLight offer a permanent solution for these conditions?

A. VascuLight’s Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser system provides complete and virtually permanent closure of damaged and ruptured veins, both large and small, near the surface and further below it. Since the vein is completely closed, blood cannot flow back into it; consequently, over time the vein simply disintegrates and is absorbed by the body. Other treatment types may not produce this complete vein closure. Be aware however, that patients may develop varicose veins in other areas as time passes.

Q. My doctor explained that the broken capillaries, flushing and little pimples I have on my face are associated with a skin disorder called rosacea. Can VascuLight help me?

A. Experts have found IPL treatments to be very effective in minimizing the vascular symptoms associated with rosacea. Your entire face, chest and neck areas can generally be treated without anesthesia or significant side effects.

Q. How long has the Vasculight been available?

A. The VascuLight system has been available in the US since April, 1998. Further, VascuLight has gone through rigorous clinical testing in some of the world’s leading hospitals and clinical facilities. Dozens of articles have been published in medical journals on the results of these studies.

Q. I spend a lot of time outdoors, so I usually have a pretty good tan. Can I still be treated with the laser energy of the VascuLight system?

A. One of the advances of the VascuLight system is its ability to treat virtually all skin types and colors, at any time of the year. This is due to its long, near-infrared laser wavelength that easily passes through the melanin, the material that gives color to the skin.