IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation

Walt Whitman is quoted as saying, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” While it’s an inspiring quote to look forward and not to be scared, it isn’t the best advice for our skin.

Sun damage and age are contributing factors to skin looking and feeling tired.

You don’t have to hide those skin imperfections such as pigmentation, redness, brown age spots, burst capillaries etc. behind makeup any longer. IPL Photorejuvenation is the latest non-surgical treatment for pigmentation and redness.

IPL Photorejuvenation while treating these conditions can also help to improve the tone and texture of your skin, which is why it is considered to be one of the most effective cosmetic therapies available.

So you don’t have to live with these unwanted skin problems any longer, IPL Photorejuvenation can help your skin to look good every day and in turn give you more confidence in yourself and your appearance. Making the makeup cover-up a thing of the past.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for your IPL Photorejuvenation treatment?

Cosmetic Image Clinics is owned and operated by former AMA Qld President and TV Medical Journalist Dr Ingrid Tall who has over twenty years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry. Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience, credibility and a ‘natural look’ is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.

Our clinical aesthetic team use the latest and best technology, the Lumenis M22 IPL machine, by using the latest non-surgical treatment for pigmentation and redness we can achieve dramatic improvements to the skin with no “downtime” and minimal discomfort.

What skin conditions can IPL Photorejuvenation treat?

IPL can achieve a more even skin tone and is used in the treatment of:

  • Brown Age Spots
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Pigmentation
  • Broken or burst capillaries
  • Redness of the face or neck
Three weeks after IPL right arm only
Three weeks after IPL right arm only

The Lumenis M22 is the gold standard multi-application platform for the treatment of skin conditions. It is the latest technology used by physicians around the world, M22 enables us to treat more types of patients and conditions with better outcomes.

To find out more watch “M22 with QS Product Video” by Lumenis.

Lumenis is also our machine of choice for laser hair removal. Cosmetic Image Clinics is proud to be the first clinic in Brisbane CBD to use the state-of-the-art Lumenis® LightSheer® DESIRE™ Laser for hair removal, which uses suction hand pieces to minimise discomfort, it is pain free and uses no messy gels.

Read more about pain free hair removal.

Why would IPL Photorejuvenation not be suitable for me?

If you have very dark skin; recent sunburn or you have used a solarium 2 weeks prior to the treatment; have a history of seizures, severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area); are pregnant; have an infection, herpes or have used Roaccutane in the last 6 months, then you are not a good candidate for IPL treatment. You should also avoid any photo sensitising medications if you are considering IPL.

Are there any complications when having IPL Photorejuvenation treatments?

As with any cosmetic medical procedure there is always a risk as no two bodies respond to treatment the same way. Prolonged redness and swelling can sometimes occur and last up to 4 days after your treatment. For people with darker skin tones you may have white patches appear on the skin a couple of weeks after your treatment, this can last for 2 weeks to up to a year, but also has the potential of being permanent. Darker patches of pigment on the skin can occur (this is not the immediate darkening of pigment that occurs when treating pigmentation) and can last for 2 weeks to up to a year, this is also more likely for people with darker skin tone. Blistering rarely occurs. Please ensure that if you do get a blister, do not pick it as it may leave a scar. Contact us at Cosmetic Image Clinics on 07 3003 4000 if you are at all concerned.

What can expect after my IPL Photorejuvenation treatment?

You may experience a slight burning (sunburn-like) sensation after treatment, which can last for up to a day, the skin may also appear slightly red in appearance. Your skin will be sensitive to heat for the following couple of days, so cooler showers or baths are advised.

How many IPL Photorejuvenation treatments will I require?

As each patient is different it is not possible to completely predict how many treatments you will need, which range from one to eight treatments, but on average patients require around three to four treatments to achieve their desired result.

Many clients benefit from maintenance treatments once or twice a year after their course of treatment, especially if there is an underlying medical condition such as Rosacea. At Cosmetic Image Clinics our professional clinical aesthetic team provide personalised treatment for our patients.

Recommendations for Pre and Post Treatment


  • Stay out of sun for 4 weeks prior to your treatment
  • Discontinue use of fake tan 1-2 weeks prior to your treatment
  • Use SPF 30+ sunscreen daily
  • It is recommended that you take antiviral medication before the treatment, if you have a history of herpes close to the area being treated, which is available from the chemist.

Post Treatment 

  • A slight burning (sunburn-like) sensation is expected for up to a day after the treatment. You can apply cold compresses or ice to the treated area to ease any discomfort
  • Do not have hot showers or baths after your treatment as your skin maybe temperature sensitive for a couple of days
  • Ensure that you do not have prolonged sun exposure after your treatment and always use SPF 30+ sunscreen
  • For at least one week after your treatment do not exfoliate the skin
  • Do not pick any blistering that may occur as this may lead to scarring. Please ensure that if you do get a blister, do not pick it as it may leave a scar. Contact us at Cosmetic Image Clinics on 07 3003 4000 if you are at all concerned.

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