At Omniya, we use the Cynosure MPX machine for Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments. As opposed to a singular direct beam of energy that is supplied by traditional Laser Treatments, IPL is a filtered light which still uses the principle of heat absorption – meaning that is also able to target more than one concern at one time.
At Omniya, we are able to address many different skin concerns through the use of our powerful treatments and advanced products. In order to recommend the best course of action, we recommend booking in with one of our expert Skin Specialists for a Free Consultation.
For all treatments a consultation and patch test 48hours prior to first treatment is required to ensure suitability. Please note that due to the nature of this treatment, it is not suitable for all skin types.
Is there any downtime?
Mild redness and some swelling/bruising can occur (depending on the target of concern). This can last anywhere between 24 hours and 3 days, however, make up can be applied post treatment.
Darkening of the pigment and slight dryness on the pigment areas can last up to two weeks.
Can IPL be combined with other treatments?
Yes. However, please allow at least 2 weeks between treatments.
What is the post treatment advice?
Immediately after treatment, a cold compress will be applied to the area for a few minutes. Aloe vera will then be applied to the area to help cool and soothe (this will be followed by SPF 50 application if the treated areas are to be exposed). Over the next 24-48 hours, it is important to avoid exfoliation and excess heat in the treated area, via hot showers/baths and exercise.
We would advise the application of aloe vera on the areas between 5 days – two weeks, depending on the area treated. Sun exposure is to be avoided for a minimum of two weeks after treatment. If you have recently been on holiday and you are tanned, you will need to wait a minimum of 4 weeks, once you have returned, before your next treatment.