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Sun Damage & Pigmentation

@ The Salon by Jennifer Louise

The Science

The heat from the light is attracted to the melanin/oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. The heat reaction breaks down the melanin and coagulates the blood within the area. This then leaves the body through the lympathic system leaving the skin with a clearer complexion.


The heat that is also created within the epidermis and dermis (RF treatments only) makes the skin react as if it has had an injury. The blood and collagen rush into this area to repair it leaving the skin with lightened pigmentation which over time will be removed. Overall you will have smoother complexion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does It Hurt? 

The sensation will vary from client to client. The sensation that is felt depends upon the amount of melanin found in the skin. The sensation is described as a heat sensation and a few clients say it is light mild sunburn after the treatment.

What to expect? 

IPL pigmentation treatments will show mild redness of the skin initially after the treatment. This is a good sign the treatment has worked and sufficient heat has been pushed into the epidermis.

How Many Treatments? 

On average 1-6 treatment at 4 week intervals are needed for the best results. The level of collagen boost depends on your skin type so results do vary. Top up treatments may be needed in the future to maintain these results.