On July 10, 2016, I was welcomed to Skin Clinic Blyss by Jodie the Owner and Dermal Clinician. I had previously discussed with her my concerns for my skin. These issues included redness and mild rosacea on my cheeks.
After our discussion I decided that this treatment would be a worthwhile endeavour. (See below for pre-treatment photo).
The IPL treatment I received involved Jodie applying a gel over my face (cheeks, nose and chin). She explained that this would help the light to bond with my skin.
The system passed over each target area of my face twice, on the same intensity. This was quite painful as numbing cream could not be applied prior. I would compare the pain to a sharp flicking sensation. It was explained to me that numbing creams make visible veins restrict in size. It was important that the veins were visible in order to treat targeted areas.
To finish, a cooling gel was applied to treated areas to soothe my skin, which was feeling quite hot at this time.
Afterwards my face was red for around two hours. Once the red had faded my face looked refreshed and healthy. (See below for post-treatment photo)
Jodie and I have discussed that I will require three IPL sessions to see positive changes to my skin.
It has been five days since receiving this treatment and I intend on further documenting the impact this procedure has had on my skin care journey. I will keep you all posted!
Thank you Jodie!