IPL Laser

High-intensity light to treat a variety of skin conditions
What to expect

Before any laser treatment at Advantage Skin Clinic your dermal clinician will have an in-depth consultation with you to discuss your treatment plan and goals, as well as relevant medical history that your clinician needs to be aware of. All patients will then sign a laser consent form before beginning the treatment. Your clinician will cleanse the treatment area before applying a pre-laser gel onto the skin. You will also be given protective glasses to wear.


Depending on the area size being treated, a typical IPL session will be between 30-45 minutes. Treatment plans range from 4-6 or more treatments, spaced at least 2 weeks apart.


The treated area may appear red and sensitive for a few hours following IPL. Some patients also experience slight swelling at the treatment site. You can return to your usual activities following IPL however you should avoid hot showers/saunas until the skin is healed.


The cost of IPL at Advantage Skin Clinic depends on the size of your treatment area. Half face begins at $180 while a full face IPL is $350. Please feel free to call the clinic if you wish to discuss treatment pricing further.

IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-intensity light to treat a variety of skin conditions including sun damage, age spots, blood vessels, birthmarks and rosacea. IPL therapy works by delivering pulses of light energy into the skin, targeting specific chromophores (substances that absorb light) within the skin, such as melanin (responsible for pigmentation) and haemoglobin (found in blood vessels). The energy from the IPL device is absorbed by these chromophores, causing them to heat up and be destroyed. The body then naturally removes the damaged tissue, leading to improvements in the skin’s appearance.


  • Superficial pigment/sun damage
  • Vascular lesions including broken facial vessels, rosacea, port wine stains
  • Ageing skin 
  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates collagen from heat interaction


Can IPL be used on all skin types?

Those with darker skin types should avoid IPL treatment due to the risk of hypopigmentation (lightening) or hyperpigmentation (darkening) of the skin. There are other treatment options available to treat darker skin tones, please contact the clinic to find out more information.

Is IPL painful?

As with any laser treatment you may experience slight discomfort however this differs from patient to patient. IPL therapy can be likened to a rubber band snapping sensation on the skin.

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