From $50 per treatment (depending on the area)

In normal skin, the cells grow, move to the surface and are sloughed off a steady unnoticeable rate. This cycle takes about one month. In psoriasis, the immune system sends faulty signals that speed up this cycle to only three to four days. The skin thickens with extra cells and blood vessels grow larger in attempt to feed those extra cells. Skin cells pile up on the surface with dead cells creating a white, flaky layer over the patch of inflamed skin.

IPL uses specialised flashes of green and yellow light to shrink and eliminate the blood vessels. It works on the principals of selective photothermolysis to coagulate the enlarged blood vessels that feed the growth of psoriatic skin cells. Closing the blood supply effectively stops abnormal growth, providing near immediate relief from itching and 70% clearance on average.  The heat provides the side benefit of soothing the inflammation reduces swelling.

The heat reduces swelling and inflammation and very effectively stops the constant itching associated with psoriasis.

IPL uses specialised flashes of green and yellow light to shrink and eliminate the blood vessels. It works on the principals of selective photothermolysis to coagulate the enlarged blood vessels that feed the growth of psoriatic skin cells. Closing the blood supply effectively stops abnormal growth, providing near immediate relief from itching and 70% clearance on average.  The heat provides the side benefit of soothing the inflammation reduces swelling.

Pre Treatment

Discontinue sun tanning and the use of tanning beds and self-tanning creams 4 weeks before and throughout the treatment course.. Always use a SPF-30 sunscreen on all exposed treatment areas and re-apply every 2 hours throughout the day.

Treating psoriasis takes a number of sessions and you should be willing to complete the full set of treatments.

We do not recommend to be treated if you are pregnant, or if you have been using photosensitive medications within past 4 weeks or patients on isotretinoin (e.g.: Acuttane) within the past 6 months.

 

Post Treatment

A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2-3 days. In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur.

Apply cold gel packs or cool wet cloths to the treatment areas for 15 min. every 2-4 hours if needed until symptoms subside.

Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs. This will prevent unwanted side effects.

Until redness has completely resolved avoid all of the following:
  • Swimming, especially in pools with chemical/chlorine
  • Hot tubs and Jacuzzis
  • Avoid sun exposure to treated areas
  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 daily to sun-exposed skin.

 

Bath or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Cool showers or baths will offer relief.

Avoid aggressive scrubbing, until the treatment area has returned to its pre treatment condition. Avoid sun exposure to treated areas, as well as the use of sun tanning beds and self-tanning creams.

IPL psoriasis treatment

Clairderm Cosmetic Clinic

p. (02) 9439 7780
a. Shop 111, 48 Atchison St, St Leonards