IPL pigment treatment

  • Duration of procedure:

    30 min

  • Price of procedure:


There may be various reasons that contribute to the formation of pigment spots, but the exact cause is still unknown. Exposure to sunlight (UVA and UVB), hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy), inflamed and damaged skin increase the production of melanin in the skin, which again causes hyperpigmentation. Pigment spots can appear on the skin as light spots (hypopigmentation) or dark spots (hyperpigmentation). Hyperpigmentation can have different forms on the skin (melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, freckles, solar lentigo, etc.). Hyperpigmentation is harmless to health, but can affect person's self-contentment. There are various ways to get rid of pigment spots. The main principle, however, is to constantly protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen SPF 30+ all year round. When in direct sunlight, do not forget to reapply the sunscreen every couple of hours, wear sunglasses, a hat. Once a year, treat yourself to chemical exfoliation and an IPL treatment for pigment spots. This way you will keep your skin tone even and slow down the signs of aging.

Guidelines before for the procedure:

  • Do not use self-tanning creams, avoid sunbathing and solarium in 2 weeks preceding the procedure. Apply SPF50.
  • Do not consume alcohol on the day before the procedure, to avoid possible swelling.
  • If you are using medication which contains isotretinoin, consult your doctor first.
  • A week before, stop using topical acne/rosacea medication.


Guidelines after the procedure:

  • Do not use self-tanning products, avoid sunbathing and solarium in 2 weeks after the procedure. Apply SPF50.
  • Do not consume alcohol on the day of the procedure, to avoid possible swelling.
  • Avoid sauna, bathing, spa, swimming for 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Avoid procedures (treatments with machines, chemical exfoliation, etc.) in the treated area for 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Moisturize your skin daily.


How frequently should I use the IPL pigmentation treatment?

It all depends on the condition of the skin and the severity of the problem. It is recommended to complete a set of 2 treatments at a 4-week interval. At the end of these two treatments, the pigment will have decreased or disappeared completely, but not forever. Generally, the procedure has to be repeated after a year or two. The return of the pigment depends on your lifestyle and hormonal condition.

Is the procedure painful?

The IPL procedure is not like stroking the skin, but it is also not directly painful. There is some discomfort, but the majority of people say that the flashing light bothered them more than the feeling of heat. We protect your eyes with goggles, so you do not need to worry.

How does the IPL treatment for pigmentation work?

In the treatment of pigment spots, we use the best Viora V20 IPL (intense pulsed light) technology - this method in the treatment of pigment spots has been scientifially researched and has shown good results. Due to the IPL technology, we do not damage the superficial layer of the skin and can take the heat energy to deeper tissues (in case of pigment, the pulse is absorbed in the pigment) where is the problem which we can treat. Within 24 hours from the procedure, the pigment becomes darker, but during the following 2 weeks the pigment will have disappeared or become lighter.

Contraindications for the procedure:

  • Chronic inflammations in the body
  • Herpes outbreak
  • Skin injuries
  • Oncological diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Keloid scars
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding.


What is the IPL procedure?

It would be good, if you could arrive to the procedure without your makeup; however, if this is not possible, we will first remove the makeup and then prepare the skin with a septic cleanser. Then we cover the skin with a cooler gel and protect your eyes with special goggles. Our specialist chooses the right parameters for you and the IPL nozzle is placed on the skin, at which you may feel a hot, stinging sensation, but it will pass quickly. At the end of the procedure, the skin is moisturized with a regenerative cream, and make sure not to forget to renew the SPF 50 during the day.

Can I go to work after the procedure?

Can I go to work after the procedure?

KHow long does it take to recover from the procedure?

It can take 1 or 2 weeks. The pigment will start to disappear after 24 hours. Our clients have described this process very differently, some say that the pigment comes off as if there were coffee grounds or scabs on the skin, while some do not notice anything until they see that the pigment is gone or has become lighter. After that you will feel that the skin is no longer dry and perhaps no longer needs additional moisturizing.


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