Designed to target certain skin conditions, IPL can rejuvenate your skin and visibly reduce skin imperfections like pigmentation, sun damaged skin, broken capillaries and rosacea.

What is photo rejuvenation?

Photo Rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment performed with medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.

The process works by using accurately targeted light energy to safely treat abnormal blood vessels or pigmentation. This laser pigmentation removal stimulates the body’s natural healing process to assist in healing the condition. It also promotes the natural production of collagen, which leaves skin smoother and more evenly toned. Treatments have proven to generate substantial visible improvements in the skin without any recovery downtime.

Similar to laser hair removal, the machine used to perform Photo Rejuvenation is attracted to dark pigments. This means it cannot be used on skin that has had recent exposure to the sun or are affected by spray or self-tanning.

About the treatment

Every time you look in the mirror, does your skin look older and a little more tired? Is the effect of the sun taking its toll? Most of us, at one point or another, have thought of possibly putting a stop to or at least slowing down the ageing process and its effect upon our skin. But how can we do that? Australian Laser & Skin Clinics answers this question with Photo Rejuvenation in our Melbourne clinics.

We all contend with the natural ageing process on a daily basis, but harsh environmental factors also impact upon our skin. Until recently, most skin rejuvenation treatments involved a lengthy, inconvenient recovery period and surgery. IPL Photo Rejuvenation is a new sophisticated yet simple aesthetic procedure that doesn’t require surgery.

Developed by Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr, this revolutionary new method involves a series of beams of light being pulsed onto the facial area. This can improve the signs of photo-aging and rosacea while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, telangiectasia and irregular pigmentation – resulting in dramatically younger and more beautiful skin. The benefits are consistent, with visible improvement in the skin, and, importantly, minimal discomfort.


When following our Photo Rejuvenation guidelines, patients experience consistent, visible and long-lasting improvement to the skin. Facial Rejuvenation has a great appeal because of the dramatic visual improvement to the skin, the simple nature of the treatment and, most importantly, the complete absence of recovery time. Patients are able to return immediately to normal activity after receiving a treatment in one of our Melbourne clinics.

Which symptoms can be treated effectively with Photo Rejuvenation?

Erythema: Photo Rejuvenation is particularly effective for erythema cases of the face, neck or chest. Patients can expect an average of 50-75% reduction* in facial erythema after five sessions*. Benefits have also continued for up to twelve months* after erythema treatment.

Flushing: Until recently, there has been no effective solution for facial, neck or chest flushing. Photo Rejuvenation is extremely effective in reducing the degree of flushing in all patients treated. Most patients report a 75% (or greater) reduction* in flushing.

Rosacea: Patients with active inflammatory rosacea generally experience a considerable improvement in their symptoms after receiving Photo Rejuvenation laser treatment for rosacea. Most patients are able to decrease or discontinue other treatments for rosacea. Although symptoms of rosacea may re-occur, most patients report a 60% (or greater) improvement* after undergoing laser treatment for rosacea.

Photo-aging and sun damage: Skin that displays fine wrinkling, freckling or irregular pigmentation from chronic sun exposure is visibly improved after a series of sessions. Fine wrinkles have generally shown an average improvement of 15-25% (or greater) after five facial rejuvenation sessions*.

Pigmentation Problems: These include brown age spots, melismas that are coarse, and rough appearing skin with large pores. Patients with this skin type generally experience smoother, softer skin with a visible reduction in pores after treatments. Pore size improves an average of 50% (or greater) *.

Non-Facial Sun damage: Chest, dorsal, hand, forearm and legs can all be safely rejuvenated with our Photo Rejuvenation procedure.

Acne Scarring: IPL Photo Rejuvenation is effective in providing erythema treatment while reducing post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation of acne scarring.

What are the Advantages?

  • Photo Rejuvenation offers several advantages over other skin rejuvenation modalities such as chemical peeling.
  • The only truly effective treatment for facial, neck and chest erythema, telangiectasia and flushing.
  • One of the main advantages with Photo Rejuvenation treatments is that there are substantial visible improvements seen in the skin with no downtime.
  • Safe with a minimal risk of scarring or adverse effects.
  • Treatments are quick and easy for patients and, generally speaking, no anaesthesia is required.
  • The whole face can be treated with laser face rejuvenation for most patients within fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Millions of Australians with skin changes of rosacea and/or photo-aging can benefit immensely from treatments.
  • The energy delivered in Photo Rejuvenation is in the form of pulses of light. The wavelength of the laser is within the visible spectrum of light, so there is minimal risk of ocular injury and a higher level of patient safety.
  • Photo Rejuvenation treatments can be safely used on non-facial skin. This permits effective treatment of erythema of the neck and chest, and photo-aging of the neck, chest, forearms, shoulders and legs.

If skin imperfections like rosacea, acne, scars or pigmentation are affecting your lifestyle, book a consultation with one of our experienced beauty therapists. We will be able to asses your skin and determine if IPL is the right treatment for you.