IPL treatment-What to expect during the procedure

Do you want to get rid of the blemishes on your skin? If yes, you likely may be considering opting for IPL treatment in Singapore.

IPL is presently one of the go-to treatments for people looking to get rid of birthmarks, age spots, and unwanted hair, and so on.

If you are considering opting for the procedure, you may be curious about how well the procedure works, its pros and cons, what to expect after it, and its alternatives.

This article is going to satisfy your curiosity and arm you with the intricate information you need to determine if the procedure is right for you or not.

How well it works

A lot of Singaporeans are opting for IPL treatment because it is super effective.

IPL devices are just as effective as laser treatment for treatments like fading blood vessels. While IPL is useful in getting rid of unwanted hair, you need to keep in mind that it works better on dark thick hair than light fine hair.

To get your desired results, you may need to have three to six treatment sessions. These treatments will be spaced for one or two months apart so that your skin can heal properly.

What happens during the procedure?

The skincare expert is first going to clean the area that’s going to be treated. Next, they will apply a cool gel to the spot. After this, they will use the IPL device to apply light pulses to the skin. You will be asked to wear dark glasses during the procedure to protect your eyes from the rays emitted by the device.

The light pulses from the device may sting your skin.

On average, it will take the skincare expert 20 to 30 minutes to complete the treatment. The treatment may be even longer if the area being treated is large.

Pros and cons of IPL treatment

Here are some of the perks and downsides of IPL treatment


  • Treatment sessions are short (a treatment session may last for 20 to 30 minutes)
  • The procedure is suitable for getting rid of spots, unwanted hair, and fade lines.
  • The light emitted from the IPL device doesn’t damage the skin. This means you will have fewer side effects.
  • Quick recovery


  • The procedure doesn’t work well for people with light hair and for those with dark skin.
  • You may need several treatments to get the results you desire.

Alternatives to IPL

If for some reason, you can’t opt for IPL treatment, you should opt for any of these alternatives.


This procedure is great for removing unwanted hair, spots, and wrinkles. Laser treatment can work effectively on dark skins. What’s more, it requires fewer treatment sessions than IPL.


Here, an abrasive device is used to sand off the outer layer of the skin. This procedure is perfect for fading age spots and reducing wrinkles and fine lines. You will need a couple of treatments to get your desired results.

Final note

As previously mentioned, IPL is a popular procedure in Singapore and other parts of the world, but it isn’t for everyone.

If you aren’t sure if it is for you, you should take a close look at your unique need and the pros and cons of the procedure.

Be sure to consult a skincare expert before making a final decision.

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