Why you probably need IPL Skin Rejuvenation

For the past couple of months I’ve noticed that I’ve had to be increasingly more, err, creative with foundation and concealer application.

This annoyed me like you would not believe, since it’s something that I usually just swiped on to get my skin even and then carried on with my life. But there were things that needed increasing amounts of coverage. A miserable pigmentation spot on the left side of my forehead. A couple of other uneven spots as an added bonus. Redness that turned out to be scattered capillaries. Fun times indeed.

After putting it off for months I finally booked an IPL Skin Rejuvenation session. IPL is a form of light therapy that has a myriad of uses including hair removal and skin tightening, but I was there to take care of sun spots and capillaries. IPL works on a specific wavelength and only targets the pigmented problems in question, which also unfortunately only makes it suitable for light and medium skin tones.

The procedure is far from pleasant – not only do you feel a sting, you also see a flash even though your eyes are covered, and there’s a feeling similar to an electric current that makes me jump with every single ‘shot’. Fortunately even a full face treatment doesn’t take ages and you’ll probably be in and out in 20 minutes.

Some areas then darken for a couple of days – especially the sun spots, they look like little scabs – until you wake up one morning less than a week later with clear, even skin. I can’t believe it took me so long to go back (my last session was three years ago, and I think I should aim for once a year at least to keep things under control).

I’m thrilled with the results of just one session, and chances are good my skin will still improve in weeks to come. I went to TUSC, and the cost of a full face session was R1200 – most people require between 1-3 sessions. I’m definitely going to do my neck/chest at the beginning of next winter (we seem to already have premature summer) since I seem to have an almost permanent redness present there.

My mom and I both saw Philippa who manages her own diary and works from both Sandton City and Bryanston, so you can text or phone her on 083 265 8480 if you’re keen on a consultation or an appointment.

C x

PS – Neither my appointment nor this blog post was sponsored.



  1. Wenddy
    September 3, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Matured and grown lady on my fifties _wish to consult on skin pigmentation.being light skinned I tried concealers-dark make up mixed with light so pigmentation cant be visible but still. At the end with that heavy make up – will have big pores with lot of black heads. I need a turn over to have a clear , even and healthy skin.

    Thank you –

  2. Natasha
    September 3, 2015 / 11:15 am

    I went to a dermatologist just about a year and a half ago with the aim to get rid of my horrid pigmentation spots and after using lycoderm and hydroquinone cream for ages (which seamed to start to make a difference, but was short lived) I have now finally decided that IPL is my next root…Holding thumbs I get positive results as you have!

    • Chantelle Bester
      September 4, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      Best of luck! Works like a charm for me.

  3. Cecile
    September 4, 2015 / 11:33 am

    Hi C, dink jy dit sal werk vir my pigmentasie of groot son vlekke in my gesig? Klink on dit die ding sal doen. Van ek 32 geslaan het het my soos paddastoelle uitgekom.

    • Chantelle Bester
      September 4, 2015 / 5:10 pm


  4. Lucretia
    September 6, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    I have tried everything under the sun,visited several dermatologist but all short live.I wish I could find something that really works.Anyone who has use this IPl rejuvenating & had good results? I would like to try it,as I aim tired of covering up wth lots of make up.

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