ICON Max – the industry-leading’s IPL

ICON Max – The Industry-Leading IPL

IPL, or Intense Pulse Light, is a treatment method that involves emitting gentle pulses of light to address skin concerns on the face and body. In our Melbourne clinic at Bioscor, we offer IPL treatment using Cynosure’s ICON Max IPL device as a non-ablative alternative to laser skin resurfacing.

The primary goal of the ICON Max IPL treatment is to enhance the appearance of sun-damaged and aging skin, while also promoting skin firmness through collagen stimulation. As a result, your skin will appear fresher, with a brighter and more even complexion.

IPL treatment is highly effective in improving skin texture without the need for surgery or invasive treatments. By utiliszing light energy, this treatment can effectively address a wide range of skin conditions.

At Bioscor, our team consists of experienced clinicians who specialisze in providing IPL treatment. We place great importance on thorough diagnosis and analysis to ensure that you achieve optimal results from your prescribed treatment.

IPL treatment can target the following skin conditions:

  • Aged/sun spots
  • Telangiectasia (spider veins), broken capillaries
  • Pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Facial and neck redness
  • Fine wrinkles and enlarged pores
  • Dull, lacklustre skin

Advantages of IPL treatment:

  • No lengthy downtime
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No anaesthesia required
  • A much more affordable alternative
  • Can target small areas

IPL Genesis Mode

The ICON MAX-G IPL is an exceptional device designed to address pigmentation and redness concerns while simultaneously promoting the skin’s natural collagen and elastin remodeling. Bioscor employs a specialised technique known as “Genesis mode” for this purpose. In this mode, the handpiece delicately glides over the skin, typically resulting in minimal to no discomfort. As the heat gently disperses, it initiates the remodeling process, ultimately enhancing your appearance with a more rejuvenated look.

The treatment interval is once every month, and the downtime typically involves mild to moderate erythema, which is a temporary redness of the skin.


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It’s important to note that IPL treatments may not be suitable for all skin tones. Individuals with darker skin tones may be at risk of experiencing hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation as a result of the treatment. If you are uncertain about whether you are a suitable candidate, we encourage you to consult with one of our friendly clinicians who can provide personalized advice based on your unique circumstances.

For optimal results, it is generally recommended to undergo multiple sessions of IPL treatment within a reasonable timeframe. We typically suggest a treatment plan consisting of 4 to 5 sessions, spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. However, please keep in mind that the exact number of sessions and intervals may vary depending on your specific skin condition and concerns. To determine the most suitable treatment plan for you, we advise scheduling an appointment with our skin expert who can assess your needs and provide personaliszed recommendations.
Once your IPL treatment schedule is fixed, our skin expert the doctor will guide you on the things you must keep in mind before the treatment session. Some common things to follow before the IPL treatment are-
– Avoid the use of makeup before the appointment.
– Avoid getting a facial or using face peel masks before the treatment.
– Avoid the intake of medicines that may make you bleed more.
– Avoid tanning sessions before the treatment.

During the standard IPL treatment (where it will feel like a light rubber band snap), you may experience a warm snapping sensation, which is often likened to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, this sensation is typically well-tolerated, and the majority of patients find it comfortable.

If the IPL treatment is under a “Genesis” mode (where it feels like a warm massage), there is typically minimal to no discomfort. In this mode, the handpiece delicately glides over the skin while emitting a warm sensation.

This will depend on the mode that the IPL is in:

  • Standard IPL treatment: it is common for the treated area(s) of your skin to be sensitive immediately after the treatment. Many patients describe the sensation as similar to having a mild sunburn for a day or two, but this can be easily concealed with makeup. Any redness that may occur will typically fade within a few days.
  • IPL “Genesis” mode: there is little to no downtime. If any, you may only experience mild swelling and pinkness that should last several hours.

It is important to note that we strongly recommend avoiding direct sun exposure for at least a week following your IPL treatment, as your skin will be sensitive during this time. Your clinician will provide you with detailed post-care instructions on the day of your treatment, including guidelines for sun protection and additional care. If you have any uncertainties or questions, please feel free to contact us prior to your treatment for further information.

Many patients typically notice a visible difference in their skin after approximately two weeks following the IPL treatment. It’s important to note that the production of collagen and elastin, which contributes to skin improvement, continues for up to six months even after your final treatment. Therefore, you may observe a more significant difference in your skin during this period.

If you are undergoing IPL treatment specifically to address issues such as blood vessels and pigmentation, you can expect these concerns to gradually fade over the course of the next 10 to 14 days.

In addition to IPL, we offer a diverse range of other treatments aimed at helping you achieve flawless skin. To learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.