Hamilton Skin Clinic

Intense Pulsed Light

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Schedule Flexibility

Treatment Schedule Flexibility: Sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Session Duration

Approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

Sessions Required

Typically, 4-6 sessions are recommended for optimal results.


Little to no downtime, with most patients resuming normal activities immediately.

Side Effects

Temporary redness, swelling, and slight sensitivity in the treated area.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

No aesthetic treatments are advised during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Dive Deeper Into IPL: A Powerful Ally For Skin

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy has become a cornerstone of cosmetic dermatology, leaving a remarkable mark on the path to achieving beautiful skin. Emerging in the latter part of the 20th century, IPL revolutionised the way we approach skin health. By harnessing the potent energy of light, IPL treatments offer safe and effective solutions for a variety of conditions.

The Science Behind the Light

What sets IPL apart from its predecessors, particularly traditional cosmetic lasers, is its unique approach. Traditional lasers use a single, focused wavelength to target specific issues. In contrast, IPL therapy boasts a broader spectrum of light, with each wavelength designed to address different layers and issues within the skin. This approach allows IPL to tackle a wider range of issues, from pigmentation to vascular irregularities, and even unwanted hair removal. This versatility, coupled with its precision, has truly changed the landscape of skin health, delivering transformative results for individuals worldwide.

IPL Treatments

Acne Treatment

Our IPL Acne Treatment at Hamilton Skin Clinic targets the bacteria that cause acne, reducing inflammation and preventing future breakouts. By utilising intense pulsed light, the treatment penetrates deep into the skin, effectively diminishing active acne and promoting clearer, healthier skin. This non-invasive procedure is ideal for those who struggle with persistent acne, offering a safe and efficient solution with minimal downtime. Regular sessions can significantly improve skin texture and tone, leaving you with a radiant, blemish-free complexion.


Hamilton Skin Clinic’s IPL Photorejuvenation is a revolutionary treatment designed to combat the signs of ageing and sun damage. This procedure uses intense pulsed light to target pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production for a more youthful appearance. Suitable for various skin types, IPL Photorejuvenation helps to even out skin tone and texture, reduce redness, and enhance overall skin clarity. Experience a brighter, smoother, and more rejuvenated complexion with minimal downtime and lasting results.

Pigmentation Treatment

Our IPL Pigmentation Treatment effectively addresses hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sunspots. By delivering precise pulses of light energy, the treatment targets melanin in the skin, breaking down pigmented areas and promoting a more even skin tone. This non-invasive procedure is suitable for all skin types and requires minimal downtime. Regular sessions can dramatically improve skin clarity and brightness, helping you achieve a more uniform and youthful complexion.

Spider Vein Treatment

At Hamilton Skin Clinic, IPL Spider Vein Treatment is designed to eliminate unsightly spider veins on the face and body. The intense pulsed light targets the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and fade from view. This safe and effective treatment offers a non-invasive solution to spider veins, with minimal discomfort and downtime. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results, but most patients see significant improvement after just a few treatments.

Rosacea Treatment

Our IPL Rosacea Treatment offers relief for those suffering from the redness and irritation associated with rosacea. Using intense pulsed light, the treatment targets and reduces the appearance of blood vessels and redness, providing a more even skin tone. This non-invasive procedure is tailored to each patient’s skin type and severity of rosacea, ensuring effective and personalised care. With minimal downtime, IPL Rosacea Treatment helps restore your skin’s natural balance and radiance, giving you the confidence to face the world with a clearer, calmer complexion.

Nina L
Nina L
8 October 2023
I had my first ever cosmetic appointment with Nurse Jo 29/09 and I am so happy with the service. My results are still settling but I could see the difference within a week (really happy). I was really nervous but Nurse Jo provided so much information and options, I felt like I was being listened to. Thank you so much Nurse Jo!! Really appreciated the experience & support.
Libby Allen
Libby Allen
19 September 2023
I went to Jo feeling nervous and uncertain of what I wanted after being sent away by another clinic who had no idea! She immediately knew what to do to transform me. No messing around, careful, honest and kind. I’ve woken up a new woman so grateful to have been led by a lady with experience and skill.
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
30 June 2023
Jo is a superhero!! she done my lip filler 1ml and i feel like a changed woman - she listened to my needs and wants. she is so careful, compassionate and gentle. i also got a hydrodermabrasion and chemical peel - i walked out feeling brand spanking new. 10/10 recommend. thank you so much Jo.
Kirsten Burger
Kirsten Burger
7 March 2023
I booked an appointment for lip fillers and masseter Botox. My lips were severely asymmetrical so I went to Nurse Jo to have them corrected and could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Hamilton Skin Clinic and without a doubt attest to Nurse Jo being the top cosmetic injector in Brisbane. Could not be more grateful!
Mia Wilson
Mia Wilson
8 February 2023
Couldn’t recommend more! Jo is an exceptional Nurse. She has such an in depth knowledge of what she does and as someone who is new to cosmetic treatments, has always made me feel comfortable and empowered me to make informed decisions by taking the time to explain how everything works. Jo tailors what she does to suit my face and offers alternative approaches to achieving the outcome that I’m wanting. I’ve never felt pressured by her to adjust or get a treatment I wasn’t comfortable with and the results that she creates always exceed my expectations. If you’re looking somewhere to get your next cosmetic treatment that offers friendly and approachable customer service, expertise and will yield amazing results, then look no further than Hamilton Skin Clinic.
12 December 2022
Jo was absolutely amazing and professional. My experience was beyond what I imagined - you are in safe and expert hands with her!
Oriel Ganter
Oriel Ganter
16 November 2022
OMG I loved this experience so much I wanted to marry Jo…. from the moment I met Jo she was very friendly professional and caring. I’m 77 years old never had any treatments like this and what a difference when I looked in the mirror I loved the softness of my skin and the very slight lift Jo has achieved. Highly recommend Harbour medispa…..
Rhiannon Franzke
Rhiannon Franzke
11 August 2022
Jo is seriously unbelievable!! She is a miracle worker to say the least! She explains the products she is using any questions she answers with confidence because this beautiful lady knows what’s she’s doing!! She makes you feel so welcome and her personality makes you want to stay there and get more! Full Warning people you won’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror once Jo is finished with you! I’m In love ❤️
Natalie S
Natalie S
22 July 2022
# 1 Miracle Worker for Cosmetic Treatments ! Jo is amazing - her work has been perfected over many years of experience and up to date training. I’m in my late 40s and without fail always come out of my treatment so happy with the natural youthful look Jo gives me. Honestly you will not be disappointed- highly recommended - Nat S
Laura Laa
Laura Laa
22 July 2022
As a total novice I was terrified of looking.obviously done up. I was convinced subtlety couldn't really be achieved. I was so nervous about the results of my lip filler looking obvious against my soft features, but Jo worked genuine wonders. The result was believable, soft and subtle, a far cry from the protruding, stretched out lips I was desperate to avoid. I didn't think filler would be for me so I am particularly surprised by how confident I now feel, totally unafraid to see the people I know and love. Thank you, Jo!

Unlocking the Advantages of IPL

IPL treatments offer a plethora of benefits, making them a popular choice for those seeking to reclaim a youthful skin glow:

  • Combating the Effects of Time and Sun Damage: IPL effectively diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reverses sun damage, and stimulates collagen production.
  • Targeting Uneven Skin Tone: Age spots, sun spots, and freckles are no match for IPL’s ability to even out skin tone and reveal a more balanced complexion.
  • Minimizing Vascular Concerns: Rosacea and spider veins can be significantly reduced with IPL therapy, resulting in a smoother, clearer skin.
  • A Quick and Convenient Solution: IPL treatments are typically quick, often lasting around 30 minutes, making them ideal for busy schedules.
  • Minimal Downtime: The non-invasive nature of IPL minimises discomfort and allows you to resume your daily routine with minimal disruption.

A Personalised Journey to Skin Health

At Hamilton Skin Clinic, we understand that every patient’s skin is unique. During your consultation, our experienced health professionals will conduct a thorough assessment and tailor an IPL treatment plan specifically designed to address your individual needs. This personalised approach ensures you achieve the best results and experience the transformative power of IPL therapy.

Treatable Conditions

  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne (specific types)
  • Redness
  • Broken capillaries

Treatment Areas

IPL most commonly targets the face but can be used on:

  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Hands

IPL vs. Laser Resurfacing

  • IPL uses a range of light wavelengths, while lasers use a single, targeted wavelength.
  • IPL is gentler, while lasers are more effective for deep wrinkles and scars, but with longer recovery times.

Risks and Complications

IPL is safe when performed by a trained professional. Potential side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and darkening of treated areas. Burns and scarring are rare and can be avoided with proper training.

IPL Treatment Costs

Costs vary depending on the treated area. Full-face IPL starts at $300. A consultation will determine the most suitable treatment plan and associated cost.