Intense Pulsed Light (abbreviated IPL) describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 515nm to 1200nm. The technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, skin photoaging treatments and hair removal.
How It Works
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a transparent handpiece tip which is gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the range of wavelengths, optimizing it for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions). The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
After your first treatment, you can hope to see a few redness, obscuring of tan spots, and light swelling. These indications will resolve in a few hours to one week. Cosmetics can be instantly applied, if sought. After the treatment, your skin will feel smoother and have an all the more even tone. A progressive reduction in general redness, flushing, age spots, and almost negligible differences will be more unmistakable after every treatment.