IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. A non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of various skin conditions.
Treats vascular conditions like broken capillaries (spider veins) and brown spots (age spots) caused by sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look and refines or tightens large pores.
IPL can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen growth and causing existing collagen to restrict. This allows skin to appear firmer and smoother.
Hyperpigmentation is a patch of skin that has become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. We refer to hyperpigmentation as age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun spots.
A person might experience hyperpigmentation on their face or body for a number of reasons, including hormones, medication, skin disease, photo damage or even the natural aging process.
Consider IPL for hyperpigmentation treatment. IPL helps to neutralize areas of hyperpigmentation while minimizing any damage caused to the surrounding tissue. Enjoy a much more even, youthful skin tone.
Acne is a cause of suffer and discomfort for many people around the world who have to deal with it daily. The introduction of light-based technology solutions created a revolution in treating Acne. The treatments are short, effective and easy.
Acne Rosacea is a very common skin condition characterized by a red face. Rosacea causes flushing of the face which eventually leaves permanently enlarged visible red blood vessels and capillaries and a red faced appearance especially on the cheeks, nose and mid face.
IPL has revolutionized the treatment of Rosacea. IPL treatments are very effective at closing down the enlarged blood vessels which cause the red face appearance that is seen in patients with Acne Rosacea.
By administering IPL frequencies, heat is generated and the vessel walls are damaged. The blood inside the vessel coagulates, causing the vessel to collapse and seal. Over a period of weeks, the spider vein contracts and becomes invisible as it is absorbed by the body. The surrounding tissue remains unscarred and undamaged.
IPL Laser Hair Removal is an effective, safe method of removing unwanted body hair and can be used to treat most any area on the body. Compared with other methods such as electrolysis and waxing, laser hair removal is less painful and less invasive. The back can be treated with IPL in as little as 30 minutes while other areas require less time. The number of sessions needed depends on density of hair and the hair’s growth.
IPL is effective on patients of all skin and hair colors except those with white hair. Although IPL can be performed on all skin colors, those who have been in the sun or tanning beds should wait at least 2 weeks before being treated.
IPL vs. LASERS
Intense pulsed light is not a laser pulse. It’s an intense light source but so is a laser, fundamentally-speaking, albeit a far more intense light source. What makes IPL different from laser is that it directs a broad-spectrum high intensity light pulse on the skin instead of a more invasive, precisely calibrated laser beam set on a narrower, specific wavelength. In other words, IPL operates on a wider range of wavelengths and thus, one IPL machine can treat more than one condition, using special filters to remove unwanted wavelengths and keep only those required for the specific skin concern being addressed.
“I love IPL. You know how in some lighting you can see all the sun damage on your face? IPL helps erase that, not to mention give your face an overall rejuvenation. It’s a “you look younger, but I can’t put my finger on why” effect.”
“I was terrified of IPL for a long time but I was also sick of my freckles, so I took the plunge. I did a lot of research and decided to go in for a treatment and I couldn’t be happier.”
“I was so thankful that the I could get rid of my hair in unwanted areas. Very professional service and explanation. The hair was gone in 6 visits.”