Everyone wants younger looking skin and look their best. Imperfections of the skin such as unwanted leg veins, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone make you look older despite your best efforts to defer the signs of aging. Improvements to IPL technologies now makes this possible and has become the choice of Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, and other specialists. The wavelength that IPL can define is from 530nm to 1080nm wavelength that allows for the best tissue interaction between light and soft tissue creating the controlled wounding needed to correct a variety of aesthetic skin conditions.
IPL corrects unwanted skin conditions such as veins, brown (age) spots, inflammatory acne, uneven skin tone, and a variety of other (red and brown) conditions associated with the skin safely and effectively without the down-time. Results happen almost immediately and problem skin conditions can be completely eliminated or controlled within a few visits.
Here’s How it Works:
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) lasers use non-coherent, non-monochromatic, and defocused light to be able to treat areas of the epidermal layers of skin in a non-ablative manner. What makes IPL so popular is primarily due to its flexibility in wavelengths and its ability to attract browns and reds particularly in the facial areas. IPL is the definition of photofacial and is extremely effective in treating pigmentation issues, acne bacteria, vascular veins and lesions, as well as used in laser hair reduction treatments. IPL has replaced lasers as the gold standard for these conditions due to its efficacy, safety, and patient comfort.
IPL Photofacial treatments clear all pigmentation issues with the skin, age spots gradually fade after 1-3 treatments and works very well with solar lentigos and other pigmentation issues. The number of treatments necessary for correction vary upon skin type and the extent of the pigmentation. These procedures are not limited to certain areas of the body but are mainly done in the face, hands, legs, and décolleté areas.
IPL Hair Reduction treatments are also done in a series of treatments due to the hairs of the body being in different stages of hair growth or ejection. Unwanted hair can only be eliminated when the individual hairs are in the Anagen Stage (Active Growth) since the laser is targeting the papilla (bulb of the hair). Once destroyed or damaged by laser, the individual hair follicle will no longer be able to produce hair. If the hairs are in another active stage of development, the laser will not be able to target the papilla and hair will grow during the next growth cycle. What makes IPL Hair Reduction treatments unique is that it is easily done in the legs, face, chest, back, arms, axillae, and bikini areas without much discomfort. Since hair growth cycles vary by body area there are packages offered to include the number of treatments necessary for clearance.
IPL Laser Vein treatments work very well in the facial area and leg areas. The target is hemoglobin which is easily targeted at (2) different wavelengths (532nm and 1064nm). IPL effectively treats red/blue spider veins (telangectasias), symptoms of Rosacea, facial flushing, and any other type of redness associated with the face. IPL also works well in lightening red immature hypertrophic scars, red linear scars and burns to the face or skin. Facial veins typically are eliminated in 1-2 sessions and the number of treatments necessary for other conditions are dependent upon the extent of the condition and the type of skin condition being treated.
IPL Acne treatments work very well for the destruction of bacteria caused by inflammatory acne. IPL reduces the bacteria load of the excess sebum production of the sebaceous glands and gives temporary clearance for the inflamation. Typically, IPL is used as a conjunctive therapy for other treatments for acne and not as a stand alone since it does not correct the reason for the overproduction of sebum, mechanical blockages of the pores, or excess androgen production responsible for acne. IPL acne treatments work very well in reducing flare-ups and inflammation that gives very effective and fast relief for patients suffering from this skin condition.