What is IPL? IPL is an acronym for Intense Pulse Light.
IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments. They both use light to heat and destroy their targets. Lasers use a single wavelength (color) of light which typically matches only one chromophore and one condition. IPL uses a broad spectrum of light. When used with filters, IPL can treat a variety conditions.
Treatment begins with the IPL technician selecting the appropriate filter to matches a specific chromophore. IPL uses bright light energy to penetrate just below the skin's surface, damaging either the melanin (skin pigment) or blood vessels. The body's natural skin repair mechanism removes the damaged tissue and produces a smoother skin appearance. It usually takes 3-6 treatments to see a significant result. Treatments are spaced every 3-4 weeks.
One advantage IPL offers is minimal downtime. You may experience a slight darkening of pigment before it gets lighter. IPL feels like tiny sparks are gently hitting your face.
IPL is ideal for people who have blotchy, sun-damaged, discolored skin, or for skin affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles. The procedure is quick and convenient for people with busy schedules.
if you have dark or deeply tanned skin, you may not be a candidate for IPL. Sometimes they experience complications following a photo facial treatment.
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