What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment?

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If you think IPL treatments are all equal, think again!

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a form of bright energy that delivers a diffuse bundle of controlled light with the ability to penetrate the skin and heal from the deepest layers of the dermis all the way to the surface without creating skin damage.

IPL corrects redness, eliminates capillaries, and pigmentations. It is the perfect technology for rosacea, and sun damage. IPL also stimulates the fibroblasts under the skin to produce collagen fibers.

In the hands of a well-trained and experienced physician, IPL can take years off someone’s skin, and can correct, heal, and deliver a more radiant and healthy complexion.

There are many IPL machines on the market. But they can greatly differ from each other, not only in price, but primarily in performance. Performance is directly correlated to the type of technology behind a laser machine.

The ideal IPL machine should offer a wide variety of light filters. They usually range from as low as 450nm up to 755nm. Also a good machine should offer the physician the ability to choose the number of pulses as well as the distance among them. Paramount is the amount of joule or energy that the IPL machine is able to deliver.

Why are these parameters important? A patient can present with a variety of skin concerns. Capillaries can be pink, red, and bluish. Their color indicates in what layer of the skin they are located. They can be small or large. Pigmentations and sun spots also are different from each other. Do they appear in cluster or do they have a spotty appearance? Could it be melasma? Is it a superficial melasma or a deep version?

Determining the right skin type is crucial for the physician in order to deliver the best and safe results. Because each complexion is unique and each problem presents in a different layer of the skin, the physician’s expertise and the sophistication of the machine used are extremely important for the best results.

At our Medical Spa an educated consumer is our best patient!

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