What is IPL?
IPL is a light source that produces a broad wavelength output of noncoherent light, usually in the 500 to 1200nm range.The broad wavelength range discharged from an IPL device leads to the simultaneous emission of green, yellow, red, and infrared wavelengths allowing the various chromophores (hair,vessels or pigmented skin) to be targeted.
The electrical current of light is tramsitted through a quartz block and enters the surface of the skin where there is a change in pigmentation. The pigment in the skin is able to absorb the energy from the light and a thermal injury is created and photothermolysis occurs of those cells. Surrounding tissues of the skin where the light is absorbed are not injured due to their differing color.
The IPL is also capable of treating vascular lesions by increasing the blood vessels temperature which leads to coagulation, which causes the blood vessel to dissapate and be replaced by regular skin cells. The IPL can also remove unwanted hair due to pigmentation at the base of hair follicles, courser dark hair is treatment more easily than fine hair.
- Multiple treatment sessions are required for hair removal
- Topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce discomfort
What to Expect
The face is numbed with a topical cream. Eyes are protected from the light via specialized googles. The procedure itself last around 15-30 minutes and is mostly pain free. IPL is often layered at The P-treament pior with biorevitalizers, and microneedling with PRP or Exosomes for enhanced rejuvenation and healing.
- Decreases appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions
- Removes unwanted hair