Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL technology produces light of high intensity during a very short period of time. It involves specific lamps that work in conjunction with capacitors whose rapid discharge provides high energy levels that resulting in the production of light. This noncoherent, non-laser, broadband, filtered flashlamp source is directed to the skin. Flexibility in treatments are achieved by modifying various parameters, such as wavelength, pulse footprint, pulse duration, pulse delay, pulse sequence, energy fluence and temperature control of the skin.

IPL Hair Removal

The use of IPL technology by medical practitioners and estheticians is very common when practicing laser hair removal from various areas of the body. The process involves the use of a specially constructed xenon flash lamp and focusing optics. IPL is less expense and faster than laser hair removal making it a very popular solution for hair removal. When compared to laser epilation, the results are roughly equivalent.

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

IPL technology is also widely used for treating skin in a process known as photo rejuvenation commonly referred to as the reversal of skin aging. In studies conducted by scientists, patients showed improvement when receiving IPL treatments. On average, a two year reduction in perceived age is achieved per treatment. This finding is useful when discussing intense pulsed light technology options when dealing with prospective patients considering this procedure.

Other Treatments

  • Brown / age spots
  • Facial spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Telangiectasias
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Sun Induced Freckles

What to Expect?

You may have some pinkness or redness in or around the treatment area. There may be some mild swelling which will go away after a few days. In addition, you will need to protect the treated area from sunlight, tanning beds or other UV light.

Lumenis One

lumenis one ipl

The Lumenis One features a single handpiece with seven interchangeable Expert Filters, allowing you to move effortlessly between various IPL applications in a matter of seconds.

Palomar LuxR Handpiece

palomar luxr ipl handpieceThe Palomar LuxR is an IPL handpiece that is primary for hair removal. The LuxR has a large spot size and can cover a large area of skin. This handpiece can be used on all skin types, even on darkly tanned skin.