What is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light (abbreviated IPL) describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 400nm to 1200nm. The technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, skin photoaging treatments, and hair removal.

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How Does IPL Works?

Broad spectrum pulsed light is transmitted through a continuously cooled applicator, gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the range of wavelengths, optimizing it for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions). The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.

The Lumenis IPL Solution

Lumenis offers a unique IPL solution with optimal efficacy, safety and ease of use.

  • Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) gives users the ability to control the pulse shape. It provides reproducible results as well as gentler, more comfortable treatments.
  • Universal handpiece with nine Expert Filters enables treatment of a myriad of conditions with a single, versatile and cost-effective handpiece

IPL Acne Treatment

The IPL acne treatment is a non-invasive light therapy procedure that targets active acne cysts. This treatment is safe even while using prescription medications. Its special light wavelengths provide an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect to the skin. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will start to feel less irritated and red. Treatments can be performed once a month and best performed in a series. This works especially well on adult acne patients.

How Does It Work?

As one of the most effective treatments for acne available today, IPL acne treatment is a safe and non-invasive method of treating acne. This treatment targets the sebaceous glands, and not the surrounding tissues, killing the bacteria that cause acne. It also diminishes further outbreaks, allows the skin to heal faster, and has been found to reduce the need for oral antibiotics and other oral medications. Many patients see significant improvement in their acne after two to four  treatment sessions.