How Does IPL Work



IPL How Does It WorkHow Does IPL Work?

IPL Skin rejuvenation can treat a variety of benign skin conditions.

The broad spectrum of light used in IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments is absorbed by the target tissue, and is then removed by the body’s natural processes, providing dramatic improvements in the appearance of age spots, sun spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea and more.

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Is IPL laser treatment right for you?

IPL Photorejuvenation skin treatment may be the ideal treatment option if you:
  • want to improve the appearance of redness and rosacea
  • want to improve the appearance of brown pigmentation and age spots
  • want a procedure that has very minimal down time
What is IPL Photorejuvenation?

IPL Photorejuvenation skin treatment is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots, most benign brown pigments and redness caused by broken capillaries. IPL Photorejuvenation can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and high satisfaction.

How does IPL work?

A broad spectrum of light is transmitted with the IPL handpiece through a small, smooth, transparent lightguide which is gently placed over your skin. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.

A broad spectrum of light is transmitted with the IPL handpiece to provide improvement in the appearance of age spots, sun spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea and more (pictures right).

Where on the body can IPL Photorejuvenation be used?

IPL Photorejuvenation can be used to treat any area of the body. The most common areas are the face, neck, chest and hands.

What is an IPL treatment like?

First, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you will be given dark glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light. The pulses of light are applied to your face, and you will feel a stinging, burning sensation.  Each treatment typically takes about 20 minutes. Treatment is generally administered as one or in a series of four sessions, and you will see gradual improvement that yields excellent long-term results with very low risk and very minimal downtime.

IPL Diagram

Red blemishes from broken blood vessels and brown spots of pigment from sun damage respond to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches to the level of the collagen beneath the skin surface.

Who can get an IPL treatment?

Light skin toned are the safest to receive an IPL treatment. However, always ask before having any IPL treatments as the light is attached to the melanin in the skin so darker skin tones are not suitable for treatment. Skin Sensations works on a fitzpatrick chart to determine if you are suitable for IPL treatment.

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