IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
IPL (Intense Pulse Light): is a cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin.
As most of us age, we begin to see visible signs of sun damage, time and lifestyle choices appearing in our complexion. IPL delivers a special range of wavelengths of light in the deeper layers of the skin, through the process of selective photothermolysis. The light is absorbed either superficially by broken capillaries and dark pigment or deeper by larger vessels and collagen. Dilated capillaries coagulate and pigmented lesions come up to the surface of the skin to slough off. New collagen fibers are laid down, giving the skin a renewed and more youthful appearance.
IPL treats the damaged superficial layer of the skin, while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissue. Clinical studies support a positive effect on collagen production, which helps firm and tighten the skin.
IPL is a broad spectrum of light that can simultaneously treat a wide range of skin conditions such as:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Sun induced freckles
- Broken capillaries/Telangectasia (spider veins)
*Ask you healthcare provider if IPL is the right treatment for you.