IPL laser offers good skin rejuvenation results for many skin conditions. However it is not suitable for every skin type and a strict compliance protocol must be followed. The procedure is especially suitable for the following conditions. IPL laser is not recommended before during or after sun holidays which is why many people find it quite restrictive. However results are excellent and IPL laser skin rejuvenation continues to be one of the most popular treatments for those seeking younger looking skin.
How IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works:
The IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation Device produces high-energy flashes of light of several milliseconds' duration with a broad wavelength spectrum, ranging from visible light to well into the infrared spectrum. Filters are used to cover the light source, eliminating certain wavelengths in order to optimize treatment of different conditions. For pigmentation skin issues, the selected IPL LASER wavelength begins at shorter wavelengths (typically about 550 nm); for treatment of vascular such as broken veins, IPL Laser begins at a longer wavelength (typically 580–590 nm).
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Intense pulsed light sources operate on the principle of selective photothermolysis and, given the relatively flexible settings for treatment parameters (wavelength, pulse durations in milliseconds, double and multiple pulses), can be used in a wide variety of conditions (e.g., vascular changes such as nevi flammei, telangiectases, spider nevi; superficial pigmentary changes; epilation; and photo rejuvenation). The typically large exposure areas enable rapid and effective treatment of larger areas.
Patient information and side effects of IPL Laser
Depending on the treatment area, some mild discomfort may be felt. It may be slight or more pronounced depending on menstrual cycle and individual sensitivity levels of the client. It feels like a snapping elastic band on the skin. A clear gel may be applied to skin to aid movement of the handpiece, which can also be cooled to help cool the skin.
Side Effects of IPL Laser
With proper use, side effects are rare, although they are possible and include hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation, blisters, crusts, and atrophic scars. These side effects are much more common with older, first generation flashlamps which emit a higher proportion of infrared light.
In general patients should avoid exposure to UV rays to reduce hyperpigmentation of the epidermis. Depending on the planned laser treatment, other pretreatment measures may be needed to improve healing and minimize any undesired side effects (e.g., superficial removal of body hair for epilation or pigment removal or pre-cooling of the epidermis).
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