IPL (intense pulsed light) is technically
not a real laser. Unlike lasers, this technique used white
light made up of many frequencies (i.e: colors of light);
lasers, on the other hand, used only 1 wavelength type of
light. This gives IPL an advantage since it can effectively
treat multiple skin problems. It can make your skin appear
younger, brighter and more radiant. IPL rejuvenates the skin,
all around the body, by painlessly using white light to penetrate
into the skin’s dermis.
the light enters the skin, it uses all different wavelengths
of IPL that are taken in by the elements within the skin.
So, each specific skin problem will absorb a different type
of wavelength; broken capillaries will take in a specific
type while age-spots and fibroblasts (responsible for making
new collagen within the skin) absorb a different kind each.
This causes amazing changes in the skin, making it appear
younger and rejuvenated.
One of the big difference that IPL
offers is that the operator controls all aspects of the light
pulse, including cutoff wavelength (nm), energy level (Joules/cm2),
pulse duration (milliseconds), pulse pattern (single, double,
or triple), and delay time between pulses (milliseconds).
All this gives the surgeon a precise control of light energy,
which in this treatment is used for customization for skin
type, procedure progress and other factors.
IPL is gentler than most lasers and
works for different kinds of treatments. It usually takes
around 5 sessions to reach significant improvement. Nonetheless,
after each treatment, there is little visible healing other
than some darkening of the skin or mild redness for a few
days to a couple of weeks. These can usually be covered by
makeup from the day of treatment. Patients may experience
mild discomfort with IPL treatments. Some say it is similar
to the snapping of a rubber band. Discomfort during the procedure
can be reduced by topical anesthetic cream applied before
However, the main advantage of this
technique is that it doesn’t imply any downtime. You
do not need any recovery after treatment and will be able
to return to your normal activities in around half an hour.
There are many skin conditions out
there that cause people to become extremely self-conscious
of their face. Luckily, modern technology has been able to
come up with methods that eliminate such problems in an effective
and efficient manner.
Versión Español: Rejuvenecimiento de Piel
IPL can be used for several
skin treatments, such as:
Reduction of eythema –
this condition implies a redness of the face, neck or
chest. It takes around 5 sessions to obtain up to a 75% reduction
with benefits continuing up to a whole year after the procedure.
If you receive any additional maintenance treatments, this
time period can be extended greatly.
Rosacea – this
skin condition implies a low-grade inflammation of the skin
which produces an intense redness. This problem can be dealt
with oral antibiotics and other kind of medications. However,
IPL treatment nullifies the condition and reduces the inflammation
and can eliminate the need to take medications.
this problem consists of the sporadic redness of the face,
chest and neck; this condition causes great embarrassment
to lots of people. It can occur due to alcohol consumption
or stress. This condition can be reduced by 75% just after
5 treatments with IPL.
Sun damage –
excessive exposure to the sun can cause irregular pigmentation,
wrinkles, freckling, give the skin a coarse appearance, a
dull texture and large pores. With IPL, these skin characteristics
can be greatly reduced and can rejuvenate it and give it a
Pigmentation problems –
issues such as melasma, pregnancy-mask or brown age spots
can be treated successfully using IPL. This treatment can
effectively reduce this uneven pigmentation and its effect
can be magnified by using some special skin-care products.
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to an IPL skin resurfacing treatment. Before
deciding on submitting yourself to the procedure described
above, we highly recommend you contact Better Looks directly,
so we can answer any specific question you might have.
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