How IPL Works
Spectrum Intense pulsed light (IPL) is used to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic uses including hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, the removal and reduction of vascular and pigmented lesions and the reduction of active acne.
The technology utilizes a broad spectrum light-source, with a general spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm. Various cutoff filters are placed in front of the light-source to filter the undesired frequencies and allow the desired wavelength to target specific structures and chromophores in the skin.
- IPL = Intense Pulsed Light
- Non-Coherent, Visible and near infra-red light, 450-1200 nm
- - Efficacious
- - Flexible
- - Safe
- Specially selected wavelengths of light penetrate the skin
- Target (hemoglobin, melanin) absorbs the light with minimal epidermal/dermal absorption
- Light is converted to heat, destroying the vessel or lesion
- Damaged tissue is removed by the body