Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

Improve Skin Complexion & Reduce Irregularities

Discover a superior solution to improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities, and look years younger. Contact the experts at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery to find out more about IPL.

Intense Pulsed Light (abbreviated IPL) describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 400nm to 1200nm. The technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, skin photoaging treatments and hair removal.

How does it work?

Broad spectrum pulsed light is transmitted through a continuously cooled applicator, gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the range of wavelengths, optimizing it for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions). The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.

What are the benefits?

In just 1-3 sessions IPL improves the appearance of:

  • Age Spots
  • Vascular Lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
  • Rosacea (redness)
  • Freckles
  • Sun Damage

What areas can be treated?

IPL can be used on all areas of the body. The most common of areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands, and arms.

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