IPL, or intense pulse light, is a technology similar to laser. Instead of a single wavelength it uses a bright light where filters are replaced and filters out most wave lengths except taken out by pigment and blood vessels. . The light energy penetrates below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin . The body’s natural skin repair mechanisms then remove the damaged tissue and produce a smoother skin appearance. It will usually take 3-6 treatments to see a significant result and treatments can be spaced out every 3-4 weeks.
IPL works well for blood spots and aging . It has been marketed for hair removal, although it does not work for wrinkle removal.
IPL recovery time is minimal. Patients can experience darkening of the skin before it gets lighter.