Intense pulse light Treatment (IPL)

During intense pulsed light treatments, in contrast to lasers, IPL laser devices use different wavelengths of light. IPL is used in photoepilation, general skin rejuvenation, the treatment of rosacea, acne, varicose veins, pigmentation and age spots. It does not damage surrounding tissue.

During IPL treatment each wavelength is intended to treat a different skin problem.

Procedure and results of intense pulsed light treatments

The skin must not be tanned; hair should not be removed with wax, epilators or any other products and should just be shaved with a razor for 4-6 weeks before treatment.

IPL treatment incurs minimal pain, but anaesthetic cream is applied to sensitive areas such as the neck or face. The procedure takes 20 to 45 minutes and leaves the skin red and swollen - cold compresses are appropriate. The reaction disappears within 2 days. It is necessary to protect yourself from the sun for 6 weeks. Treatment should be repeated approximately 6 - 8 times at monthly intervals. Skin appears about 5 years younger and photoepilation gets rid of 85% of hair.


Updated: 2011-03-16

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