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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL Laser)

IPL Laser

LIGHT THERAPY

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL Laser)

This treatment utilizes Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to address various skin concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, and more.

HELPS ADDRESS: 1

  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pore size
  • Rosacea/redness
  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Skin texture
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks

PRICE RANGE: An average cost of $412, but may cost more or less depending upon location, area treated and technology used.2

AVERAGE DOWNTIME:
No downtime, but patients should avoid sun exposure and heat environments (sauna, intense workouts, etc) for 48 hours.

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL Laser) at a Glance

An IPL treatment delivers a broad spectrum of light, which may be adjusted to particular wavelengths, into the layers of the skin. The Intense pulsed light is absorbed by chromophores, or areas of concentrated pigment, where it creates a thermal injury, either breaking up the deposited pigment or cauterizing capillaries. Delivered to the deeper layers of the skin, this thermal heat causes the contraction of collagen fibers and stimulates new collagen growth that may persist for up to 6 months after an IPL treatment.3

What to Know About Intense Pulsed Light (IPL Laser)

Intense pulsed light is quite effective in improving a broad range of conditions in the skin, including unwanted discoloration. However, some visible spots on the skin could be signs of abnormal cell growth under the skin. It is extremely important to choose the right practitioner when considering an IPL treatment, because, while intense pulsed light can mask the important visible signs of this health risk, it does not affect abnormal cell growth occurring under the skin, and could put the patient at increased risk for more advanced stages of possible cancerous or precancerous lesions.

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL Laser) References

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to
assess ingredients in this glossary. Regulations regarding
usage constraints, permitted concentration levels and
availability vary by country and region.

1. http://www.surgicalcosmetic.org.br/details/543/en-US/intense-pulsed-light--review-of-clinical-indications
2. https://www.google.com/search?q=average+cost+of+an+IPL+skin+treatment&oq=average+cost+of+an+IPL+skin+treatment
&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30.6207j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie
3. http://www.surgicalcosmetic.org.br/details/543/en-US/intense-pulsed-light--review-of-clinical-indications
4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16924047/
5. http://www.surgicalcosmetic.org.br/details/543/en-US/intense-pulsed-light--review-of-clinical-indications
6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK580525/


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