INTENSE PULSED LIGHT
We use a Palomar multi-wavelength light system to treat brown spots and small red vessels, which is most commonly on the face, neck, back, shoulders and hands. The recovery time is brief, and patients can expect to quickly return to daily activities. The healing process results in a firmer, smoother, renewed appearance to your skin.
MILD SUN DAMAGE
LIGHT BROWN SPOTS
FINE LINES + WRINKLES
HOW IT WORKS
IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colours) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. Most IPL systems use filters to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using excessive energy levels and enables targetting of specific chromophores (these are skin components that absorb light).
IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). The results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing where both the dermis and epidermis are injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome. The advantage of IPL therapy is its minimal downtime – a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and return to work immediately afterwards.