Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses broad-spectrum light to target and treats various skin conditions. IPL lasers emit a range of light wavelengths that can be adjusted to target different skin concerns.
During an IPL treatment, the device emits pulses of light absorbed by the skin’s pigment (melanin) and blood vessels. The heat generated by the light energy destroys the targeted pigment or blood vessels, which then naturally fade away over time.
IPL lasers are commonly used to treat conditions such as:
- Sun damage and age spots
- Uneven skin tone and texture
IPL treatments are generally performed in a series of sessions, with each session lasting around 30 minutes. The number of sessions required depends on the individual’s skin concerns and the desired results. After the treatment, the skin may appear red or swollen, but these side effects usually subside within a few hours to a few days.
One of the benefits of IPL laser treatment is that it is non-invasive and requires minimal downtime. However, it is important to note that IPL lasers are not suitable for all skin types, and individuals with darker skin tones may be at a higher risk of side effects such as hyperpigmentation. It is recommended to consult with a trained healthcare professional to determine if IPL laser treatment is right for you.