Intense pulsed light, or IPL, works by using short blasts of high-intensity, polychromatic light that penetrates just below the surface of the skin. The specialized hand-piece has built –in filters that could change the range of wavelength to allow optimized use for specific skin types or different applications. This in turn would damage the melanin that caused the dark spots or target the broken capillaries. This would allow the skin to repair itself, resulting in an even skin tone. IPL is also known to boost the production of collagen and elastin that could give the skin a more youthful appearance.
IPL are available at day spas, since they can cost less than lasers and can be done by only one machine that would target a number of areas. On medical spas, however, they are offered with a number of choices of machines that can be used to suit a specific type of skin. Darker skin tones, for example, may require special equipment for better IPL results. Since IPL treatments are less expensive than laser treatments, they are a better option if you are aiming to fix a number of skin issues.
If you ask any Auburn med spa, you will be informed that the most common areas that IPL treatments are used on are the face, neck, chest, and hands. These are the areas that are generally exposed to sunlight, and are prone to sunspots or age spots. Obvious results are seen after four to six treatment sessions, done in an interval of one to two weeks. Those who undergo IPL treatments should not worry about any downtime that can prevent them from returning to their normal routine, and IPL treatments has a very low risk of side effects. Many patients are very satisfied with IPL treatments because rather than addressing an isolated area or a single imperfection, the whole treatment can deal with the full face, chest, hands, or neck of the patient.