Intense Pulsed Light or IPL
The Lumenis One IPL system is a broadband light device emitting wavelengths from 515 to 1200nm
The integrated Real Time Chiller provides skin surface cooling before, during and after each light pulse, permitting higher energy fluences to reach target tissue safely and more effectively.
Multiple wavelengths interact simultaneously with multiple targets, basically photocoagulating the abnormal red and brown pigments, leaving the normal skin color intact.
The Lumenis One is manufactured by Lumenis
Photo damage, IPL is mostly known for its use in photo facials.
Freckles and flat brown spots
Brown skin discolorations including: dyschromia and hyperpigmentation
Benign red lesions including:
- – broken blood vessels face and trunk
- – spider vessels and angiomas
- – hemangiomas
- – rosacea
- – facial redness
- – poikiloderma of Civatte = ruddy neck skin
The skin is cleansed and the eyes protected.
A thin layer of refrigerated coupling gel is applied to the entire treatment area to facilitate light transmission.
The chilled sapphire tip is systematically moved over the entire field delivering pulses of light into the skin.
These feel like a prickly heat sensation immediately followed by a cool sensation.
There generally is no real down time following IPL treatments.
Darker spots will turn darker immediately and flake off within a week.
Vascular lesions may also darken as a result of blood coagulation. This also disappears within a week and can be covered up
Treatments are undertaken as a series of 5 a month apart. Each session takes about a ½ hour.