IPL targets melanin, the pigment in hair and skin and oxyhaemoglobin, the red pigment
in our blood.
IPL is used to treat a range of conditions including; unwanted hair, irregular skin
pigmentation, freckles, lentigenes, 'liver spots', birth marks, port wine stains,
vascular lesions, facial redness, dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias), thread
veins, rosacea and Acne.
IPL is an excellent treatment to reduce both the irregular pigmentation and dilated
blood vessels seen in aging skin particularly on the face and neck. This treatment
is called photorejuvenation and often referred to as a fotofacial or photofacial.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is similar to laser but the light is produced in a different
way. IPL is a versatile treatment: The effects can be altered by using treatment
heads with different light filters and by altering the duration of the light pulses.
Following hair removal treatment, a lady suffered from ingrowing hairs. Her skin
returned to a healthy condition after a series of IPL treatments
These pictures show a mature “portwine stain” before treatment and after 8 treatments