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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

Photorejuvenation: Ipl is a filtered light device that is effective in removing brown spots and blood vessels, good for treating sun damaged, acne and rosacea skin. With properly filtered wavelength, and used in conjunction with a medication, this can also be used medically to treat precancerous and selected skin cancers. Ipl is not for everyone. See your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Intense Pulsed Light (Definition)

It is a topical treatment that uses specific frequencies of light to "rejuvinate" the skin or remove (unwanted) hair. It is used by astheticians and other health providers. Laser skin/hair treatments are ...Read more


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Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos?

Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos?

Nope: Using an ipl to remove a tattoo would be like using a screwdriver to hammer a nail. You need the right tool for the right disease. At las vegas dermatology we have a gold standard laser therapy using our revlite si q switched nd:yag laser to remove unwanted ink. This laser fires in the nanosecond range and leaves the other skin normal- http://www.Lasvegasdermatology.Com/services/tattoo-removal. ...Read more

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Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos? 20 years ago i got a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. I do still like it, but i feel like it no longer expresses who i am. I am also concerned about my tattoo affecting my profession

This : This depends quite a bit on the type of tattoo (the colors, etc). Different tattoo pigments are targeted by different lasers. I would make sure that you go to a reputable, experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice prior to proceeding in order to achieve maximal results. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about ipl (intense pulsed light) treatment?

Can you tell me more about ipl (intense pulsed light) treatment?

Similar to laser: The IPL emits a broad spectrum of light wavelengths. where a laser emits just one. The user switches filters on the IPL that kind of strain down the wavelengths to emit different bands of light. The IPL is inexpensive so its popular at salons it can be used to remove redness in scars, rosacea, dark pigments, hair, acne maybe even veins. Its important you go to a well trained person pref. MD ...Read more

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Can intensive pulse light therapy for my unwanted hairs cause any harm later or immediately?And how.Much sun protection is needed after it is done?

Can intensive pulse light therapy for my unwanted hairs cause any harm later or immediately?And how.Much sun protection is needed after it is done?

IPL helps: Ipl is not a last. That is just light. Laser with specific wave length can remove more hair such as diode laser or alexandrite laser. Be more protective to the sun exposure with higher spf. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intense pulsed light?

What is the definition or description of: intense pulsed light?

Specific light tx: It is a topical treatment that uses specific frequencies of light to "rejuvinate" the skin or remove (unwanted) hair. It is used by astheticians and other health providers. Laser skin/hair treatments are related but distinct treatments. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins?

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins?

Yes: Ipl (intense pulsed light) is used to lighten dark areas anywhere on the body...There are better modalities such as laser and sclerotherapy to deral with sider veins...Ipl can work to improve the complications of poor injection techniquers that reult in matting of trerated areas. ...Read more

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Help docs, is intense pulsed light devices helpful to treat the skin problems?

Help docs, is intense pulsed light devices helpful to treat the skin problems?

It depends...: Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a treatment modality that can help with skin rejuvenation and improving skin discoloration. For instance, it can help to improve the appearance of freckles, sun-induced skin damage, and small spider veins or other broken capillaries. So... it depends on what your skin problem is, as to whether IPL can help. You should consult with your plastic surgeon / dermatologist ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins?

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins?

IPL: Probably not, except on the face. Better option is sclerotherapy once issues of possible vein reflux have been evaluated. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins? I have little red veins on 50 percent of my thighs above my knees. I feel very unattractive when i wear my swimsuit. I feel like people see the spider veins instead of me. Is intense

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins? I have little red veins on 50 percent of my thighs above my knees. I feel very unattractive when i wear my swimsuit. I feel like people see the spider veins instead of me. Is intense

IPL : Ipl is partially effective in that it will cause coagulation of the small telangiectasias in the most superficial layers of the dermis. The problem arises in that the recticuar feeding veins in the dermal and subdermal subcutaneous fat are generally too deep to be effected without running the risk of significant thermal damage. Secondly, a full venous duplex ultrasound exam, done in the standing position, is really needed to uncover if there is underlying venous insufficiency from an incompetent varicose vein (usually great saphenous, small saphenous, anterior or posterior accessory saphenous or a thigh or calf muscle perforator vein) which is really the root of the problem because the spider complex will reform with in the next 2 or 3 months unless the more proximal cause of the venous insufficiency is correctly addressed. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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