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.
Helps pigment issues. Ipl is light energy which is used to address pigment problems such as sunspots, acne, rosacea and blood vessel problems. Here at TLC aesthetics tampa, we have the ability to provide ipl treatments and adjust the wavelength(energy level) depending on what pigment we want to target-providing a safer and more controlled treatment.
Targets pigment. Ipl or intense pulsed light uses a flash lamp for a light source that is filtered or transmitted through specific lenses that target brown and red pigment. It is ideal for age spots, small vessels and sun damage of the face, neck, upper chest and back of the hands. Multiple treatments are usually necessary. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.
Pulsed light therapy. Ipl stands for intense pulsed light. Other terms used for this procedure are: intelligent pulsed light, broad band light and photofacial. The treatment consists of delivering an intense pulse of light of a certain wave length to target pigment. Brown spots darken, come to the surface and flake off. Small blood vessels and red blotches can also improve with this treatment.
High intensity light. It is a procedure with producing high intensity light in a short period of time for removal of vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and hair removal.
Broad spectrum light. Sometimes medications are used along with the light in a procedure call photodynamic therapy (ptd). Ptd improves the response to ipl treament. Ptd can be used to treat precancerous skin changes such as actinic keratosis as well as acne, wrinkles, warts, rosacea, psoriasis etc. In fact ptd is currently being investigated as a potential treatment for lung, cervical and prostate cancer.
Broad spectrum light. Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a type of light therapy used to treated light damaged skin, remove hair, improve skin color and appearance. It is different from laser in that very bright light of different wavelengths is used brief periods of time to treat multiple types of skin problems at once. Skin problems that can be treated include excess hair, brown spots, red splotches, acne.

Related Questions

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...
Not predictable. Usually you need a really short energy burst to zap the tattoo pigments, nano-seconds or shorter. Q-switched laser is the usual device. Ipl isn't a good choice here. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Yes, but. Ipl can be used effectively to treat spider veins on the face but it is much less effective in treating spider veins on the legs. Sclerotherapy is more effective for the legs. Read more...
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...

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

No. Ipl and cutaneous laser are not very effective at all in treating varicose veins. For varicose veins, endovenous thermal ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy are far more effecitve. See a vein specialist who can do an evaluation with ultrasound and be able to tell you the best way to treat your varicose veins. Read more...
IPL. Probably not, except on the face. Better option is sclerotherapy once issues of possible vein reflux have been evaluated. Read more...