IPL Skin Treatments with ELOS Plus Technology and Harmony XL
As the population ages, ever-increasing numbers of people are interested in improving their appearance. IPL technology can be used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
IPL technology improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects.
The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands—virtually anywhere that sun damage shows.
IPL Technology provides a range of wavelengths. With our selection of cut off filters, IPL is like having a suite of lasers to effectively treat a broad spectrum of vascular and pigmented lesions including photoaging skin treatments using photorejuvination and hair removal. IPL devices offer sophisticated computer-driven precision and ease of use. Treatments are gentle offering gradual results with minimal patient downtime and risk of side effects.
How IPL Works
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent handpiece which is gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the wavelength range allowing it to be optimized for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation often consist of full-face treatment or treatment of isolated body areas like the hands or chest. The treatment regimen typically consists of:
- Four to six treatments administered at three week intervals
- Broad spectrum light in the visible and near infrared range, from 515 nm up to about 1200 nm
As a sub-epidermal procedure, IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation produce few side effects and requires little to no alteration in the patient’s normal routine.