IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a type of laser used, with proper skincare protocols, to reduce the appearance of sunspots!
Though both laser and IPL are similar, an IPL is a photo-facial that releases a beam of light at different wavelengths, like a photo flash, whereas a laser only emits one wavelength of light.
At Youthology, our IPL device emits light energy which is absorbed by pigment cells and converted into heat. The unwanted pigment causing freckles and sunspots cannot tolerate the heat generated by the IPL and thus is destroyed.
At Youthology, we use the light form of IPL that is more scattered and less focused than a laser. Therefore, the IPL penetrates the second layer of the skin without damaging the top layer. IPL may not work on uneven surfaces and may be harmful for some skin types. Consult with a nurse or doctor, free of charge, to see if IPL is right for you.
We recommend that you avoid the following for at least two weeks leading to your procedure:
After the IPL PhotoFacial, patients are free to resume regular activities. Treated areas may experience sensitivity for the first 12 hours and continue to be mildly sensitive for a few days following the procedure.