Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

The primary goal of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is to make the skin tone or color more even. One of the signs of aging is irregular brown and sometimes red discoloration of the skin. These changes (called dyschromias) are due to sun damage, and are the usual reason women begin to wear foundation type makeup.

The light energy in IPL is absorbed by the colors that we don’t like, causing the generation of heat that damages or destroys the structure that holds the color – the sun spot or dilated blood vessel. The body sees the structure as damaged and takes it away. This leaves the skin tone more even and homogeneous.