Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): 4 keys to the rejuvenation technique

One of the most widely used rejuvenation techniques today is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser. This popular technique can be used for facial or body aesthetic treatments (e.g. hair removal).

What is achieved with the IPL laser technique?

This technique of facial and body rejuvenation has multiple benefits, among which are:

  • Improving the quality of the skin
  • Tone the skin
  • Improve the appearance of the skin

In general terms, it improves the appearance of the skin, since it has an effect on the fibroblasts to stimulate the production of collagen and achieve a younger, brighter and more uniform complexion.

What does the technique consist of?

The IPL system is a special lamp for the treatment of vascular lesions (veins), spots, open pores, redness (couperosis) and also as an anti-aging treatment.

The technique is based on applying light on the part of the skin where you want to use it (neck, hands, neckline, face, etc.), of different wavelengths. This skin must be previously protected with a cold conductive gel.

The IPL laser destroys the lesions, both hemoglobin (small capillaries) and melanin (spots). These lesions will flake off in the form of tiny scabs and gradually lighten.

It is not necessary to use anesthesia for the treatment, being practically painless.

How many sessions are necessary?

The number and frequency of sessions will vary depending on the pathology of each patient and according to medical criteria. They usually range from 3 to 5 sessions, with a minimum of two weeks between them.

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The results can be seen progressively, at first the spots and redness disappear and then an improvement of the epidermis can be seen.

Preparation prior to treatment

The weeks prior to the treatment it is not recommended to sunbathe and not to be very tanned.

For the treatment, the skin should be completely clean, without creams or make-up. The treated area should not be exposed to the sun for two weeks after the session.

For more information about IPL laser treatment, contact a specialist in Aesthetic Medicine.