Intense Pulsed Light
WHAT IS INTENSE PULSED LIGHT
Intense Pulsed Light ("IPL") is a treatment that is used to improve the overall color of the skin by making it more evenly pigmented. It is used to treat freckles, sun damage, texture, tone, mild acne and pore size by improving skin texture and tone. Best results are typically seen after a series of treatments.
IPL technology, approved by the FDA in 1995, works by delivering an arc of light that allows it to penetrate all levels of the skin, without harming the surface—so there’s little to no downtime. Several treatments (often called photofacials or fotofacials, when used to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin) are usually necessary for best results. They’re typically performed three to four weeks apart.