IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
Intense pulsed light Systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that treat skin imperfections. IPL activates natural collagen and elastin production in the active skin cells (fibroblasts), improving the skin’s overall texture and complexion. Skin rejuvenation treatments improve the skin’s overall colour and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimises open pores.
How It Works
Acne occurs when tiny oil glands in the skin are over active, typically dead skin cells block the top of the skin pore and the oil builds up. The blocked pore becomes the perfect breeding environment for bacteria and the pore becomes infected and inflamed.
IPL light targets the acne (the heat generated by the light in this case not only degrades the oil gland but also destroys the bacteria).
Intense Pulse Light phototherapy helps to reduce the appearance of red and white stretch marks. Photorejuvenation (phototherapy) works by improving stretch mark texture and return back the damaged pigmentation caused by scar cracks inside dermis. IPL is not a laser, it’s a pulsed light applied to skin that was treated with gel prior the treatment. When IPL is applied it stimulates cell multiplication through its penetrating light that gets deep in hard to reach areas in layers of skin, thus reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
The IPL release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the melanin in freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The pigmented area absorbs the light and is heated, and is removed by skin renewal. Following treatment, the pigmented area turns darker and may crust. Over the following weeks the pigmented area will gradually flake away from the skin leaving little trace of the original mark.
Skin rejuvenation is a treatment to resurface your skin, or to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.
Conditions that can be treated include:
- Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots, melasma, or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure.
- Vascular conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood filled blisters or even a constant flush of facial redness.
The treatment works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands.
Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.
Skin after IPL irradiation will have two effects:
Bio-stimulation: the role of intense pulsed light on the skin produced by photochemical effects, so dermal layer of collagen fibers and elastic fibers within the molecular structure of chemical change, to restore the original flexibility. In addition, it generates light and heat, and enhancing vascular function, improve the circulation to remove wrinkles, shrink pores of treatment.
Pyrogenation theory: Because the tumor tissue content of the pigment group is far more than the normal skin, after its absorption of light produced is also higher than skin temperature. Temperature difference between the use of their vascular lesions, closed rupture of pigment decomposition, but not damage normal tissue.
Multi-wavelength, intense pulse, broad spectrum phototherapy quantify the decomposition will form a light quantum, with the quantitative decomposition of the light quantum light skin, it can reach the skin at all levels, decompose abnormal pigment cells; destruction of hair follicles; close abnormal vessels; while stimulating collagen protein hyperplasia, elastic fiber rearrange to reach freckle, hair removal, eliminate redness, whitening effect.