With IPL, we are able to use different wavelength filters to target red spots which contain blood, brown spots which contain pigmentation, skin laxity and even acne lesions.
Pigmented dark structures absorb white light, converting it to heat. White structures reflect away the light, or at least do not absorb it, and so do not heat up to the same extent. By this same principle IPL treatments heat up your pigmented cells while sparing the rest of your skin. Pigmented spots will darken at first, and will remain dark for a few days before being shed from the skin surface. The heated pigmented cells are eventually broken down and are cleared by your immune cells.
Red blood cells also absorb this light with their specific filters, and that’s how broken capillaries can be treated without damaging your skin. Similarly, the blood cells in prominent capillaries of Rosacea are targeted by IPL and that’s how rosacea can improve after 3-5 treatments with IPL.
Some of the longer wavelengths in the IPL penetrate deeply to stimulate fibroblasts to lay out extra collagen, leading to a tightening of the skin, refinement of pores, and a reduction of fine lines. Simultaneously, the thermal effect of the IPL can stimulate changes in the skin thus increasing the production of collagen in the dermis and reducing the inflammation to reduce prominent capillaries and redness of rosacea.
Healthy young skin is smooth in texture, firm in tone, free of unwanted pigmentation and devoid of broken capillaries. IPL is a good treatment for anybody with