IPL

Intense Pulsed Light

How does IPL work?
Discover the benefits of IPL at De Vries Cosmetic Centre in Las Vegas

About the Procedure

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Unlike laser, IPL uses a broad spectrum of light rather than a single wavelength of light. In some cases, depending on skin type, IPL may be better for hair removal on certain individuals and in many ways IPL has a more varied uses.

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Unlike laser IPL uses a broad spectrum of light rather than a single wavelength of light. In some cases, depending on skin type, IPL may be better for hair removal on certain individuals and in many ways IPL has a more varied uses.

IPL targets chromophores-these are melanin, as in hair and freckles or melasma (pregnancy mask) and other skin discolorations, including port wine stains and sun damage, oxyhemoglobin, this is like the blood in broken capillaries, spider and thread veins and other vascular lesions (blood based lesions like dots or broken capillaries).

It can also successfully be used to treat sun damage, both visible and not visible. The spectrum of light used in IPL is between 400-1200NM (this is a measurement of depth), which is adjusted based on what kind of treatment, your skin color and your specific tolerance to the treatments.

About De Vries Cosmetic Center

In rare cases we prefer to use IPL for hair removal rather than laser. This is usually on individuals who are very light skinned and have very dark, or moderately dark hair.

Mostly we use IPL to perform rejuvenation of sun damaged and freckled skin. It can also successfully be used to treat acne, as can laser, as well as Rosacea and any benign skin pigment issue you may have.

In the latter, do not be fooled by people who tell you that you will have little to no down time. With hair removal and minor treatments this is true, with full facial or body IPL for rejuvenation, directly by removing sun damaged skin and discolorations, and indirectly by the slight tightening effect any thermal transfer has on the skin.

During a treatment you will feel a light sting during each pulse after which you will see a visible redness, known as “erythema” and occasionally swelling, and rarely blistering. The blistering usually happens if we get a particularly dark lesion or you have not disclosed a contraindication.

Treatments are only performed by properly licensed staff that exceeds the Nevada legal requirements for your safety and ours.
To get more information about IPL  services at De Vries Cosmetic Centre please contact us for your free no obligation consultation. As always De Vries Cosmetic Centre strives to bring only the best services to our Las Vegas area clients, call today.

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