As it’s name suggest ,IPL is a technology used to treat various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic uses including hair removal, photorejuvenation, and treatment of various skin conditions.
The technology revolves around delivering a high intensity light energy of a certain range of wavelength into the skin to treat various skin problems. A xenon flashlamp (usually) produces light of a broad spectrum range of 500 to 1200 nm. Various filters are commonly used to filter out wavelengths and narrow this spectrum to target specific structures.
Because of the broad spectrum of the IPL light source they are able to, as opposed to lasers, treat a few mild problems of the skin at the same time.
In the clinic, IPL is one of the most popular treatment as it is simple, safe, economical and best of all, the treatment involves virtually no downtime at all. It is often thus described as a lunchtime beauty fix and is best combined with a mild skin renewal treatment .
Repeated treatments will reveal younger looking skin as it helps to even out the skin tone, clear pigmentations , reduce pore size and to a small degree stimulate collagen formation that will help with fine lines and wrinkles.