Photo Rejuvenation (IPL)
Intense Pulsed LightTechnology Treatment Description:
Intense Pulse Light or IPL is a way to improve and rejuvenate the skin. Unlike a laser, which emits one specific wavelength of light, IPL emits a broad spectrum of light with each pulse. The broad spectrum of light in each pulse allows us to treat a variety of skin imperfections at the same time. Treatments are quick and effective with very little downtime.
The most common application of IPL is a skin rejuvenation technique known as FotoFacial (also PhotoFacial). This treatment provides an average of 70 percent improvement in the signs of sun damage (redness, brown spots, etc). There may also be some improvement in wrinkles, pore size and flushing. The treated skin generally stays red for 1-3 days and there may be a little bruising. Brown spots that have been treated usually flake off within 5-7 days. Most patients can go back to work right away.
In addition, IPL may be used with different parameters for a variety of other conditions such as Hair reduction, port-wine stains, hemangiomas, brown spots, scars, blood vessels, rosacea, acne and more.
More detailed information about Photo rejuvenation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photorejuvenation