Are IPL Treatments Different?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a type of light that falls on a certain point on the visible light scale. It is not a laser, and it is used to treat a wide range of clinical conditions. Different filters are applied to filter the wavelength of the light used for a particular treatment, and this flexibility allows us to use IPL to treat a wide range of conditions. A conventional IPL treatment has a single goal of improvement, such as reducing age spots or wrinkles.

A photofacial, on the other hand, treats a wide range of conditions including age spots, redness, spider veins and wrinkles. This is done by making several passes over the skin using the different filters needed. It requires a little more time than a conventional IPL treatment and therefore costs a little more. Sciton's Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device is the best and most powerful IPL device for several reasons.

It has snap-on adapters for the treatment of small areas and individual spots. Alex always follows up with all of his patients the day after their first IPL photofacial treatment to make sure everything is OK. When used specifically for hair removal, IPL typically requires six to eight treatments to see complete hair removal in one area. It is worth noting that it may take up to several weeks to notice the results of IPL treatment.

An IPL photofacial treatment uses bright light to attack and destroy uneven color, dark spots, redness and broken capillaries. It will always be better to have a doctor to assist you in your care when it comes to IPL treatments. Prices can vary greatly depending on location or technologies used. Anyone planning to undergo IPL treatment should talk to a dermatologist about possible benefits, side effects, and complications. This type of light treatment tends to work best for people with lighter skin, and a person will usually need several rounds of treatment. To be sure what treatment is best for you, consult two or more board-certified providers in your area for a full evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that you are safe to receive treatment.

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