I’ve heard of light treatments like IPL and LED. How are these different from laser resurfacing?
IPL is intense pulsed light. LED is a light emitting diode. Light differs from a laser in that it is a broad wavelength of light verses a single wavelength. The broadband light of IPL is then filtered down to a narrower spectrum on light targeted at different problems such as pigmentation or vasculature. Lasers come in many different wavelengths and with other variable features. There are too many to count. Laser resurfacing refers to lasers that target water such as the CO2 or Erbium lasers. These are used to reduce wrinkles, pigmentation and improve skin thickness. Again, many different devises to achieve this task are available.
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