I’ve heard a lot about IPL but what does it actually treat?
IPL which stands for intense pulsed light, aka photofacial, is a broad band of intense light which is filtered to produce a narrower band of wavelengths. It has been touted to treat wrinkles, pigment, vascularity and for hair removal. In our experience it does very little for wrinkles and the hair removal is less than impressive. It is effective in temporarily reducing pigment and redness caused from small dilated capillaries. It is a nice treatment to get some improvement with very little recovery.
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