IPL, or intense pulse light, is a technology similar to laser. Instead of a single wavelength of light as with a laser, IPL uses a bright light in front of which filters are placed which filter out most wavelengths except those taken up by pigment and blood vessels. The light energy penetrates just below the skin's surface, damaging either the melanin (skin pigment) or blood vessels. The body's natural skin repair mechanisms then remove the damaged tissue and produce a smoother skin appearance. IPL is good for pigment (age spots) and small blood vessels. The advantage to IPL systems is that downtime is usually very minimal. Patients may experience slight darkening of pigment before they lighten.
Faces of South Tampa, Tampa Bay’s top medical aesthetics facility and industry leader in Botox, dermal fillers, medical-grade chemical
peels and skin care, Faces is now offering Photo Facials, Photo Rejuvenation, Skin Resurfacing, Leg Vein Treatments, and Laser Hair Removal utilizing Palomar’s® state-of-the-art technology, such as Icon (IPL System), Vectus (Laser Hair Removal), and the Skintel™ Melanin Reader™ for safer, more effective treatments, now available in Tampa Bay exclusively at Faces.
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