What Is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light (abbreviated IPL) describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 400nm to 1200nm. The technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, and skin photoaging treatments.
How Does IPL Work?
Broad spectrum pulsed light is transmitted through a continuously cooled applicator, gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the range of wavelengths, optimizing it for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions). The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
The Lumenis IPL Solution
Lumenis offers a unique IPL solution with optimal efficacy, safety and ease of use.
- Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) gives users the ability to control the pulse shape. It provides reproducible results as well as gentler, more comfortable treatments.
- Universal handpiece with nine Expert Filters, enables treatment of a myriad of conditions with a single, versatile and cost effective handpiece
Spider veins and other visible benign vascular lesions are common aesthetic conditions for which patients seek treatment for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Lasers and other light based technologies enable effective treatment of vascular lesions by inducing vessel collapse through coagulation with minimal damage to adjacent structures. The Lumenis IPL with OPT™ (Optimal Pulse Technology) is designed to treat vascular lesions up to 1.5 mm deep and up to 1 mm in diameter.
Pigmented lesions are hypermelanocytic areas typically induced by sun exposure, the natural aging process or congenital factors. Pigmented lesions vary widely in size, shape and depth. They can be either raised or flat and are usually a cosmetic rather than a medical concern. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which targets the melanin is effective in treating benign lesions and clearing them.
The Lumenis Solution
The Lumenis IPL with OPT™ is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in photorejuvenation treatments and its efficacy has been proven in over 80 peer reviewed papers (IPL bibliography of studies and peer reviewed articles).
As a pioneer in aesthetic medicine, Lumenis developed the first IPL technology and the first Photorejuvenation platform.
The Company has established itself as long-standing leader in the field due to its vast knowledge and expertise in the market.
The versatility of Lumenis’ IPL enables effective and comprehensive treatment of a wide range of pigmented lesions.