* IPL technology and working principle
* Hair Removal
* Skin Rejuvenation
* IPL Contraindications
* Acne Removal
IPL technology and working principle
1, What's the technology of IPL?
IPL is one of the most sate of the art technology in cosmetology field.
Based on the theory of thermolysis and actinism, the light can penetrates deep into skin reaching all the way to the inner layer.
In this way, the IPL can achieve the effect of hair removal, skin rejuvenation and acne removal without any damage to skin.
2,What is the principle of IPL treatment?
IPL systems work on principles that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is
converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems can deliver many wavelengths (or colours) in each pulse of
light instead of just one wavelength. It use filters to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using
excessive energy levels and enables targeting of specific chromophores (these are skin components that absorb light). IPL has been used to
successfully treat unwanted hair removal, medical disorders of the skin including sun damage induced dyspigmentation and vascular changes;
poikiloderma of civatte; acne Rosacea; broken capillaries/telangiectases; vascular and pigmented birth marks. It incorporates 'dual mode filtering' and
other important advances which result in safer and more effective treatment than the older systems.
1,How effective is the IPL hair removal?
IPL technology is proved to be very effective for most types of skins.
A permanent reduction in the number of hairs is usually achieved following each treatment.
The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to specific skin types and color, thickness and density of hair.
Consult your practitioner for an estimate of the necessary number of treatments.
Scientific study shows over 70% of the hair will be removed permanently after 3 sessions, and over 90% hair will be disappear after 1 or 2 more
2,Is IPL hair removal particularly better than Laser hair removal? Why?
IPL is the latest procedure used in hair removal that’s proving to be more effective than Laser method. Studies performed with IPL patients have shown
significant hair removal success along with far less complications or side effects. IPL system technology provides a procedure that is gentle and non-
invasive, with no side effects.
The IPL system has proven effective on a wide range of hair colors, from blonde through auburn to brown and dark black hair. Most important of all, the
IPL system successfully removes hair from all skin types-from porcelain white through olive to dark brown complexions. While laser hair removal can
only target a certain type of skins
In addition, IPL system technology enables the physician to efficiently remove hair from any part of the body, no matter how deep the follicles may
reside. Treatment of sensitive areas like the lips, ears, nose, underarms and bikini line can usually be tolerated with minimal discomfort. Another IPL
system advantage is its wide treatment area, enabling the device to treat patients rapidly. Moreover, the process of IPL hair removal often takes far
less time than former laser treatments, saving the patient time and money. However, laser hair removal is usually prolong and painful. Furthermore,
LASER for hair-removal belongs to type IV, which is dangerous for eyes and soft tissues.
3,How many treatments do I need for IPL hair removal? And how long it will last?
There are three phases of the hair growth cycle: growth, regression and resting.
Intense pulse light acts by destroying the hair follicles that are in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Further treatments are necessary to
destroy the hair that is not in the active phase. Between 3 and 6 sessions are usually necessary and are spaced in 4 or 6 week intervals. Normally, you
can see the obvious result after 1 or 2 sessions.
4, Is IPL hair removal an authoritative technology?
The IPL [Intense Pulsed Light] System is FDA-cleared for the treatment of unwanted hair.
IPL provides an ideal treatment which is customized according to hair color, texture and location.
All hair colors with a little pigment can be treated effectively.
5, Does IPL hair removal affect sweat glands?
No. First of all, there is hardly any melanin located in sweet gland. So it will not absorb the light emitted by IPL system. Secondly, there are a certain
distance between hair follicle and sweet gland. The heat energy that the hair follicle absorbed will not affect sweet glands. So IPL hair removal is quiet
safe for sweet glands.
6, Can Whiskers be removed by IPL? Is there any side effects?
Yes, IPL has no difficulties in removing whiskers. And there is no side effect for the treatment. Each treatment takes 20~30 min. 6-7 sessions are
usually necessary to reach ideal result and are spaced in one month interval
7, Can I get back to work immediately after the treatment? Is there any discomfort?
Yes, you can.
The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin
type. Side effects, if any, are usually minor. There may be some redness and swelling around the treated hair follicles; this is a desired clinical result
indicating that the follicle has responded to treatment. This reaction typically disappears within hours. So there is no real downtime you may resume
your normal activities after an IPL treatment. However you must protect your treatment area from UV light, be it natural sunlight or tanning beds.
8, Can I use wash creams or soap to clean hair-removal treatment area after IPL treatment?
Hair follicles will die and fade away gradually after IPL treatment, which would result in hurting the surrounding tissue slightly. Though such damage will
not be showed on the skin surface, skin will still be very sensitive to soaps or creams. Please use clean water to clean the treatment area. Soap or
washing cream is suggested to use 7 days after the treatment.
1, What is the difference between IPL skin-rejuvenation and traditional ways?
In the last decade, the ways of skin rejuvenation have changed greatly from microdermabrasion and chemical peeling and LASER. Although all those
methods did achieve some effect of skin rejuvenation and anti aging, but patients are not satisfied because of the downtime, meanwhile during the
treatment, the patient suffers from unbearable pain and potential side effect and income loss induced by the downtime.
At present, some kind of laser can be applied to treat brown spots and others for facial wrinkle removal. But there are no other technologies to achieve
the skin rejuvenation effect as IPL does.
IPL can treat skin problems on the whole face and bring the customers enjoyable effect that other method and technologies can not do. Usually, in 4
months and after 5-6sessions, patients would experience gradual skin improvement. Also, very low risk would satisfy both patients and beauticians.
2, How to do skin-rejuvenation treatment with IPL?
Before the treatment, clean the treatment skin with water; apply cooling gel on the treatment area. Patients may be asked to wear goggle to protect the
eyes from the intensive light. During the treatment, put the crystal of hand piece gently on the skin, and emit the Pulse Light. On the healthy smooth skin,
you just feel warm. But on the part with speckles or acne, you would feel slight sticking. In order to achieve the ideal effect, 5-6 sessions are suggested
and only 15-20 minutes will get one session done.
3, How many sessions are needed for ideal skin-rejuvenation effect?
It depends on the treatment size and skin types. Generally, it needs 5 to 6 sessions for ideal effect and the skin would improve a lot after each session.
4, Why need many sessions for skin-rejuvenation?
The main purpose of dividing the treatment into several sessions is to make sure the skin improved gradually, and minimize its side effect. What's
more, there is no downtime by IPL skin rejuvenation and patients can go back to normal life and work right after treatment.
5, What is the principle of IPL skin-rejuvenation?
You would be clear with the principle by following explanation:
A. Biostimulate effect: IPL takes effect on skin and generate photo-chemic effect, which makes chemistry change of inner collagen and elastic fiber in
order to renew the elasticity. In addition, the photo-heat effect of IPL can buildup vessel function, improve circulation and make wrinkle-removal and
B. Photo pyrogenation principle: those abnormal tissues contain much more pigments than normal skin tissues. When IPL is absorbed by them,
abnormal tissues become much hotter than normal skin. Because of the difference in temperature, abnormal pigments burst and disassemble, but the
normal tissues would not come to harm.
6, Is IPL skin-rejuvenation safe? Does it injure the skin?
IPL treatment is very safe and effective since it is non-invasive and non-peeling and can be used for all type of skins.
7, Is there special care needed for skin after the treatment?
There is no special care needed after treatment. As part of your skin care program, sunscreen and moisture lotion or cream are recommended.
No makeup within 24 hours after treatment and wash face with clean water, and don’t take piquant or sea food.
8, What can IPL treat for skin-care? How about its result?
IPL can cure and treat all blemishes, crassitude, dinginess and other abnormal situations on the skin affect the appearance due to the sunlight
irradiation and aging. The advanced IPL technology improves both epidermis and deep derma, rejuvenate the skin and take helpful bio-effect on the
After several treatments, you can find the spots on the face become less markedly and the treated skin becomes smoother. The IPL technology also
can be used for the neck, breast, arms and other parts of the body.
9, What are the traits and advantages of IPL skin rejuvenation?
There are many advantages for IPL skin rejuvenation comparing with the traditional treatments. For example:
A. Whole face treatment, even forehead, upper lip. IPL skin rejuvenation makes your skin looks smoother, whiter and healthier.
B. No downtime, patients can go back to their normal life and work activities right after IPL treatment.
1, What are contraindications of IPL treatment?
The patients who have the following but not limited to conditions should not do IPL treatment. For safety, please consult with the beautician or doctor for
suggestion and more information.
A. Pregnant lady
B. Light-hypersusceptible people or person who recently take medicines, such as acheomycin, which are sensitive to light of 560-1200nm.
C. Skin easy to scar
D. Diabetes (blisters maybe appear after treatment and not easy to close up)
E. Insolation in sunlight in recent 2 weeks.
F. Heart disease.
G. Epilepsy, and contagious skin disease, such as herpes.
H. Skin cancer.
1, What is IPL Acne Removal?
IPL is one of the latest nature ways for acne-removal. It applies the unique photo-thermo treatment technology. High energy of photo-thermo kills
Propionibacterium acnes effectively. The main advantage is effective with no side-effect.