Intense Pulse Light or commonly known as IPL treatments deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. An IPL treatment is great for correcting uneven skin tone related to a variety of causes. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated.
- Redness of the face and neck
- Sun/Age Spots
- Face and Leg Spider veins
- Port Wine Stains
Types of Lesions
Vascular Lesions are areas of overgrown or enlarged blood vessels. These vary in color from red to purple and range in size from a spot to large areas of the body. Seen as visible veins, spider veins, angiomas or port wine stains, they are quite common and are either congenital, acquired through overexposure to the sun, a result of oral contraceptives, hormone therapy, or the natural process of aging.
Pigmented Lesions are light tan to brown and black areas of discoloration on the skin. In these areas the body has collected more pigment, creating age spots, liver spots, freckles and brown birthmarks. These are congenital or acquired through over exposure to the sun.