Intense Pulsed Light
iPulse IPL delivers non-invasive permanent hair reduction and skin rejuvenation, using the breakthrough technology of intense square pulse light. The treatment consists of exposing the skin to very short and very intense flashes of white light.
iPulse can be used for treatment of:
- Permanent Hair Reduction
- Pigmentation & Age Spots
- Skin Rejuvenation (Synergyage)
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Thread Veins
How Does iPulse Laser Technology Work?
iPulse emits a beam of intense pulsed light (IPL) on the skin. When the energy contained in the flash from the IPL machine is absorbed in your skin, not all parts of the skin absorb the same amount of energy. In fact almost all the energy will be absorbed by the dark structures in your skin. In the same way that a black car left out in the sun gets warmer than a white one.
The structures in the skin, that need to be heated by the light, are things such as melanocytes, veins, oil glands and the melanin in hair. All these things are significantly darker than the surrounding skin cells, and will absorb the almost all of the light energy. When these structures are briefly heated by the flashes of light, they will be broken down.
The surrounding skin is only mildly affected for two reasons:
- Almost all of the energy in the flash is absorbed by the unwanted dark structures;
- The flash is so short, that there is simply not enough energy transferred to affect anything other than the dark structures, which are to be treated.
Beyond permanent hair reduction, our registered practitioner uses iPulse to improve the skin’s appearance. Used in conjunction with your prescribed daily skincare regime, iPulse will deliver long-lasting cosmetic benefits.
iPulse – The only IPL with Constant Intensity
Older IPL models use a light pulse that is wave shaped. With this method, the intensity, during the beginning and at the end of the flash, is too weak to have any effect, and also generates a significant amount ultra violet light. This results in a harmful heating of the skin. During the middle of the flash however, the intensity is stronger than needed and again results in skin damage. Also, the amount of time during the flash that is actually producing beneficial results, is quite small.
At Soft Touch Esthetics we use the iPulse IPL machine; iPulse makes use of patented technology that enables it to deliver a flash with constant intensity and wavelength. The intensity can be set at the optimal level for treatment of your skin during the entire flash. The advantage to you is a far superior treatment which is gentle to your skin!
A Consultation and a patch test will be required for all iPulse treatments.
For more information on specific iPulse IPL treatments and for more specific answers to your iPulse questions, please feel free to contact me.