IPL is traditionally known as a depigmentation treatment for the removal of age spots and sun damage. The intense pulse light directs its energy into the affected area and heats the excess pigment, safely removing it without any damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. The result is an even monochromatic tone with little to no discolouration.
The IPL has been further refined to treat issues such as redness, rosacea, melasma, keratosis, and even pore and superficial skin tightening. Some IPLs—ours included—now even have the capability to differentiate between tanned skin and pigmented skin, allowing slightly tanned individuals a successful treatment under the right circumstances.