What is IPL?

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What is IPL rejuvenation?

What IPL rejuvenation is: intense pulsed light and how it works. Over the last 20 years, rejuvenation technology has come a long way. You don’t need to go under the knife to have your skin tightened and age spots removed.

What IPL rejuvenation is

Coolaser Clinic specialists will tell you in detail about the unique IPL technology: intensive pulse light.


– What will phototherapy do for me?

– What is the difference between IPL and laser resurfacing?

– How do I prepare for IPL therapy?

– Stages of the IPL treatment

– Benefits of Phototherapy

– Possible risks after the IPL procedure

– What can I replace IPL with?

– Contraindications for IPL therapy

IPL – intensive pulse light

Intense Pulsed Light is a type of light therapy, a technology that uses a non-contact skin treatment. IPL uses light pulses of different wavelengths to treat various skin problems. This technology works on the basis of selective photothermolysis, in which light pulses penetrate the skin and select only targeted structures, such as melanin in spots or hemoglobin in capillaries.

This treatment is used to rejuvenate the skin, prevent wrinkles, remove pigmentation and excess body hair. A more common name is photorejuvenation.

What will phototherapy do for me?

Thanks to the procedures on the IPL machine, the doctor can perform:

  • Removal of age spots;
  • treatment of solar pigmentation;
  • removal of freckles;
  • treatment of rosacea;
  • treatment of vascular networking on the face;
  • Removal of excess facial and body hair

 Skin conditions treated with IPL

IPL therapy can be used to treat a variety of skin problems. Some of the most common conditions that can be treated include:

Acne and acne scars

Intensive Pulse Light can help reduce acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars by reducing the amount of bacteria on the skin and reducing inflammation.


What is IPL?

IPL can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots and age spots. It works by removing melanin from the spots, which results in their lightening.


Что такое IPL - лечение Розацеа

 Intense Pulse Light can help reduce the appearance of red spots and broken capillaries on the skin, which are characteristic symptoms of rosacea.

Age spots and sun damage

Intensive Pulse Light can be used to treat skin damage caused by sunlight, such as age spots and sun damage. It works by removing pigment from the skin, resulting in improved skin texture and color.

Burst blood vessels and capillaries.

IPL treatment can help reduce the appearance of broken capillaries on the skin, especially on the nose and cheeks.

Stretch marks

 IPL treatment can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin, making them less noticeable.


 IPL can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles by improving skin texture and tone.

Hair Removal: Photoepilation

 IPL can be used to remove body and facial hair using the principle of photothermolysis. It works by directing light pulses at hair follicles, causing them to break down and reduce hair growth.

Advantages of IPL therapy over other treatments

Intense pulsed light has several advantages over other treatments for skin problems. Some of the main benefits of IPL include:

Non-invasive and less painful than traditional laser treatments

IPL therapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not require injections or surgery. It is also less painful than many traditional laser procedures.

Shorter recovery time

Has a shorter recovery time than many other treatments. Patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Customizable to target specific areas of the skin

The machine can be customized to treat specific skin problems and target areas. This allows for more precise and effective results.

Long-lasting results

Can produce long-lasting results, especially if the patient follows the recommendations for skin care after the procedure.

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • IPL stimulates collagen production in the skin, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture and tone.

Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

– IPL can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

– Can be used on different areas of the body

– Intense Pulsed Light can be used to treat skin problems on different areas of the body, including the face, neck, arms, legs and other areas.

How is IPL different from laser treatments?

Intensive Pulse Light therapy uses a wide range of light with interchangeable nozzles that address different concerns, whereas laser therapy uses a single wavelength. In addition, the IPL machine can be customized to treat specific skin problems and target areas, whereas laser therapy is limited in its ability to be customized.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Is IPL effective for all skin types?

Yes, pulsed light treatments can be effective for a variety of skin types, but results may vary depending on the target problem and skin type. It is best to consult with a qualified professional to determine if it is the best treatment option for your particular skin type.

Can IPL remove tattoos?

Intense Pulsed Light is not an effective method of tattoo removal. Laser treatment is recommended for tattoo removal.

Is IPL painful?

Intensive Pulse Light may cause some discomfort during the procedure, but it is usually more tolerable than many other skin treatments.

How long after the procedure can I see results?

IPL results can appear as early as the first treatment, but a series of treatments over several weeks or months is usually recommended for best results.

What is the difference between IPL photoepilation and laser hair removal?

Photoepilation uses a broad spectrum of light to destroy hair follicles, while laser hair removal uses a monochromatic laser beam for the same thing. In addition, Photoepilation-IPL can be used to treat other skin problems, while laser hair removal is used exclusively for hair removal.

How is IPL different from chemical peels?

IPL uses light to stimulate processes in the skin, while chemical peels use chemical solutions to remove damaged layers of skin. Both methods can be used to treat a variety of skin problems, but they have different mechanisms of action.

Is IPL therapy safe for people with sensitive skin?

IPL can be safe for people with sensitive skin, but you should discuss the risks and possibilities with a qualified professional. Some people may experience side effects, such as redness and swelling, after an IPL procedure, so you should assess the risks and take precautions.

How long does the procedure last?

The duration of an IPL procedure can vary depending on the size and area of the skin to be treated. Typically, the procedure takes anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.

Can I use Intensive Pulse Light to treat spider veins?

 Yes, IPL can be used to treat spider veins because it can reduce redness and dilation of capillaries in the skin.

What is the recovery period after IPL treatment?

The recovery period after IPL therapy can vary depending on the individual patient and the area of skin being treated. Typically, the skin may feel irritated and tender for a few days after treatment, but most patients return to their normal activities after a few days.

  How many IPL sessions are required for hair removal?

 The number of sessions required for hair removal can vary depending on your skin type, the area being treated, and other factors. Typically, 4 to 6 sessions are required over several weeks or months.

What should I expect during a session ?

During an Intense Pulse Light treatment, the patient may feel a slight burning or irritation on the skin. The doctor may apply cooling gel or ice compresses to reduce the discomfort. During the procedure, the patient may wear protective goggles to protect the eyes from light.

Are there any recommendations for aftercare after IPL?

 After the Intensive Pulse Light procedure, heavy exposure to the skin, such as sunbathing, saunas, and swimming in the pool, should be avoided for several days. Patients are advised to use a high SPF sunscreen to protect the skin from UV rays.

What is the difference between IPL treatment and laser resurfacing?

IPL treatment is quite different from laser therapy, although it has some similarities. Laser beams act on the skin in a localized, pinpointed way.

IPL therapy uses a large number of waves and acts on a large area of skin at once. Some compare the principle of action of the unit’s nozzle to a photoflash.

Features of action:

– The light’s intense pulse is scattered and less focused. Its rays penetrate into the middle layers of the epidermis without damaging the top layer of the skin.

– The cells absorb the light energy and convert it into heat. This amount of heat destroys the pigment and hair follicles. Thanks to this, an even color and smoothness are returned to the skin.

– Intense Pulse Light can be used on any area of the body. However, we do not recommend its use if you are prone to keloids.

How to prepare for IPL therapy?

Dermatologist’s advice:

1.      Sunbathing and sunbathing are not recommended.

2.      Stop taking certain medications within 14 days (requires a doctor’s consultation).

Avoid the use of chemical peels on the selected area of the skin. 4.

Eliminate any injections 14 days before the IPL treatment.

5.      It is not recommended to use creams based on vitamin A and glycolic acid during the preparation period.

Stages of the Intensive Pulse Light procedure

It is important for us not only to enhance your beauty, but also maintain your health. For this purpose, we recommend that you have a consultation with a specialist prior to the procedure.

An experienced doctor will determine any possible risks or individual contraindications.

How does IPL therapy work?

1.      Consultation with a professional

2. purification of the epidermis. The better the skin is cleansed, the easier it is for the light pulses to penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis.

3. anesthetic cream. IPL therapy is considered one of the most painless procedures. But for your comfort and peace of mind, we will apply a local anesthetic.

4.      Protection. To protect the patient’s eyes he is wearing special black glasses.

5.      IPL skin phototherapy. Patient reviews compare IPL skin phototherapy with a mild tingling or slight burning sensation.

Treatment time: 20-30 minutes. Time may vary depending on individual characteristics or selected skin area.

Number of treatments: 3-6 sessions. The number of sessions can be increased depending on individual characteristics. For example, to remove unwanted hair of lighter shades will require more treatments than to remove darker shades.

Benefits of IPL phototherapy

Connoisseurs of IPL therapy note such benefits of the procedure:

– painlessness;

– quick process of performing the procedure;

– safety – intense pulsed light does not damage tissue;

– minimal risk of complications;

– does not cause allergic reactions.

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Possible risks after the procedure

We know how important it is to be well informed before any procedure. Therefore, we will honestly tell you what you may observe in some cases.

Redness, sensitivity and swelling. This is a normal reaction of the body and will go away without additional effort during the first 24 hours.

Bruising and discoloration of the skin. This is a rather rare phenomenon. Usually, it is connected with the low professionalism of the doctor and the illiterate setting of the radiation.

Infection. Very rare, but can occur if the doctor does not follow the rules of the procedure. We ask you not to trust your health to the specialists with no education or from the doubtful institutions!

 IPL phototherapy performed by a skilful doctor, with a top-class apparatus, does not cause any risks and complications after the procedure.

Как подготовиться к лазерной шлифовке?

What can replace IPL?

1. laser resurfacing

Laser treatments utilize the pinpoint impact of a laser beam on the epidermis. Laser resurfacing is great for removing age spots, freckles, scars and scars.

Laser resurfacing gently removes the top layer of skin, helping it to renew itself. It can be used on any type of skin, even tanned skin. The number of sessions laser resurfacing has is much less than IPL photorejuvenation.

– Zemits laser treatment

Zemits Venus Revival 2 Erbium Laser is an American-made device. Its wavelength is 1550 nm. This laser copes with the removal of post-acne marks, pigmentation on the skin and wrinkles. After using Zemits laser does not require lengthy rehabilitation.

– Laser hair removal

A highly effective and long lasting way to get rid of unwanted body and facial hair. The laser beams penetrate deep into the skin without damaging the upper epidermis. The laser affects the hair follicle, the energy is turned into heat, which destroys the bulb.

Several sessions guarantee long-lasting, quality results. Blonde hair removal usually requires more sessions.

Contraindications to IPL therapy

It is best to temporarily avoid the procedure if the patient has:

– tanned skin;

– dermatitis;

– eczemas;

– open wounds;

– viral and infectious diseases;

– individual contraindications.

Cost of IPL-therapy

from 500 UAH. The exact cost depends on the chosen skin area and individual characteristics of the patient.

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    What is IPL?


    Intensive Pulse Light is an effective treatment for a variety of skin problems and has several advantages over other methods such as laser treatments. However, as with any medical treatment, there are risks and side effects that must be considered before undergoing the procedure.

    It is also important to see a qualified professional who can help determine the correct dosage and amount of IPL treatments for a particular patient. Patients should also be aware that results can be individualized and vary depending on their skin type and specific problem.

    While the cost of the procedure can be high, many patients find that it is well worth it, given the long-lasting results and relative safety of the procedure. Either way, IPL can be a well worthwhile investment in skin health and beauty.


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