Although technically not a laser, IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light to achieve its effects. It triggers collagen growth and treats pigmentation issues such as rosacea and age spots. IPL’s energy is neither as concentrated nor as powerful as a pulse from a laser. Therefore treatment may take longer, but it’s gentler on the skin.
Six months after this patient was put on a regimen of Dr. Copeland’s skin-care products designed for those with acne. in addition, we gave her the “combo platter” of microdermabrasion, nonablative laser treatment, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).