IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial technology has been around for over 20 years and has proven to be very effective. Pigmentation is the most difficult thing to treat topically, IPL treats pigmentation on a deeper level. We flash high energy light in the skin. The light energy penetrates below the skin’s surface, where the unwanted brown pigment lives. When the lights sees this pigment (chromophore) it damages it. The light breaks down this pigment into tiny particles, which either rise to the skin’s surface or are flushed out through the lymphatic system.
IPL also has a wonderful effect on rosacea and broken capillaries. In these cases the pulses of light are attracted to the redness (chromophore) and damages it. Again, the body flushes these damaged chromophores through the lymphatic system.