IPL is a type of intensive, broadband, coherent light source which has a wavelength spectrum of 430nm-1200nm. With these special properties, the IPL has a wide application in non-ablative therapies based on theory of human skin tissue's selective absorption and photothermolysis of light sources. IPL treatment is more effective, with no downtime and allows patients to recover more quickly than conventional therapies.
The IPL system works on the basis of selective thermolysis. A technology which is similar to that of LASERS. E-light, as the name implies, is a concentrated amount of light energy that is produced by a Xenon flash lamp in the broad spectrum of 400 to 1200 nm. Different types of filters can be attached to the unit to limit the wavelength / spectrum of the intense pulsed light.
Though this device does not generate significant thermal energy as compared to lasers, it does produce sufficient thermal energy and when coupled with proper filtering and proper technique, is a very powerful tool for the aesthetician in his or her practice. This unique nature of the IPL Treatment System allows for no down time and allows the patient to resume work immediately following treatment.