WHAT IS IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the gold-standard in pigment correction technology.
IPL is a photo-rejuvenation therapy that uses multiple wavelengths of light to target unwanted pigment and dark spots and dramatically improve:
- age spots
- sun spots
- surgical scars
- red vessels
IPL effectively treats areas including the face, neck, chest, décolletage, shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet.
CYNOSURE ICON™: Advanced Technology
The Cynosure Icon™ platform is the newest, safest and most advanced light-based technology available. The Icon contains a proprietary Skintel® Melanin Reader™ that measures the exact melanin content of the skin in a quantitative manner. Skintel technology allows your practitioner to customize your treatment settings based on an objective, precise reading and deliver the safest and most impactful treatment possible.
This non-invasive, in-office procedure is customized for each individual by a highly trained practitioner. It can be used to treat large areas (i.e. the full face) or as a spot treatment (i.e. individual age spots).
After performing a full skin history and visual analysis, the calibrated a Skintel® Melanin Reader™ is used to precisely measure your underlying pigment levels. Your treatment settings are adjusted to match your skin type and condition.
A series of three to five treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, is recommended for full correction. Treatments are comfortable and have little downtime. Some may experience temporary redness and a mild, sun-burn like feeling immediately after treatment, which resolves within a few hours or days. IPL is safest and most effective when performed during the fall, winter or spring.
IPL delivers noticeable improvement of unwanted pigment. Results improve gradually with each treatment.