IPL, Intense Pulsed Light, uses a bright light that penetrates just below the skin’s surface targeting the melanin (skin pigment) or blood vessels. IPL, sometimes called photofacial, treats a variety of skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation (sun damage and age spots), rosacea and broken capillaries. IPL treatments also stimulate collagen formation in the skin, tightening pores for a firmer, smoother skin texture.
The Cynosure Palomar Icon utilizes the most advanced IPL technology on the market, which is referred to as Optimized Light Technology (OPL). Optimized Light Technology is superior for clearance of vascular and pigmented lesions that goes beyond single-wavelength lasers.