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What is IPL Laser? Advantages, Disadvantages, Indications, Side Effects

Intense pulsed light (IPL) systems are mostly used for improving the skin texture from aging damages. This technology works by emitting a pulsed, noncoherent, polychromatic light through a filter, which can be changed according to the desired target within the skin. The side effects of these devices have been reduced, allowing its use for a wide variety of clinical indications. Currently, IPL devices are a safe and efficient treatment option for non-ablative skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and the removal of pigmented and vascular lesions.

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Buying Aesthetic Equipment: What’s Worth the Investment?

It’s trade-show season, when many readers will have their attention drawn to the newest technology. If you are like most estheticians, at some point in your career you caught the shopping frenzy and spent money on something that excited you—only to get it back to your treatment room and realize it was outside your scope of practice, not covered by insurance, or required additional training. Esthetics equipment is usually a big investment, so it’s important to do the research before putting your hard-earned money down for a new machine.

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