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Find out more about IPL Laser Treatments in Somerset

By New Image  |  Posted: October 16, 2012

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Would you like to knowmore about IPL (Intense Pulsating Light) Laser treatments in Somerset ? What is intense light ? and how doesit differ from laser ? Intense light machines differ from laser in several waysbut without becoming too technical IPL covers a larger area per a shot thanlaser.

Secondly, IPL uses an entire waveband oflight while lasers produce light with only one wavelength. It is recognisedthat different wavelengths enter and move through the skin to different depthsand consequently, IPL can be likened to using a group of lasers in just onetreatment.

IPL can be used with great success forpermanent hair reduction on face and body also to reduce broken facial veinsand redness. It is also very successful is reducing hyperpigmentation and brownmarks. Many professional believe IPL to be superior in reduction of hair.

Machines vary in their power with home useIPl currently attracting a lot of attention but be warned going it at home cantake a much longer period of time than going to a professional clinic.

For the best results hair needs to have some pigmentation,the darker the better and the surrounding skin to be much paler than the hair.The light from the applicator is attracted to the melanin in the hair folliclewhich absorbs the energy and heats to a degree that effectively kills thefollicle and stops it growing.

However, as most people naturally havemelanin in their skin that absorbs light energy and creates heat in the skin,there is a real danger if this heat becomes too extreme; in this circumstance,it can cause blistering or burns. For this reason, those with dark hair andfair skin are the most appropriate candidates for these types of treatments andthe best and safest results are achieved in the winter months. Followingtreatment, individuals are best advised to avoid the sun for a few weeks.

Redness and broken facial veins uses the sameprinciple but the applicator used is different in that it is attracted to thehaemoglobin which absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heatdestroys the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually fadeand disappear.

Hyperpigmentation and brown marks, age spotsetc. are targeted using a different applicator with a different lightwavelength to destroy the melanin in the skin. But again, it's the light thatis turned into energy and absorbed by the melanin to destroy the cells. The affectedskin becomes darker for a short time before the natural renewing process of theskin means the marks fade.

Many, thousands of people have undergone thistreatment and are extremely happy with the results. Clinics had to beregistered with the Care Quality Commission prior to Oct 2011 but this not a requirementsince new regulations came into force. It is still important that you do your researchand ensure that you trust your skin to an reputable clinic with experienced andhighly trained therapists.

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