more about IPL (Intense Pulsating Light) Laser treatments in Somerset ? What is intense light ? and how does
it differ from laser ? Intense light machines differ from laser in several ways
but without becoming too technical IPL covers a larger area per a shot than
Secondly, IPL uses an entire waveband of
light while lasers produce light with only one wavelength. It is recognised
that different wavelengths enter and move through the skin to different depths
and consequently, IPL can be likened to using a group of lasers in just one
IPL can be used with great success for
permanent hair reduction on face and body also to reduce broken facial veins
and redness. It is also very successful is reducing hyperpigmentation and brown
Machines vary in their power with home use
IPl currently attracting a lot of attention but be warned going it at home can
take 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
follicle which absorbs the energy and heats to a degree that effectively kills
the follicle and stops it growing.
However, as most people naturally have
melanin 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 and
fair skin are the most appropriate candidates for these types of treatments and
the best and safest results are achieved in the winter months. Following
treatment, individuals are best advised to avoid the sun for a few weeks.
Redness and broken facial veins uses the same
principle but the applicator used is different in that it is attracted to the
haemoglobin which absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat
destroys the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually fade
Hyperpigmentation and brown marks, age spots
etc. are targeted using a different applicator with a different light wavelength
to destroy the melanin in the skin. But again, it's the light that is turned
into energy and absorbed by the melanin to destroy the cells. The affected skin
becomes darker for a short time before the natural renewing process of the skin
means the marks fade.
Many, thousands of people have undergone this
treatment and are extremely happy with the results. Clinics had to be
registered with the Care Quality Commission prior to Oct 2011 but this not a requirement
since new regulations came into force. It is still important that you do your research
and ensure that you trust your skin to an reputable clinic with experienced and
highly trained therapists.