What Is IPL?
I P L : Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is not a laser but is another source being used for hair removal. IPL systems are cost wise cheaper and technically different from lasers. IPL delivers the broad spectrum of mixed wavelengths 430nm to 640nm in each flash of light. The source of Light in IPL System is Xenon lamp (Bulb) and producing incoherent light. For hair removal certain special red filter is used to target the hair follicles with the flashes of light. The burst of filtered light energy may causes damage to the hair follicles in the similar way as a laser. But because of low energy, low frequency and incoherent light IPL is less effective than diode laser. Because of poor results it requires more treatment sessions. Basically IPL is source of incoherent intense light that is used for some skin treatments like skin rejuvenation, superficial pigmentation, skin cirrhosis etc, with the different filters.