Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) aka Photofacial

(IPL) therapy, aka photo facial, is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure -- called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands, or chest.

What Does It Treat?

IPL is a safe and effective means of treating pigmented and vascular disorders, including melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, lentigines, ephelides, telangiectasias, port-wine stains, rosacea, poikiloderma of Civatte, hemangiomas, and venous malformations, in addition to hair removal and photoaging. This activity reviews the physics of IPL therapy, its indications and contraindications, and technical aspects of IPL delivery and highlights the role of the interprofessional healthcare team in administering IPL treatments.