Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is flashlamp driven technology. An intensely bright light is achieved by passing an electric current through a flashlamp. A mirror behind the flashlamp redirects the light directly onto the skin to create a photothermal effect in the tissue.
Unlike a laser, IPL devices submit light in all directions and include a whole range of different wavelengths. Different wavelengths are used to treat different conditions. Filters can be used to tweak which wavelengths we want to let through to use on the skin, and which wavelengths we want to remove. This is a key reason why IPL can be very versatile.
Most IPLs use wavelengths between approximately 550-1100nm. Longer wavelengths are used for hair removal, vessels, and most skin rejuvenation treatments.
Lynton IPL’s were developed using Dynamic Reflex Technology. This makes it one of the most effective IPL’s on the market and is highly regarded by many Dermatologists and private aesthetic practitioners in the NHS.