Intense Pulsed Light: Benefits, Improvements, Uses and Guidance in Aesthetic Medicine​

We are constantly on the lookout for great pieces on Lasers and Devices. A recent piece in MedEsthetics caught our attention for its detail into the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) in aesthetic practices.


The article considers both its advantages and limitations within the industry, as well as cautions and tips. Since first receiving FDA approval in 1995, intense pulsed light (IPL) has become one of the most versatile and widely used technologies in aesthetic medicine. It’s used for permanent hair reduction and to also treat a variety of concerns, such as redness, acne and excess pigmentation. Now that it has been joined by a number of lasers and energy-based devices, the question is: which patients and indications benefit most from IPL?​

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