Photo Rejuvenation - Intense Pulse Light Therapy

Photo rejuvenation, or intense pulse light therapy (IPLT), is a new technology that dermatologists use to treat aging skin - including discoloration, fine lines and sagging.
This is NOT ultraviolet light but infrared light, which has been proven to be beneficial to the healing process of the body.
Intense pulses of multiple-wavelength light are flashed across the face and into the skin, without any heat or burning sensations. The penetration of the light causes the release of collagen, tightening and firming the skin. Treatments also heal abnormal and broken blood vessels, as well as discoloration.

See photos before and after 6 treatments.


  • Collagen and elastin production - The penetration of light causes the release of precursors of collagen that skin cells then turn into new collagen, tightening and firming the skin.
  • Acne reduction


There is very little downtime after treatment - 20 to 30 minutes.
This is one of the biggest advantages of photo rejuvenation vs. other skin treatments. Mild redness after treatment but it will disappear in a very short time.


Improvement is normally seen after 3 - 5 treatments.
However, it can take more time if there is more damage to the skin. It is best to start treatment when you first see symptoms.


1) Researchers treated one side of 61 subjects' faces with a light-emitting diode machine, while 15 others recieved a one-sided placebo. According to a study by Seung Yoon Lee, dermatoligist at the National Medical Center in South Korea, LED phototherapy repairs sun damage and increases collagen and elastin production. Lee says "LED is safe for dark skin, unlike some lasers."
Study Results:
After 12 weeks only the LED-targeted skin had a decrese in wrinkles (26-36 precent) and an increase in elasticity (14-19 percent).
2) Researchers at Tokyo Women's Medical University treated 97 patients using IPL to determine the effectiveness of IPL photo rejuvenation. Each patient received 3-6 treatments at intervals of 2-3 weeks.
Study Results:
The study reported in Dermatalogic Surgery (Vol. 27, No. 7, 627-632) guaged effectiveness on doctor and patient perceptions. More than 90% of both rated pigemntation changes as "good" or "excellent"; more than 83% gave the same rating for improvement in dilated capillaries.
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