IPL(Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment
has been one of the key techniques for over 20 years
in medical cosmetic field, and before its emergence, one-wavellength laser
treatment was the main procedure used for what IPL remarkably does now
in non-surgical cosmetic cares.
While lasers treat with more power in a partial spot, IPL
ly in a shallow
manner along a wide
r area of the skin.
For example, in treatment of the most common pigment concern, senile freckle(common
sunspot), older and darker ones are treated partially with laser technique,
and newer lighter ones can be treated with IPL together with the sorrounding
normal skin to make the region even.
Lasers, which are much stronger, take at least a week to recover, while IPL
treatments have no downtime
, letting you do your daily routine including face washing.
IPL devices multiply to many brands within 20 years.
Photofacial, FotoRF(Aurora), and so many other other names that mostly take the 'foto' ot 'photo' name are IPL applicators.
What evolves from these machines is the most innovative, multifunctional BBL
BBL stands for BroadBand Light
, which make it capable of achieving satisfactory results
BBL wavelength filters
Interchangeable Smart Filters
allow BBL to emit different wavelengths of lights, making it an efficient
device to treat different skin concerns:
・Filter 420 for acne treatment
・Filter 515 for pigmented spots
・Filter 560 for vascular abnormalities
・Filters 590,640,695 for hair removal
・Infrared Light Filter for skin tightening
Below are details of their functions：
１．Filter 420 for acne treatment IPL for acne is already a widely known fact.
Filter 42０ is more powerful compared to its likes because of its ability to kill acne germs and also reduction of sebum secretion into pores, which are vital for acne cure and prevention.
Filter 420 emits light that reacts to the substance acne bacteria exude called porphyrin, in which process free radicals are produced to kill the germs.
Conjunction of this remedy and Filter 560(be mentioned later) is more convincing
because the latter can relieve acne redness and irritations.
IPL treatment for acne is usually done with chemical peeling that cleans pore by peeling unwanted keratin of the skin.
Individuals with darker skin tone are not good candicates for IPL treatment
which might burn your light-sensitive skin.
Combination of chemical peeling and medication is recommended.
２．Filter 515 for Pigmented Lesions
Filter 515 for senile freckles(regular sunspots)
and youth freckles
is the most used remedy done by IPL treatment not to mention the BBL treatment.
515 light beaming through shallow epidermis
Lights especially sunlight are commonly assumed to be the main caused of
But BBL emits light that is free of harmful ones such as UV light which
is the cause of unwanted spots.
Useful lights which BBL produces actually heals spots instead.
frecklesbefore IPL freckles after IPL
and mildly the treatment goes, widely
it can be applied for these reasons, so mostly it is usually done through
the whole face for brightening
before BBL after BBL
However, older spots or melasma are not good with IPL
Stronger lasers or medications are the good remedy for these concerns.
Filter 515 is not also good for darker skin tone because it shows more reaction to your skin that may result in burn.
Brightening medications are recommended for such cases.
３．Filter 560 for Redness
This filter's light selectively reacts to the blood's red color which
consequently destroys blood vessels, and this is why it is used for vascular lesion treatment
But since IPL only reaches shallow level of the skin , it does not have
power to destroy deeper and larger lesions such as hemangiomas or varicose
This filter treats only surface dilated capillaries that create skin redness
No downtime and show fast effect, so this is also a popular procedure we
do with this device.
Usually destroyed capillaries are not essential ones to your skin, but
some parts easiliy revive again another network of vessels months after
So it is advisable to do this treatment every 1 to 2 months for few times until you get a satisfactory outcome.
A picture below shows visible vascular lines that mean they are deeper
In this case, laser treatment
must be combined to see good effects.
４．Filter 590/640/695 for Hair Removal
IPL hair removal is also an actively done procedure which is available
even in the nonmedical salons.
But IPL only treats shallower land in milder level, so needless to say
that it has limitation in this area, meaning it takes time and sessions
to see effect.
This might be only recommendable for surface fine hairs
IPL hair removal for fine hairs
Thicker deeper hairs should be treated with lasers
instead of IPL because faster removal and lesser side effect can be usually
observed with laser procedure.
thick hair laser
Also, skin with darker tone
is good with laser treatment since IPL
reacts easily with the skin melanin and burns
can turn out to be a serious side effect.
laser for darker tone
５．Infrared Light Filter for Skin Tightening This filter comes with a brand name SkinTyte and it literally treats skin to have firmer elastc texture.
55℃ deep skin, 12℃ surface
Deeper skin layer is selectively heated to stimulate collagen production, which is needed for firmer skin texture.
No downtime at all, can be done even at break time.
To have good results, treatment once a month for 3 to 5 times is advised.
If faster and immediate effect is what you like, invasive laser procedures
might be the choice, such as laser skiin abrasion or fractional laser method.
This has been the details about BBL treatment.
It is our pleasure to answer any inquiries from you.
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