Intense Pulse Light / IPL Treatments
Every year, millions of patients visit the dermatologist office complaining of skin problems including fine lines and wrinkles, persistent red complexion, sun spots, acne scars, large pores and other blemishes. Various treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing have been used to improve these conditions. Intense pulsed light is a new, non-ablative technique to treat the above described conditions and is also called photorejuvenation.
How does IPL work?
The IPL hand piece delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is different from the narrow band light of lasers. IPL, which stands for intensed pulsed light, is non-ablative meaning that is does not damage the surface of the skin. The intense light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) and leaves the superficial aspect of the skin (epidermis) untouched. There are different versions of IPL available on the market that target different structures in the skin. The PhotoDerm VL targets vascular lesions such as spider veins and vascular birthmarks. The PhotoDerm PL targets pigmented lesions such as melasma and age spots. The PhotoDerm HR and Epilight target hair. The thermal effect of IPL also causes production of new collagen, leading to improvement in wrinkles.
This technology works by emitting a flash of high intensity light which then penetrates the epidermis and is absorbed and assimilated in the hair bulbous region. The light is deposited in line with the position of the hair follicles and acts as inhibitor to the hair follicle through temporary temperature rise and agglutination.
The light flash causes the following effects:
• Coagulation of the hair follicle cells.
• Triggers the Ca+2 pumps of un-coagulated matrix cells to hyper exertion, resulting in exhaustion of the cell's ATP (an energy molecule) pool. This inhibits cell metabolism resulting in less cortex cells, and in turn, fewer and weaker hairs.
• Clotting of the blood vein in the hair follicle capillaries. The clotting disturbs the blood flow to the hair follicle resulting in the deterioration of the follicle's cell.
This treatment is able to effectively treat Vulgaris, Conglobata and Rosasecea Acne. Acne is born when the opening of the hair follicle is blocked. Bacteria is then trapped in the hair follicle and begins to multiply rapidly. As the body's immune system attempts to fight these bacteria, inflammation begins and acne appears. The intensive light releases an oxygenator which eliminates the bacteria and bacterial activity. This relieves the inflammation and acne, and leaves you with soft and healthy skin.
Vascular Lesions Removal
The light pulse treats "spider" like capillaries, which are small purple or red veins that stretch like a web near the surface of the skin and are typically discoloured clusters. The CRYSTAL 512 treatment of capillaries has two levels:
1. The layer of clotted blood is broken allowing for free blood flow through the capillaries and therefore the disappearance of the purple colour seen near the surface of the skin.
2. The collagen layer is stimulated to produce more collagen, resulting in wider skin and concealed veins.
Low light energy inserted into cells proliferates and stimulates collagen production and induces collagen and elastic tissue synthesis, thus rejuvenating the skin.
Hair Removal Machine
Light energy is focused 3 mm under skin surface, resulting in heating the hair follicles and not the skin surface.
Large treatment area - The larger the spot size the better the efficiency and speed of the treatment. Our handheld application pieces are amongst the largest in the market, enabling a highly efficient usage of energy and promising a safe and painless treatment.
Short pulse duration- high energy density prevents cooling the hair follicle by the blood stream.
Broad spectrum - 450-1100 nm works well with light colored hair, skin rejuvenation and aging spots.
“The best in hair removal market, it made my business grow.”- Ana Maria Barcosa, Natal, Brasil
“Highly efficient. Does not hurt and the patients are highly content.” - Pierlot Claudie, Paris, France
“An excellent device, fast results and patients are happy” - Kerstin Ellert, Bad Schwalbach, Germany
“Good results. A big improvement compared with other devices I used.” - Joahanna Kniivila, Helsinki, Finland
“Results are amazingly fast. During the treatment there are no side effects” - Violet Shelly, Holon, Israel
“A new way for hair removal. No pain for patients” - Gisela Hill-Bradder, Limburg, Germany
“Simply the best!” - Emmanuelle Miquet, Nouilly, France
“From our clients feedback we see how reliable the Crystal 512/Record 618 is and how wide the extent of its abilities.” - Dr Liana Moslovich, Russia
“Very good with Acne- the treatment is a real surprise.” - Carol Lespi Niemi, Toronto, Canada