What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy?

It is not a laser, but a broad band of intense light.

IPL is a system that produces a broad band of light with multiple wavelengths.
The flash lamp from the IPL equipment produces intense light with wavelengths from 500 to 1200nm with
special “cut off” filters allowing various light intensities customized to reach melanin (skin pigment) and
haemoglobin. (in the red blood cells). The intense light is delivered as short flashes, which are precisely
timed to heat up the targeted area to the correct temperature without damaging surrounding tissue.

What does IPL treat?

  • Fine facial blood vessels (Telangiectases)
  • Freckles
  • Age spots (Lentigines)
  • Erythema
  • DOES NOT treat deep wrinkles, scars, deeper pigmentation or tattoos
    (ask a NeuGlow doctor for other available alternatives)

How can it be treated by IPL?

IPL therapy depended on light absorption by melanin and in haemoglobin. Thus, treatments are well received
by people of light skin tone. It is recommended to consult NeuGlow’s doctor to access your skin type suitability.


What must I do before the procedure?

  • Refrain from tanning for at least 4 weeks before treatment.
  • Broad spectrum sun block and skin lightening cream might be given for
    usage for a duration of several weeks before treatment, to reduce the risk of
    hyper-pigmentation after the IPL® treatment.

How is IPL done?

  • A clear, cold gel is applied to the areas intended for treatment (gel aids in the transmission
    of light from the applicator to the skin)
  • Protective goggles will be provided to prevent injury to your eyes
  • Light is transmitted to the skin surface in precise pulses
  • The doctor can adjust the energy and pulses of the light to achieve maximum
    results with minimum side effects
  • Painless treatment

What happens after the procedure?

  • Avoid sun exposure and apply prescribed sunscreen and/or skin lightening cream
    for several weeks
  • The color of pigmented areas (i.e. freckles, lentigines) will becoming intense around
    3 days after the treatment, and will persist for 7 to 10 days.

How many treatment sessions are needed?

About 4 to 6 sessions at monthly intervals

Each session lasts about 10 to 20 minutes

You can resume normal immediately after treatment

Results are gradual, with no downtime.