The prices for IPL equipment vary from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000, depending on the producer and the properties of the device. Acquisition of the equipment can be made by purchase, lease or rental. The room should be large enough to accommodate the treatment table, IPL device, stand tables, small stores cupboards, refrigerator and anesthesia equipment. Special requirements like: electricity, water safety, ventilation, protective measurements, room arrangement must be taken into consideration. Written informed consent, medical history, physical examination findings, and data on previous treatments should be recorded. Digital cameras replace in most cases 35 mm cameras for private offices. Although there are simulation programs to show the patient the possible result, these should be used cautiously since the result might not match the simulation.
Equipment Safety Documentation Pictures
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Ben-Zvi S. Laser safety: guidelines for use and maintenance. Biomed Instrum Technol. 1989;23(5):360–8.PubMedGoogle Scholar
Maloney M. The dermatologic surgical suite design and materials. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1991.Google Scholar
Dover JS, Arndt KA, Dinehart SM, et al. Guidelines of care for laser surgery. American Academy of Dermatology. Guidelines/outcomes committee. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999;41(3 Pt 1):484–95.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Greve B, Raulin C. Professional errors caused by lasers and intense pulsed light technology in dermatology and aesthetic medicine: preventive strategies and case studies. Dermatol Surg. 2002;28(2):156–61.Google Scholar