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The Use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Aesthetic Medicine

Abstract

Intense pulsed light (IPL) has become a widely accepted and reliable technique for the non-ablative treatment of several undesirable skin problems including telangiectasias, photoaging, and unwanted hair. IPL systems utilize high-intensity flashlamps that emit pulses of polychromatic light in a broad wavelength spectrum between 500 and 1,200 nm. The treatment is rapid, cost-effectively, and with minimal recovery.

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Freedman, B.M., Balakrishnan, T.P. (2012). The Use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Aesthetic Medicine. In: Prendergast, P., Shiffman, M. (eds) Aesthetic Medicine. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20113-4_17

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