OptiLIGHT by Lumenis

 OptiLIGHT treatment can be an effective way to treat a variety of skin conditions such as age spots, fine lines, acne, redness, and discoloration of skin. You're likely to see good results with minimal side effects. OptiLIGHT therapy is more gentle on the skin making each treatment a more customizable experience and suitable for almost everyone.  

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What to Know

About IPL

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as a photofacial, is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery or lasers. IPL uses light energy to target a certain color in your skin. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure -- called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands, or chest.

What It Treats

Skin condition photo facials can treat:

  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Age spots/brown spots
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Dark spots from hormonal changes
  • Discolored skin

How It Works

Broad spectrum pulsed light is transmitted through a continuously cooled applicator, gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the range of wavelengths, optimizing it for different applications and skin types.

The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions).  

The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.