Beauty/Appearance Medicine

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

What is Intense Pulsed Light therapy

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy. Pre and post skincare using NeoGenesis

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of vascular lesions, broken facial capillaries, Rosacea, freckles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles and removal of unwanted dark hair.  This treatment is performed by a Physician, Nurse or technician trained in IPL procedures.

The process of rejuvenating aging and damaged skin using IPL is referred to as photorejuvenation and requires a series of treatments for optimal results.

IPL technology uses a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun to deliver an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light (400 to 1200 nm). The light energy of the device is converted to heat energy in the skin. Various cutoff filters are commonly used to selectively filter out lower wavelengths, especially ultra violet light. The resulting light has a spectral range that targets specific structures and chromophores (such as melanin in hair, or oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels), that are heated to destruction and the remnants reabsorbed by the body.

IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments.  Both use light to heat and destroy their targets.  Lasers use a single wavelength (1500 nm or about 1900nm) of light that typically matches only one chromophore target in the skin, hence only one condition.  IPL uses a broad spectrum and with appropriate filters, allowing it to be used against several conditions.

Side Effects of IPL

Although IPL is considered very safe and effective, side effects can occur.  The FDA has received adverse event reports of burns, blisters, scarring, and skin discolorations.  One of the main factors contributing to these complications was the failure to adhere to the device’s operation and maintenance instructions.  The light and heat help tighten the skin by producing wounds to specific components of the skin, such as collagen. As the skin heals, it tightens and texture improves.

NeoGenesis Pre and Post IPL

The health of the skin prior to a IPL treatment benefits the skin and the outcome of the procedure. Healthy skin can produce better results and faster healing after the procedure.

Twice daily use of NeoGenesis Cleanser, followed by Recovery serum, then Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream, is the best insurance to keep your skin its healthiest.

Following an IPL treatment, NeoGenesis Cleanser followed by Recovery should be used a minimum of twice daily to promote skin health and reduce irritation.  In addition, our Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream may be used twice daily, or as often as needed, to hydrate the skin and provide proper barrier function.  For immediate relief after the procedure, use our Moisturizing Mist as often as needed to cool irritated and heated skin.

IPL treatments done in a series are often scheduled four to six weeks apart.  We recommend following the Pre and Post IPL home care suggestions above to continue healing and improving the skin. 


Before + After - IPL Laser Burn

Professional Feedback: “I observed 1st and 2nd degree burns after treatment with IPL Laser by her Dermatologist. These IPL burns were sustained from a treatment by her Dermatologist seven days earlier. The worst areas were oozing and quite inflamed.

I got her permission to use NeoGenesis Recovery on the burn area. 12 hours after first application, pain subsided substantially. She was shocked that the NeoGenesis Recovery had worked so fast and stated that she’s never seen anything like it.”

Patient Feedback: “I’m a licensed Pharmacist and work with and used other skin care products in the past but my experience has left me in shock after personally seeing how NeoGenesis Recovery worked on my IPL Laser Burns. I honestly have never seen anything like it, it worked so fast!” ~ B

Product: NeoGenesis Recovery

“Good for post procedure. I love the Recovery serum. Bought to use after IPL treatments and I had a quick recovery of my skin with no burning or damage from the laser. And that is despite being a Fitzpatrick 4! Impressed and will buy again to use after other cosmetic procedures.” ~ SK – Art of Skin Care

Product: NeoGenesis Recovery

“Love this product. It helped with post IPL inflammation. It really does what it claims.” ~ P – Skin Beautiful RX

Product: NeoGenesis Recovery

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