Preliminary Clinical Outcomes Using iPulse™ Intense Flash Lamp Technology and the Relevance of Constant Spectral Output with Large Spot Size on Tissue

Author: 
Marc Clement
Michael Kiernan
G D Ross Martin
Godfrey Town
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
1
Publication Year: 
2006

The recent rapid growth in demand for non-invasive cosmetic light-based treatments has led to a boom in the sale of medical devices that treat a range of skin conditions. Medical and cosmetic conditions being treated include unwanted facial and body hair, age-related sundamaged skin, changes in pigmentation, vascular blemishes as well as early signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles. The often onerous safety regulations governing the sale and use of Class 4 lasers has contributed to the popularity of similarly powerful non-laser intense pulsed light (“IPL”) sources, particularly in the salon and spa sector.
This paper aims to be a practical science-based review of key issues that impact directly on efficacy and safety of the treatment procedure. The paper documents preliminary case studies showing single procedure success in the treatment of hair and pigmented lesions with an innovative approach to white light therapy. In addition long-term hair reduction is reported using low fluences and repeat treatment protocols. All outcomes reported have been achieved using a constant spectrum iPulse Intense Flash Lamp device without the need for parallel skin cooling.

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