Caveats To IPL Treatments

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Caveats To IPL Treatments

PostPosted by DCNGA » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:26 pm

From 2011, apparently there is no built-in skin cooling for IPL products and it takes 'specialized techniquest to minimize and avoid epidural injury:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/8 ... #aw2aab6b5

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Despite the encouraging findings of such reports, a number of limitations exist. The disadvantages of using an IPL source include the absence of an inherent skin-cooling protective mechanism, the need to learn specialized techniques to minimize or avoid epidermal injury, and the large size of the IPL device. Most importantly, the designated 550-nm wavelength is strongly attracted to melanin, limiting its use in darker-skinned patients and increasing the risk of skin burns in tanned patients
"It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others."

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