The Lynton Excelight is a certified medical device used for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes that is largely recognised as the MOST clinically effective IPL by many dermatologists and the NHS. It utilises intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to deliver controlled pulses of light energy to the targeted area of the skin.
How does IPL treatment work for vascular lesions?
IPL treatment works by delivering intense pulses of light into the skin. The light is selectively absorbed by the red pigment in the blood vessels, called hemoglobin. As the light is absorbed, it converts into heat, which damages the walls of the abnormal blood vessels. Over time, the body’s natural healing processes remove the damaged vessels, resulting in a reduction or elimination of the vascular lesion.
What types of vascular lesions can be treated with IPL?
IPL treatment is effective for a wide range of vascular lesions, including:
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Port wine stains
How many IPL sessions are needed to treat vascular lesions?
The number of IPL sessions required to treat vascular lesions depends on various factors, including the size, type, and location of the lesion, as well as individual response to the treatment. In general, multiple sessions are needed, typically spaced a few weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
Are there any side effects or downtime associated with IPL treatment?
IPL treatment is generally considered safe and associated with minimal downtime. However, some temporary side effects can occur, including redness, mild swelling, and slight bruising in the treated area. These usually resolve within a few hours to a few days.