Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has been around since 1993 when the first photoderm machine was being tested. Dr. Hashemiyoon was one of the original testing physicians for photofacial treatment using IPL. His studies, along with several other medical centers around the US, were the deciding factors that allowed the FDA to approve this light therapy.
There are several applications for IPL:
IPL Skin Treatments help restore a more youthful appearance to the skin with minimal downtime and a very low risk of side effects. The light therapy of IPL is broad spectrum white light. This is in contrast to laser treatments where the ight therapy is of one particular wavelength. The intense white light is gentle and non-ablative (it doesn't destory tissue)and it can be used to treat the face, chest, neck, legs, and hands. Anywhere the patient has suffered sun damaged skin can be treated.