Intense pulsed light as a nonablative approach to photoaging
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. To describe the introduction and use of intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat vascular and pigmentedlesions comprising photo rejuvenation and its use in photo dynamic therapy.
METHODS. Review of the medical literature and the authors’ experiencewith IPL.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS. IPL is an excellent treatment modality for vascular and pigmented manifestations of photoaging andcan be combined with photodynamic therapy for the treatment of early forms of skin cancer.