Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(5): 290-300
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1243077
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Intense Pulsed Light: What Works, What's New, What's Next

David H. Ciocon1 , Andreas Boker2 , David J. Goldberg1 , 3 , 4
  • 1Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 3Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 4Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
18 December 2009 (online)

ABSTRACT

Intense pulsed light technology has revolutionized the noninvasive treatment of a whole variety of cutaneous cosmetic problems. Today's machines are safer, more diverse, less painful, and readily available. Intense pulsed lights can be used to treat vascular and pigmented lesions and are used for facial rejuvenation and the removal of unwanted hair. Newer, less powerful home-device intense pulsed light sources will not replace those used in a physician's office but will augment the use of today's more powerful medical office systems.