IPL, short for intense pulsed light, commonly treats vascular conditions like broken capillaries (“spider veins”) and the brown spots or “age spots” caused by sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look, and refines or tightens large pores.
IPL uses short blasts of high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin that makes up brown “age spots” or the blood vessels that create broken capillaries. The skin repairs the damage, leaving you with a more even skin tone. IPL is also a great way to boost collagen and elastin as skin begins to age.