Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a laser light treatment used to treat a variety of skin conditions. IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface. The bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the dark spots and dispersing the uneven red pigment. IPL treats pigment issues, such as brown spots and sun damage and vascular conditions, such as broken capillaries (“spider veins”) and Rosacea. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen and tightens large pores. IPL can be used on the face, hands, and body. A series of three to six treatments is usually required to achieve optimal results. Treatments are spaced one month apart and as with other laser procedures, you must avoid sun exposure following treatment.