Have you spent enough on beauty products, but not getting results as per expectation? This is a common issue for many people because cosmetics and other ointments work separately on every type of skin. People have different skin tones as well as oily skin, dry skin and normal skin. Therefore, one product cannot work equally for everyone. Also, there is a risk of reaction in case if your skin is sensitive to a specific chemical. The best therapy for effective treatment at the current time is light therapy by intense pulse light aka IPL. Rather than any medication or cosmetics, it works with the help of wavelengths. An IPL machine emits a broad spectrum of wavelengths for healing complicated skin problems. Here are some reasons why IPL is gaining massive popularity among beautification products.

Reasons to prefer IPL for beauty treatments

1)    Safe treatment process

IPL is a safe skin treatment measure if you compare it with suspicious chemicals and laser too. It emits a broad spectrum of light that has soft wavelengths for healing skin problems. Due to the less intensity of wavelength, you have to keep patience for expected results. 

2)    Affordable Option

Currently, IPL and laser are the two most popular skin treatment procedures present in the market. If you are looking for an affordable option, IPL Laser Machine is the best suggestion. Not just laser, but it is also a better option for expensive cosmetic products. Its affordability is the main reason why even small beauty salons are offering IPL treatment services.   

3)    No certified training requirement

Unlike laser, there is no need to earn a specific certificate for using an IPL machine. You just need to learn the basics of a machine by watching and reading the tutorials. For better productivity, many manufacturers are also providing the service of online training classes. 

4)    Non-invasive and instant results

There is no need to wait for expecting the results of a cosmetic product in 30-40 days when you have IPL. After every single treatment session, you can notice a visible improvement whether it is regarding skin rejuvenation, hair removal or tattoo removal. Despite providing instant results, it doesn’t involve any kind of invasive procedure like surgical incision or needle.

5)    Precise on a specific area

The IPL machine works precisely on a focused area of skin that needs treatment. Rest of the body remains unaffected from its wavelength. The experts of IPL machines use special filters to allow only a particular wavelength to emit on the skin.

How Does IPL Machine Works?

The IPL is a multipurpose technology that helps in healing skin suffering from several circumstances. The main aim of this light is to penetrate inside the dermis which is the second layer lying behind epidermis. The answer to maximum skin issues lies beneath this layer. The IPL device works with the help of an amplification controller and handpiece for targeting different skin areas. The operational handpiece is equipped with a xenon lamp that emits wavelengths in pulses. Generally, a typical IPL Hair Removal Machine emits 10 to 20 pulses per second with a broad spectrum of 500 to 1200 nm. This light has enough strength to penetrate inside the skin for treating sun damage, removing excess pigment and reducing hair too.

Important precautions to consider while having IPL treatment sessions

1)    Hypopigmentation

If an untrained person is using IPL machine on your skin, be aware of its negative impacts like hypopigmentation. This is the skin condition when it loses real pigment and fades into pale white. You can consider it as a case of vitiligo when the skin loses its original melanin pigment permanently.

2)    Not suitable for dark skin tone people

IPL machine is only suitable for the people who have light skin tone and dark hair. The wavelength of IPL machine needs interaction with the dark pigment of the hair follicle to work properly. Also, people with dark pigment may get burning scars during the treatment session.

3)    Hyperpigmentation

Skin doesn’t only lose its melanin, but in some cases, people may also face the issue of hyperpigmentation. It is a skin condition in which a person gets dark patches on skin after the treatment sessions.

4)  Skin redness, bruising and blistering is some of the most common side effects of IPL treatment. However, they are temporary and disappear after 1 to 2 days.


  • Pregnant and breastfeeding ladies
  • Skin affected by sunburn or tanning issues
  • Eczema or acne on skin
  • People with sensitive skin
  • Patients on diabetic medication course
  • People suffering from cancer and lupus

A good dermatologist will always suggest you avoid direct exposure to sunlight as a precaution of pre and post-treatment. If not possible to avoid sunlight, at least, cover the specific area of the body that you want to treat.

IPL is a multipurpose technology that has the potential to replace many cosmetic products. The laser IPL machines are currently available in various models designed for individual issues including tattoo removal, hair removal or skin rejuvenation. However, some genuine suppliers including Universal Medical Aesthetics provide multifunctional machines that can treat all skin conditions by customising settings manually.

Author's Bio: 

The author is an IPL treatment expert at Universal IPL. He write articles to create awareness about IPL technology among people. Readers can gain enough knowledge regarding IPL machines before having a session to prevent its adverse effects. All of his guest posts, articles and blogs are based on practical experience attained during the treatment sessions.