Aesthetic Applications of Intense Pulsed Light by Lucian Fodor MD, PhD, Yehuda Ullman MD, Monica Elman MD

By Lucian Fodor MD, PhD, Yehuda Ullman MD, Monica Elman MD (auth.)

There has been a gradual raise in aesthetic methods played over the last few years, and this bring up has additionally been matched via the need for a minimally invasive process with long-lasting effects. excessive pulsed gentle (IPL) know-how has proved to be of genuine profit in pleasurable those sufferer calls for, the most merits of this noninvasive know-how being the minimum restoration downtime, quickly and simple functionality, and long term development. Aesthetic functions of excessive Pulsed mild is an intensive source for physicians facing IPL beauty methods. The objective of the ebook is to aid clinicians, citizens, fellows and different doctors comprehend IPL and practice remedies for numerous cutaneous stipulations. the themes lined comprise the most beauty purposes of IPL, anatomy, security, sensible concerns, sufferer choice, a few of the therapies and power issues, whereas each one bankruptcy has been designed to aid within the scientific software of IPL and ends with key issues that emphasize an important take-home messages to accomplish the simplest effects. it truly is created to supply in-depth research and to bare the sensible technique, making this article the perfect reference and a educating software for either newbie and skilled medical professional within the box of aesthetic medicine.

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ELA-MAX is less expensive than ELA (Friedman et al. 2001). The use of topical anesthetic is helpful before the procedure and provides effective dermal anesthesia with rapid onset of action and minimal side effects. The most encountered side effects are erythema, edema and skin blanching (Fig. 1). Among the patients who used EMLA, Alster (Alster and Lupton 2002) found 10% erythema and 90% skin blanching. Among the most serious EMLA complications is the possibility of hemoglobin conversion to methemoglobin and consecutive tissue hypoxia (Guardiano and Norwood 2005).

It is preferable for devices with a longer pulse duration (Carroll and Humphreys 2006). Postcooling refers to decreasing the temperature immediately after the treatment, usually done with ice packs. Spray and contact cooling are the main methods used for most light pulsed and laser devices (Zenzie et al. 2000). Both methods necessitate control of precooling time to achieve selectivity and to prevent the epidermis from frost injuries. The precooling time of the spray cannot be easily controlled (Altshuler et al.

Very rarely do we perform treatment the same day. We prefer to do a test and invite patient to return in one week for reevaluation. When larger areas (face, hands, legs) are planned for treatment, the test is mandatory. The device is set with the patient parameters and a single a b b Fig. 1 (a) Port-wine stain over the nose and forehead; (b) Although partial response was encountered after eight treatments, the patients was very satisfied Fig. 2 (a) Hypertricosis – before IPL treatment; (b) Partial response after five IPL treatments.

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