What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. Unlike a laser, IPL is white light and contains all wavelengths. It uses light energy to target certain colors in the skin—namely browns and reds (think: sun damage, broken capillaries, and rosacea). The skin heats up and then the body gets rid of the unwanted cells. There is a lot of buzz about the BBL (broadband light) facial right now. BBL is a broadband of light, where IPL is a single, intense, focused beam of light and is more targeted and precise. The IPL also stimulates collagen growth thereby improving texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.