The Science

How does the Dermalase IPL achieve results?


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL is a technology that combines a power source with a contact cooling system for comfort. The light is absorbed by the skin's chromophores, resulting in either cell destruction or changes to the cell. The Dermalase IPL has been clinically proven to be safe and has been rigorously tested for excellent performance. 


The technology is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis (selective = targeted, photo = light, lyis = destruction). The radiating energy that results is a high intensity flash of light that covers a spectrum of wavelengths from visible light to near infrared. Polychromatic light is absorbed by the chromophores, resulting in a photothermal effect which causes either cell destruction or changes to the cell.

How Does the IPL Laser Work?


Fitzpatrick Scale

Skin types are classified according to a 6-point scale based on the amount of pigmentation in the skin and how sensitive it is to sun exposure. 


Laser Target Areas

Hair follicles found in the second layer of the skin (the dermis) are targeted and disabled while promoting thermal relaxation and leaving adjacent tissue unaffected. This process is known as SELECTIVE PHOTOTHERMOLYSIS.