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Intense Pulsed Light

IPL Laser treatments in pittsburgh

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a cosmetic treatment that uses broad-spectrum light to treat various skin conditions and aesthetic concerns. IPL devices emit multiple wavelengths of light, which are absorbed by the skin's pigment (melanin) and blood vessels. This light energy is then converted into heat, which helps to reduce or eliminate the targeted cells without damaging the surrounding tissue.

A CoolPeel laser treatment can only be done using the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. The Tetra is the latest, most advanced CO2 laser from DEKA, a global leader in aesthetic technology.

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You want to reduce unwanted hair. IPL is an effective solution for long-term hair reduction on various parts of the body.


You’re seeking to rejuvenate your skin. Improve your skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance with IPL treatments.


You have pigmentation issues. Whether it’s sun spots, age spots, or freckles, IPL can help even out your skin tone.


You’re struggling with vascular lesions. Reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, spider veins, and rosacea with IPL.


You’re looking for a non-invasive treatment. Enjoy the benefits of skin improvement without surgery or lengthy recovery times.


You want to minimize acne and acne scars. IPL can help reduce active acne and the appearance of acne scars for clearer skin.


You desire a customizable treatment. IPL settings can be adjusted to suit your specific skin type and cosmetic concerns, ensuring personalized care.

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How Does IPL Work?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) works by emitting pulses of broad-spectrum light that target pigment in hair follicles or blood vessels. The light is absorbed and converted into heat, damaging the targeted cells without harming surrounding tissue. This process effectively reduces unwanted hair, evens out skin tone, stimulates collagen production for skin rejuvenation, and diminishes vascular lesions like broken capillaries. IPL is non-invasive with minimal downtime, making it a versatile solution for various skin concerns. Multiple sessions are typically required for optimal results, and the treatment is most effective on lighter skin tones with darker hair.

The Science

Behind IPL Results

Targeting Pigment and Vascular Lesions

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments work by delivering a broad spectrum of light to the skin, which is absorbed by the pigment in age spots, freckles, and vascular lesions. This absorption causes the pigment to break down into smaller particles that are naturally eliminated by the body. As a result, IPL can effectively reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions, leading to a more even and radiant complexion.

Stimulating Collagen Production

IPL treatments also stimulate the production of collagen, a crucial protein that maintains the skin's elasticity and firmness. The light energy penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, causing controlled thermal injury that triggers the body's natural healing response. This process promotes collagen synthesis, which helps to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone. Over time, repeated IPL treatments can lead to a significant improvement in skin quality and a more youthful appearance.

Treating Acne and Reducing Inflammation

Another benefit of IPL is its effectiveness in treating acne and reducing inflammation. The light emitted during IPL treatments targets the bacteria responsible for acne, reducing their population and helping to clear up existing breakouts. Additionally, IPL helps to reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne and other skin conditions, leading to a calmer and clearer complexion. By addressing both the bacterial and inflammatory components of acne, IPL provides a comprehensive approach to improving skin health.

Common Treatment Concerns




IPL is frequently used on the face to treat issues like sunspots, age spots, freckles, and rosacea. It can also improve overall skin tone and texture by reducing fine lines and promoting collagen production.




IPL treatments can address sun damage, age spots, and redness on the neck, helping to create a more even and youthful appearance.




The chest area, often exposed to the sun, can develop pigmentation issues and fine lines. IPL can help reduce these signs of aging and improve skin texture.




Similar to the face and chest, the hands are prone to sun damage and age spots. IPL can effectively lighten these spots and rejuvenate the skin on the hands.




IPL can treat vascular lesions such as spider veins and broken capillaries on the legs, improving the overall appearance of the skin.




For those dealing with acne and acne scars on their back, IPL can help reduce acne breakouts and minimize the appearance of scars, leading to smoother, clearer skin.

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Who Is A Candidate For Intense Pulsed Light?

Candidates for Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy are typically individuals with sun damage, uneven skin tone, vascular lesions, fine lines and wrinkles, acne or acne scars, and those seeking overall skin rejuvenation. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations about the results of IPL treatments, understanding that multiple sessions may be required for optimal results. IPL is suitable for those with sun-exposed skin or skin conditions such as rosacea, as well as individuals looking to improve the overall health and appearance of their skin. A consultation with a skincare professional can determine if IPL is the right treatment based on an individual's specific skin concerns and goals.

This Treatment Is For You If...


IPL can effectively target and reduce sunspots, freckles, and other pigmentation irregularities, improving skin tone and texture.

Individuals with Sun Damage and Pigmentation


IPL is effective in treating vascular lesions such as spider veins and rosacea, reducing redness and improving overall skin appearance.

People with Vascular Lesions


IPL stimulates collagen production, which can improve skin elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin firmness.

Those Seeking to Stimulate Collagen Production


Patients who want Minimal Downtime

IPL treatments typically require minimal downtime, allowing you to quickly resume your daily activities.

This Treatment Is Not For You If...


IPL may not be suitable for individuals with darker skin tones, as it can cause pigmentation changes or uneven skin tone.

Individuals with Dark Skin Tones


Individuals with active acne or skin infections may not be suitable candidates for IPL, as the treatment can exacerbate these conditions.

People with Active Acne or Skin Infections


Due to potential risks to the fetus or newborn, IPL is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

Those who are Pregnant or Nursing Mothers


Those with a History of Keloid Scarring

Individuals with a history of keloid scarring may not be suitable candidates for IPL, as it can increase the risk of developing new keloids.


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Frequently Asked Questions

IPL works by delivering a broad spectrum of light to target various skin issues, such as sunspots, pigmentation irregularities, and vascular lesions. The light is absorbed by the target cells, leading to their destruction or breakdown, which are then naturally eliminated by the body.

Areas Served:

We offer Tetra Coolpeel laser treatment in the following cities and counties in Pennsylvania.


Cities: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley, Export, Squirrel Hill, Moon, Upper St Clair, Wexford, Greensburg


Counties: Allegheny

Zip Codes: All zip codes in 30 miles from Pittsburgh

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