Intense pulsed light (IPL)

Sanjana Iyengar, Keyvan Nouri, Peter Bjerring, Kåre Christiansen, Robert A. Weiss, Girish S. Munavalli, Sonal Choudhary, Angel Leiva

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a light-emitting system that is capable of emitting filtered polychromatic broad bandwidth wavelengths between 515 and 1200 nm. The emission of wavelengths is controlled by both an internal filter that blocks undesired wavelengths from being emitted and a "heat-sink" effect that allows the controlled transfer of thermal energy from an object at high temperature to an object at lower temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in dermatology and medicine
Subtitle of host publicationdermatologic applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319761183
ISBN (Print)9783319761169
StatePublished - Jun 6 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Acne
  • Hair removal
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Intense pulsed light
  • Leg vein treatment
  • Nail psoriasis
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Pigmentation
  • Poikiloderma of civatte
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scarring
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Telangiectasias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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