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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy utilizes cutting-edge technology to address a wide range of aesthetic and dermatologic concerns with treatments that require no surgery and little to no downtime. Today, IPL devices are a staple in many aesthetic practices as they allow physicians to offer anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments, hair removal, and nonsurgical options to treat sun damage and other common skin problems.
The Luvo Lucent IPL from MRP (Park City, Utah) uses gold standard technology to address common skin concerns and dermatological conditions. At 3,500 W, this powerful device effectively targets pigmentation concerns such as age spots and vascular lesions, as well as hair removal and has the ability to combat acne by eliminating acne-causing bacteria. It also comes equipped with four specially designed pulse modes and seven filters that allow for expert, customized treatments.
Rishi Gandhi, MD, a double board-certified dermatologist (Dayton, Ohio) specializes in skin cancer management with Mohs and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgical procedures, and minimally invasive aesthetic enhancement. He regularly uses the Lucent IPL for a wide range of concerns. “The Lucent IPL is the highest-powered IPL device. It allows us to deliver phenomenal outcomes in very few treatments to improve pigmentation, redness, texture, and tone on the skin,” he reported. “And because of its power, we see results much faster than some other IPL platforms that don’t offer this range of pulse duration power.”
Through one handpiece with seven filters (430 nm to 755 nm), the Lucent IPL platform conveniently offers the ability to treat multiple indications with one system. Moreover, filter detection technology improves safety and helps reduce errors. In addition, physicians can choose from three spot sizes including 5.6 cm2 to treat larger areas in shorter treatment times.
According to Dr. Gandhi, “the performance of this IPL is really superior from other ones I have used. “The range of filters that I can use to customize unique treatments for my patients is also quite impressive and makes the device very engaging to use. One of my favorite features is the 585 filter, which is unique to this IPL and not seen in other platforms. It almost approximates what one can do with a pulsed dye laser, which has always been the gold standard for treating vascular skin conditions.”
Dr. Gandhi is impressed that he can provide treatments with speed and efficiency, with consistent and impressive outcomes. “My patients are getting very positive results in fewer treatments,” he said. “When they see quick improvement, they gain more confidence and are more inclined to return for more skin rejuvenation treatments.”
Luvo Lucent incorporates a user-friendly interface and the ability for the operator to store their favorite preset settings. The device also provides robust contact cooling to help increase patient comfort and safety. Overall, users say the Lucent IPL is a versatile light-based device that offers an improved treatment experience for both physicians and their patients.