What is IPL?

IPL is a further development of laser technology. It stands for Intense Pulse Light. The technology can be used to treat the skin. At Conturkliniken® we use Syneron's ELOS technique – one of the best IPL tools on the market.

IPL or laser?

Many people think that IPL and laser are the same thing, but this is not really true, there are purely technical differences. The significant thing about laser is that it uses light of one wavelength – a single colour – and IPL uses multiple wavelengths. The light source in IPL is a flash lamp, like on a camera, and like the flash's light in different wavelengths.


rosacea before treatment

Treatment of discoloured vessels and pigments on the face

The dye in the haemoglobin of the blood allows the IPL light wavelength to be absorbed and heats the vessel and its walls, leading to shrinkage of the vessel. IPL can also rejuvenate the skin in general by stimulating collagen formation. Both vascular treatment and skin rejuvenation require a few treatments.

IPL treatment for more beautiful skin

IPL treatment can be performed both on the face and neck. In this type of treatment, the IPL technology and its intense light pulses pass through the outermost layer of the skin. The effect is to reduce, for example:

  • Superficial blood vessels
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Pigmentations
  • Coarse pores
  • Old scars

Even age changes - such as wrinkles - can be corrected with the help of IPL. The result is a more beautiful skin, with an impression that is both smoother and smoother. Contact Conturkliniken® for a consultation where we go through your wishes and expectations!

Before-and-after visualisation of a woman's face.