Instruction Material for Intense Pulsed Light IPL350UV-HPG Hyperpigment Reduction System

Quick Setup Guide, Treatment Overview & Techniques

IPL350LS-HPG E-Light Flux Professional Hypere Pigment Reduction System

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This IPL Machine is Approved For: Hyper Pigment Reduction, Age & Liver Spot Removal, Photo Rejuvenation, Freckle Removal, Reversal of Sun Damage, Brown Spot Removal, Tattoo Removal, Wrinkle Reduction, Scar - Stretch Mark Reduction, Rosacea, Blemish (mole, wart, skin tag) Reduction, and More.

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Treatment Procedure:  Hyper-Pigment & Age Spots.

Age spots, brown spots, sun spots, liver spots and freckles are associated with premature ageing and exposure to ultra violet radiation from the sun. Generally these spots pose no health risk however, they can create a patchy, less youthful appearance.  This condition is caused by melanin deposits in the skin which do not fade.  Normal IPL Treatment Procedure:  Age Spotsmelanin will darken (proliferate) with exposure to sun, but will also fade over 4-6 weeks when the exposure is stopped.  It is most common in the elderly but occurs in all ages. 

Pigmentation, age spots and freckles are usually caused by sun exposure or the natural aging process. They can vary in size, shape and depth, and be raised or flat. Pigmentation is particularly common on the face, neck, back of the hands and body.  IPL treatments are remarkably effective for this affliction. 

Apply ‘IPL Wrinkle Treatment Gel’ (see back page of pamphlet for ordering information).  The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. The length of each treatment will depend on the type and size of lesion present, but a typical session will take 10 to 30 minutes.

Deliver 6 pulses (approximately 200 joules) to each area of 2.5 cm square.  Fading of the age spots (also known as ’liver spots’) will be evident after 4-6 weeks. 

Figure 3 shows moderate age spot activity on a 46 year old female.  Note the improvement in figure 4 showing nearly complete regression of the skin disorder.  This patient underwent 3 treatments over 11 weeks.

IPL Startup Procedure

Put on your IPL eyewear before powering up your system.  Wear the eye protection throughout the entire procedure.

IPL Startup ProcedureBefore connecting your IPL instrument to the main system, be sure the key switch is off (counter and indicator LEDs will be off).  Failure to adhere to the start-up procedure may cause damage to your IPL emitter.

Place the IPL head in a secure position POINTED AWAY from you and the client. 

Turn the key lockout switch clockwise to system status IPL ‘Enabled’.  At this time your digital pulse counter readout will show the number of pulses since the last reset.  A bright LED on the instrument will begin flashing.  The flashing blue warning LED means your IPL is now live and extreme care must be exercised while handling to avoid accidental eye-exposure.

Activate the HF ‘Enabled’.  The red and yellow warning indicators will confirm this operation.

Set power level for treatment.  It is recommended to start out on setting 2 then work your way up to 3 if client discomfort is minimal.  The use of a lidocaine pre-treatment spray or an IPL coupling gel reduces discomfort substantially

WARNING:  This IPL instrument emits photon intensity equivalent to an arc welder and many times the intensity of the sun.  It must be handled with great care.  Do not allow person into the treatment room who are not wearing ANSI certified IPL protective eyewear.  In addition, this instrument emits high intensity shortwave radiation which also poses risk to the human eye.  Never treat on the eyes.  The eyelid provides no protection.  IPL and shortwave radiation will pass easily through and may seriously damage the retina and/or lens resulting in loss of vision quality.

Technical Specifications

  Input:  110-240V AC, 4A  Output:  13,000mW (pulsed)  Spectrum:  410-1200nm  UV Radiation:  None  Safety Considerations:  Eye Protection

It is recommended to use the IPL in high pulse mode (setting 3) at all times.  This will allow the technician to deliver single pulses each time the trigger switch is pressed.  If the switch is held down, the IPL driver will deliver a steady series of pulses at approximately 7 per second.  This is the ideal rate for most treatments.

IPL Emitter Port Maintenance

Intense Pulsed Light treatments should be performed on shaved (or waxed) skin.  In photo epilation, the follicle being targeted is about 0.25-0.5cm (1/8 to 1/4 in) below the skin (the follicle and papilla).  To best reach the desired tissue under the skin it is best to remove the hair from the surface of the skin.

If using carbon or photoreactive dyes, remove any excess which may come in contact with the optics using ethyl alcohol. 

For light maintenance use acetone or alcohol on a cotton tip applicator.  For more aggressive cleaning use a sharp blade (scalpel or razor blade) to scrape any carbonized material from the tip.

IPL Pigment Reduction Machine Control Locations/Feature Descriptions

IPL Control Locations & Feature Descriptions

A. Key Lockout:  This feature is required by law on all high-power laser and light devices.  The first step in the correct sequence to power-up your laser is to turn this clockwise using the special key included in your kit. 

B.  System Status LEDs:  These lights will indicate system status (neutral or live) and which modality is enabled. 

C.  Pulse Control:  This allows the operator to set the number of IPL/RF pulses per second.

D.   IPL  Jack:  An eight-prong coaxial power jack for the IPL hand piece.

E.  IPL Instrument:  A 13,000mW high intensity pulsed light and high powered RF emitter instrument with thumb switch and counter reset button.  Note: 

F.   Eyewear:  This is an essential part of the treatment process.  Direct or reflective IPL radiation can seriously injure the eye.  Both the technician and the patient must use the protective eyewear while the IPL is enabled or activated.  Eyewear is intended for accidental exposure only.  Never stare directly into an IPL emission.

G.   Carbon Dye:  This is an atomized form of molecular carbon which easily penetrates deeply into the follicle shaft.  The dye adds pigment which gives a receptor for the photon/heat exchange reaction. 

H.   HF (High Frequency):  This switch enables or disables the secondary function HF energy mode to amplify the thermolysis effects of the IPL treatment.

J.    Dermal-Plast:  A special 3.5% lidocaine gel formula to reduce patient discomfort.

K.  Post Treatment Gel:  Anti-androgen formula that reduces the rate of hair re-growth and speeds healing of the skin following IPL treatments.


Rosacea The Treatment Procedure

Intense Pulsed Light Systems are very effective for the treatment of capillaries which have become enlarged (known as spider veins) or have multiplied excessively (known as Rosacea).  Both conditions are usually inherited genetically and are activated or aggravated by sun exposure.  The number of treatments required will vary based upon a variety of factors but a substantial degree of improvement is usually noted after 3-5 applications.

Apply the IPL cooling and coupling gel to the IPL emitter prior to pressing the tip to the client’s skin.  Hold the emitter to the desired area then press the trigger switch down for one second (delivering 7 emissions for a total of 220 joules).  Move the IPL tip and repeat on each afflicted area of 1 cm square in a systematic grid structure.  Applying more than 220 joules per cm2 may burn the skin.  

Apply ‘Laser Capillary Treatment Gel’ following the treatment (see back page of this instruction booklet for ordering information).  This formula contains activated phylloquinone, which supports healthy regeneration of new capillaries (reducing the recurrence of future Rosacea) by strengthening the capillary walls. 

Post-Treatment Care

The skin surrounding the treatment area may experience short-term erythmia (reddening) which will subside within 12 hours.  Should the treatment area show signs of excess scabbing you may wish to reduce the overall treatment time or intensity.  Instruct the patient to refrain from applying cosmetics or sunbathing for at least 24 hours.  Follow up treatments should be scheduled 7-10 days later.

Treatment Efficacy

Figure 1 shows severe late stage Rosacea of a 70 year old female.  Figure 2 shows the substantial improvement achieved with 16 treatments over 18 months.  Figures 3 and 4 show the results of laser treatment of mild spider veins on the nose of a 50 year old male achieved with 6 over 3 months.

IPL 350-LS Instrument

The IPL 350-LS comes with a 220jcm2 maximum fluence per second adjustable pulse frequency (fixed pulse duration) instrument for superior operator control.  The addition of high frequency shortwave energy substantially amplifies the thermolysis deep in the tissue for greater intensity and improved results.  RF enhanced IPL treatments enable a greater range of treatments.

Trouble Shooting

Should you encounter technical problems with your IPL 350 system, refer to the following guide for potential problems and the appropriate solution.

—Unit is plugged into the wall, all accessories are correctly inserted into the unit but no IPL output is being registered.

++Check all connections.  Plug and unplug each one being sure all contacts are sound.

++Check all cords.  Due to continual bending and fatigue, wires may fray or break resulting is full loss of power.

—Unit hums or makes abnormal noises. 

++Unit needs servicing.  A clicking sound is normal.

—IPL output is weak.

++Emitter may be obstructed with debris (dried coupling gel, dirt etc.).  Clean thoroughly with a cotton tipped applicator and alcohol.  If the performance of the IPL does not improve after cleaning the head your unit needs servicing by a qualified agent.  Contact technical support for assistance.

—No output from the IPL is registered after all trouble-shooting suggestions listed above have been checked.

IPL Resurfacing and Photo-Rejuvenation

IPL resurfacing is performed using a beam of light energy which vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at specific and controlled levels of penetration.  The procedure offers many advantages which others do not have. 

Unlike Microdermabrasion, the IPL penetrates deeply into the dermis where promotion of collagen proteins can be stimulated.  Chemical peels can be very unpredictable and dangerous while an IPL can be dialed in to deliver precisely the right amount of IPL Resurfacing and Photo-Rejuvenationradiation to produce safe and effective results.

All resurfacing treatments work essentially the same way.  First, the outer layers of damaged skin are stripped away.  Then, as new cells form during the healing process, a smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin surface appears.

For superficial or medium resurfacing, the IPL can be limited to the epidermis and papillary dermis.  For deeper resurfacing, the upper levels of the reticulas dermis can also be removed.  Varied penetration allows treatment of specific spots or wrinkles.

It's also important to consider the length of recovery when choosing among the skin-resurfacing alternatives.  In general, the more aggressive the resurfacing procedure is, the more prolonged the recovery is likely to be.  "Light" resurfacing procedures, such as superficial chemical peels or superficial IPL resurfacing, offer shorter recovery times. However, these lighter procedures may need to be repeated multiple times to achieve results comparable to those achieved with more aggressive techniques.

General Dermatology

Treatment of additional skin afflictions such as Rosacea, Fine Wrinkles, Sun Damaged Skin, Acne Scars, Age Spots, Large Pores, Acne Prone Skin.

As the IPL goes over the dermis, vascular spaces with hemoglobin in them absorb the light energy thereby heating the surrounding tissue and stimulating the fibroblasts to produce type 1 collagen and dermal proteins.  The treatment rearranges and/or replaces the solar elastosis in the upper dermis, resulting in NEW collagen formation.

What used to be loose, irregular collagen in the dermis is now tighter, refreshed and rejuvenated.

The benefits of each IPL treatment over all other skin rejuvenation procedures include:  Low downtime, non-surgical, little pain and discomfort, immediate results after 1 - 2 treatments, affordable, enhances your own collagen growth, produces more dermal proteins and treats most types of skin.

Treatment Procedure:  Resurfacing and Wrinkle Reduction

Deliver 7 pulses (approximately 220 joules) to each area of 2.5 cm square.  Be very IPL Treatment Procedure:  Resurfacing and Wrinkle Reductionsystematic and thorough, but resist the temptation to over treat.  Applying more than 220 joules may burn the skin.  

Figure 1 shows normal sagging and wrinkling of the skin which can be expected as humans age.  Figure 2 shows excellent improvement on a 47 year old female after 6 treatments.

Always use an approved cooling and coupling gel with your IPL treatments.  This will substantially reduce patient discomfort and protect the dermis from excessive thermal retention or damage from heat.  It will also increase the ’translucency’ (rate of which the skin will allow IPL energy to pass through) factor which improves overall results. 

Call your patient back in for a follow up in 48 hours.  Additional treatments may be applied in 7-10 days depending on the level of dermal trauma the patient experience and their rate of healing.

Treatment Procedure:  Rosacea

Apply ‘IPL Spider Vein Treatment Gel’ (see back page of pamphlet for ordering IPL Treatment Procedure:  Rosaceainformation).  This formula contains activated phylloquinone, which supports healthy regeneration of new capillaries (reducing the recurrence of future Rosacea) by strengthening the capillary walls.

Deliver 5 pulses on high power (approximately 180 joules) to each area of 2.5 cm square.  Be very systematic and thorough but resist the temptation to over treat. 

Figure 1 shows severe late stage Rosacea of a 30 year old male.  Figure 2 shows the substantial improvement achieved with 20 treatments over 24 months.  Spider veins and enlarged capillaries require more treatments overall than most other laser procedures.

Treatment Procedure:  Scars

This condition can be caused by any trauma to the skin from acne, sun burn, cuts, scrapes and surgical procedures.  To reduce the appearance of the scar, it will be necessary to rebuild the collagen proteins in the skin with IPL radiation.  This IPL Treatment Procedure:  Scarsprocess is extensive (especially in cases where severe scarring exists).  It may take 5-10 treatments over 12 months to achieve desired results.

Apply ‘IPL Scar Reduction Treatment Gel’ (see back page of pamphlet for ordering information).   

Deliver 7 pulses (approximately 220 joules) to each area of 2.5 cm square.  Remember, applying more than 220 joules may burn the skin so this procedure must be done very carefully.   You must deliver the seven pulses in under one second for maximum thermal heat exchange in the tissue (simply hold the trigger switch down).

Figure 5 shows a 28 year old female with acne scarring which was left over from teenage puberty.  There are very deep pocks, which are the hardest to improve.  In figure 6, the appearance of the scars (including the pock) has improved 90%.

Treatment around the eyes must be done with adequate protection.  Exposure to IPL radiation (even through the eye lid) can permanently injure the eyes up to and including vision quality loss. 

Photos are for example purposes only and may not indicate results which will be achieved on every patient.  Medical IPL treatments for dermatology purposes are rated by improvement and not by cure.  Many skin conditions such as Rosacea may return and require future treatments to be controlled.  Advise your patient to expect improvement but caution them as to which degree of improvement they will be able to achieve.

IPL Tattoo Removal

To begin the process it will be necessary for you to scrub the skin over the tattoo with an abrasive applicator.  This is will remove the outer layers of the epidermis which will allow for greater penetration of the IPL radiation.

IPL Tattoo Removal

Using a depilatory wax or epilation paper, remove all hair from the tattoo area.  Hair growth will block some of the IPL radiation from entering the tattoo.  Follicles in the skin of the tattoo will also be permanently damaged by the radiation which may not be desirable to your patient.

Apply the pre treatment TCA enhanced cooling and coupling gel to the tattoo.  This is a very important step which should not be omitted.   Although the gel does contain the desensitizing compound lidocaine it will be quite common for the patient to feel some burning in the minutes and hours following the procedure.  If the patient requests extra relief, apply a cold pack as needed.

The Treatment Procedure

Carefully power up your IPL (see page 3).  Dial in full intensity ‘high’ pulse frequency setting 3.  Place the optics side down (in contact with the skin) on top of the tattoo.

IPL Tattoo Removal, treatment procedure

Deliver 7 pulses (approximately 220 joules) to each area of 2.5 cm square (depending on color).  Be very systematic and thorough, but resist the temptation to over treat.  Applying more than 220 joules per cm2 may burn the skin.  

Black ink can be successfully treated with 120 jcm2.  Blue and green normally requires 180 jcm2, and red requires up to 220.

The example tattoo at right would require 1530 pulses for a total of roughly 5,000 joules.

In picture number 4, you can see some of the redness, swelling and scabbing which may show up 1-3 days following treatment.  In picture number 5 and 6, you can see some fading of the tattoo, but also a mild form of hypo pigmentation (loss of the patient’s natural skin color).  This condition is temporary and will subside as the melanin regenerates with natural healing.

IPL Tattoo Removal before and after

In picture number 7, you can see that the tattoo has faded to a point where it is not recognizable.  This type of tattoo should require about 6 treatments over 7 months.  It is always a good idea to take pictures of your patient’s treatment areas to show them the steady improvement.  This will help them to stay committed and motivated as the process requires a substantial investment of time.

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IPL Eyewear

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Carbon Dye 50ml

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Carbon Dye 50ml Gel

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IPL Tattoo/Wrinkle Treatment 50ml Gel

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IPL Spider Vein Treatment 50ml Gel

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IPL Pre Treatment Lidocaine 3.4% 50ml Gel

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IPL Nail Fungus Treatment 50ml Gel

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IPL Wrinkle Reduction/Skin Toning Treatment 50ml Gel

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The IPL 350-LS produces IPL radiation which can be harmful to the eyes.  Always wear protective eyewear while operating this equipment.  Intense Pulsed Light has the capability to burn the skin if the technician does not closely observe the patient’s reaction to the procedure.  IPL treatments will result in destruction of hair follicles and is irreversible.  Always plan ahead before undertaking detail work such as eyebrow shaping or hairline contouring.  Patch test a small area (no larger than 1cm by 1cm square) before full application.  Allow 24 hours to determine the patient’s reaction before applying full treatment.

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