IPL Venus Technik 1Light energy as a cosmetic tool

Whether we harm the skin (sunburn) or heal it (infrared heat lamp) is essentially a question of the intensity and wavelength of this energy. The light energy of the latest generation of devices is comparatively low (maximum 7 joules/cm² instead of up to 60 joules for the normal IPL), but they emit up to 10 pulses per second (Quad-SHR) while the handpiece is moved over the skin. Built-in filters make sure that only those wavelengths can pass that are needed for gentle treatment. All of the other wavelengths that could be harmful are filtered out. The surface of the skin is protected by gel and the water-cooled device head during the treatment.

IPL Venus Technik 2What is IPL?

IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light". Light is the energy of certain electromagnetic wavelengths that can be perceived by the human eye. This energy has a direct effect on the human body, primarily on the skin, which is directly affected by the influence of light. The light we are able to sense begins in the infrared range. We perceive these wavelengths as warmth. At the other end of the scale of visible light is the ultraviolet range. We also know the effects of ultraviolet (UV) light all too well: sunburn. The filters firmly installed in our devices only allow the passage of harmless wavelengths that permit an effective but painless treatment.

IPL Venus Technik 3SHR with "Square-Motion Technology"
All of our IPL devices are equipped with so-called "Square-Motion Technology". This term is made up from the new development of a square-shaped pulse for the AFT light pulse and the movement of the handpiece (motion operation) during treatment. This energy pulse with a limited amplitude explicitly prevents the risk of burns, a development that is also the reason why this treatment causes no pain. The diagram shows the performance curve of conventional IPL devices and the AFT curve of our generation of devices. The "truncated" energy peak now permits an absolutely safe and painless treatment. The amounts of energy compared in the diagram are the same, but their distribution has now been optimised.