Intense Pulsed Light vs. Pulsed Dye Laser

Skin Maintenance: Intense Pulsed Light vs. Pulsed Dye Laser



As our skin ages, we begin experiencing brown or reddish age spots, and also stretch marks – particularly in women as result of pregnancy. In addition, sometimes port-wine stains (birthmarks) are in undesirable locations, and patients wish to remove them. ZendyHealth provides our customers with affordable and accessible skin maintenance techniques in their area to keep skin glowing and refreshed.

There are currently two widely used techniques for skin maintenance and skin rejuvenation procedures: intense pulsed light (IPL) and pulsed dye laser (PDL). Both have proven effective at revitalizing, healing, and improving the appearance of skin all over the body. Studies reveal that these two skin maintenance techniques successfully treat port-wine stains, stretch marks, and rejuvenation of facial skin.

Both techniques are performed by highly trained skin specialists with advanced treatment equipment. ZendyHealth informs patients about both PDL and IPL.

Pulsed Dye Laser

A pulsed dye laser treatment for skin rejuvenation uses a laser formed by an organic dye mixed with a solvent. Laser wavelength is selected based on each individual patient, and the laser light is absorbed by the target tissue area. Surrounding tissue areas are not affected by the laser due to the targeted laser.

When the pulsed dye laser hits the skin, it is eventually reabsorbed by the skin. This reabsorbed light will kill off the affected skin cells and produce desired results. A study reported in reports that PDL is effective in treating stretch marks. Another study from found that PDL also treats and fades port-wine stains.

If you wish to remove undesirable port-wine stains or your skin has stretch marks, pulsed dye laser is an effective treatment option to pursue.  An additional option is radiofrequency skin tightening (RF) for the treatment of stretch marks – if you are interested in either PDL or RF skin tightening, please contact us so that we can connect you to a certified provider in your local area.


Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light, or commonly known as ‘Photofacial,’ is a non-invasive treatment that uses high intensity light pulses to improve skin properties. IPL uses light from the visible spectrum to fix common skin problems, such as:

  • • Brown, reddish skin / age spots
  • • Birthmarks or vascular lesions
  • • Broken facial veins (capillaries, especially near or on the nose)
  • • Bruising after surgery

IPL works along the same principal as PDL: light is absorbed at the targeted area within the skin tissues, and kills off dead or damaged skin cells. IPL targets the lower layers of skin, leaving the top layers of skin untouched and unharmed. The result is a glowing, refreshed skin tone and appearance.

The study also reported that intense pulsed light is highly effective at treating stretch marks, and reported that IPL had a fairly high efficacy rate in fading port-wine stains and skin spots. If you wish to revitalize and transform your skin, intense pulsed light is a reliable option for you. In addition, a team of Stanford researchers have suggested that IPL can ‘turn back the clock’ of your skin cells by DNA changes that occur as a result of IPL treatments.

ZendyHealth Find Deals near You

ZendyHealth possesses a network of Board Certified Providers who offer Intense Pulsed Light/Photofacial treatments near you, and at a price you can afford. Submit an offer through our website, and our technology will match you with an Intense Pulsed Light treatment(s) to a Board Certified skin maintenance specialist.

Typical treatment areas include: face, neck, forearms, and hand areas. Optimal results are achieved with multiple sessions (approximately 4-5 sessions depending on patient and location). Median retail price per session from our Board Certified specialists include:

  • • Spot – $100
  • • Hands – $350
  • • Neck – $300
  • • Full face – $500
  • • Back – $550
  • • Chest – $400
  • • Forearms – $500


Be sure to check out our website for more information on Intense Pulsed Light/Photofacial, and how ZendyHealth will help you love the skin you’re in.


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