25 April 2005 Spectrum-controlled IPL
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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) sources produce broad wavelength spectra and relatively long pulses. The spectral distribution and intensity profile of a pulse depend on, and thus can be controlled by, an electric current via a flash lamp. This adds new dimensions to IPL technology, providing considerable improvement in both safety and efficacy of IPL treatments by designing target-specific pulse shapes. Theoretical considerations and computer simulations have shown that the current-controlled pulses may be 20-30% more safe/effective than previously-used IPL pulses. Clinical results confirm the conclusions of these simulations.
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Boris Vaynberg, Boris Vaynberg, Shimon Panfil, Shimon Panfil, Vitaly Epshtein, Vitaly Epshtein, "Spectrum-controlled IPL", Proc. SPIE 5686, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics, (25 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590959; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.590959

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