IPL vs PDL
Well, i really not sure if it's the same as in my case. I first tried intense pulsed light (IPL) -which is more used in hair removal cases, in this case was a Photoderm VL from Lumenis. I got a my big PWS on face, neck, chest, ear, and bottom lip. My doctor suggested me to try first his IPL, the reason? well the costs, IPL sessions are less expensive than PDL. In the neck i got a great response -almost 80%-, in the face i got problems, the IPL is non coherent light, so it can 'burn' the tissue and it left me a big scar on the chin and other next to the ear. Maybe that's the case. In fact IPL can use higher fluences as the PDL, but does not has the DCD -i love the DCD- which helps on cooling and reducing the pain of the procedure.
Actually i'm on the PDL, i have passed the first try, with a 7mm spot, and about 7 j/cm2. It worked very well on the chest, but no response on face or neck. This coming Thursday I suggested my doctor to try higher fluences, we'll see what happens.
Dj Doc says Relaxxx