Manufactured by Energist, the Ultra VPLT machine uses advanced phototherapy technology to provide the most effective yet gentle skin care services including hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Variable pulsed light (VPL) treatment uses short pulses and varying lengths of light energy that can be completely customized to accommodate each patient’s individual skin type and treatment goals.
While other light energy systems can deliver only one beam of light at a set wavelength, Ultra VPL uses over 400 wavelengths at varying pulse lengths to deliver precise, customized laser energy to effectively improve the appearance of the skin. This customization allows doctors to use the Ultra VPL system to perform several different treatments.
This treatment can be performed on nearly any skin type, including darker skin, and is safe to use on the face and nearly anywhere else on the body. While patients with darker skin often face a risk of hyperpigmentation with light-based treatments, this risk is greatly reduced with VPL treatment. There are no serious side effects associated with this procedure, but patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consider postponing treatment to prevent any potential harm to their baby.
During the actual treatment, the light energy is transmitted from an applicator that is moved across the skin of the targeted area. Patients may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping the skin, but most are able to tolerate this feeling with no major problems. There is no recovery time needed after VPL treatment, although some patients may need cooling pads to help cool the treated area. Redness may be experienced as well and is considered normal.