For a few years now, we are asked the same questions from a wide range of customers."How do I get the most out of my IPL handset? How do I know when it needs refurbishing?"
Things to Know About IPL Lamps
First of all, we will clear up a common misconception, the lamps we use, as many IPL Specialists, are Long Arc Xenon Flash Lamps. These bulbs have an efficiency rating of 50,000 pulses ±10%.
With a prolonged use of this style of lamp, wall ablation and jitter develops. Consider that this is the lamp breaking down, minute fractures in the lamp call and the anode and cathode deteriorating, this causes the lamp to fail during use.
In a standard InteliBrite IPL, when 50,000 pulses are performed, the Lamp be past effectiveness and treatments will not be as efficient. There is also the possibility of miss treating clients.
Things to Know About IPL Applicators
Secondly, there are some components which will wear and tear in the IPL treatment applicator other than just the IPL Lamp.
There is the IPL Reflector, IPL Flow Tube & IPL Holder Chassis.
Our IPL Applicators are liquid cooled. We use a formulated 'double distilled and de-ionised' liquid with an added unique formula which kills algae. We call this our specialised 'iCycle Liquid'.
Using distilled water in your IPL system causes the lamp and flow tube develop a build-up of impurities. This build-up will absorb specific wavelengths of light from the lamp and also it will reflect other wavelengths from passing through to the filters. This build-up hinders the full potential of the lamp. Our iCycle Coolant Liquid will prevent this and prolong the life of your lamp.
With these components being compromised, from prolonged use, and the lamp destroying its self with every application you need to get your IPL Applicator refurbished. With our IPL Applicators, we recommend that you don't exceed a 50,000 shot count.
Also, you need to consider that if you treat your clients, with an IPL Applicator which has done over 50,000 shots, you're more than likely to perform an ineffective treatment.
We advise that end user (the customers who will be receiving the treatments), to ask to know when the handset was reconditioned last and the current shot count. Customers are entitled to see if the treatment they are paying for is going to have the best chance of working.
The Service Team
As a standard, we strip the complete IPL Applicator to the bone. We use specialised cleaning and testing equipment to rebuild the applicator heads. After the rebuild, the entire wiring and cooling system are tested and repaired as needed.
When the service team has completed your IPL Applicator, it will be rigorously tested. You can rest assured that you will be receiving it back to the best possible standard.
The UK designed & manufactured, high-quality ipl & laser lamps
A lamp needs to highly accurate and engineered with quality parts, if not then you run the risk of damaging your equipment and more importantly a customer.
Be smart with your equipment and buy quality parts.
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Ergonomically designed where form follows function
Not only are applicator plastics supposed to look good but they are to serve the purpose of protecting the user from the hardware inside.
A well-designed handset will comfortable and easy to treat a single or multiple customers.
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Reflectors are one of the most critical applicator parts
A reflector is precisely as the states; it reflects the power up and out the opening in the sub-assembly. If the reflector is dirty, then the power transfer is impeded.
The material of a reflector determines the life of the applicator as a whole.