The IPL by Ellipse is not a true laser, but uses a broad range of wavelengths to treat tan and brown spots caused by too much sun as well as red vascular lesions caused by sun and rosacea. Uneven pigment is reduced to produce a more vibrant, even skin tone. It works best when the skin does not have recent sun exposure. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and is associated with little down time in most cases. Great for the hands and chest, too!