IPL Hair Removal
What Is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy approach to eliminating unwanted hair provides the ultimate treatment solution. Unlike many other hair removal methods, photoepilation (hair removal using light) leaves your skin looking and feeling smooth and soft.
How Does IPL Hair Removal Work?
Without damaging the surrounding skin, controlled flashes of light penetrate the area of skin being treated and is absorbed into the hair follicles. The heat generated in the process targets, damages, and destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. Given the flexibility and uniqueness of IPL, large spot areas can be quickly created to treat the back, shoulders, abdomen, and legs.
IPL Hair Removal At Work:
What Are The Benefits Of IPL?
- FDA approved for permanent hair reduction.
- Customized program created along with estimated number of treatment sessions.
- Less pain and discomfort compared to other treatment methods.
- Large surface areas can be quickly treated.
- Minimized chance of scarring or pigmentation changes.
- Fast and convenient treatments.
Who Are Candidates For Treatment?
Men, women, and children may be treated with IPL. Treatment is customized according to hair colour, texture, and body location. Hair of any colour: black, brown, and red can be treated. To find out if you are a candidate, simply schedule your free consultation.
What Happens Immediately After A Treatment?
IPL works in a minimally invasive manner to thermally destroy the hair. This is what makes the treatment so fast and comfortable. Two or three days after the treatment, stubble may reappear. This is not new hair growth, but simply the body shedding the unwanted hair; including the bulb.
What is treatment like?
Fast and easy! The area to be treated is cleansed. Afterwards, using the IPL hand piece, gentle pulses of light are emitted that penetrate the skin and begin disabling the hair follicles. Each pulse feels akin to a slight sting or pinch.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, soft scabbing, or redness can sometimes occur at the treatment site but resolves quickly or within a matter of days. In certain cases, skin can become slightly lighter or darker. During your consultation, you’ll be informed as to whether or not you would be susceptible to these conditions. To greatly minimize the risk of complication, sun exposure needs to be limited for 4 weeks before and after treatment.
Factors that may affect treatment:
Certain factors may make your body more sensitive to light, which don’t exclude clients from treatment but must be disclosed during the consultation. Test patches prior to treatment ensure safe and effective results or any client situation.
How many treatments will I require?
Hair grows in three cycles called Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. IPL most effectively interacts with hair in the Anagen or active growth phase when the hair is highest in pigment, hence multiple treatments are required to accomplish permanent hair reduction. On average approximately 20% reduction will be noticed in the initial treatment and as much as 95% reduction can be realized in 4-6 treatments.