IPL Hair Removal
IPL hair removal is the latest technology in hair removal
and works in a similar way to laser hair removal. The main difference is that Intense pulsed light hair removal uses a high intensity light to remove the hair as opposed to a laser. The high intensity light causes thermal (heat) damage to the hair follicle which is where the hair grows from.
IPL hair removal can be used to treat any parts of the face and body and can be used on both men and women. Intense pulsed light hair removal does not permanently remove all the hair, rather it is said to permanently reduce the amount of hair in a given area. So following treatment you can expect to have reduced hair in a given area rather than no hair.
What's involved in The IPL Hair Removal Procedure?
Sometimes a topical anaesthetic is applied but this is often not necessary. This depends on the area being treated and will be used if more sensitive parts of the body are being treated.
A cold gel is applied to minimise the discomfort during the treatment.
You will be made to wear protective goggles during the treatment.
The IPL instrument is then applied to the area being treated and high intensity pulses of light are delivered.
A typical intense pulsed light treatment takes around 25 minutes but this does depend on the size of the area being treated.
You may have some irritation after the treatment but most people can return to work / normal activities immediately afterwards.
The procedure does not work as well on everyone and you can read more about this at the following link: IPL hair removal results
. As well as this you should also familiarise yourself with the potential IPL hair removal side effects
that could occur, although these are rare.
Alternatives to IPL Hair Removal: