If you are embarrassed or inconvenienced by excess hair. Just imagine no more shaving; waxing or tweezing. Call us about our IPL Laser Hair Removal (Intense Pulse Light).
No more ingrown hairs, just smooth skin. Unwanted hair is a common problem for both women and men. Many of us wish that we could have less hair on certain areas of our bodies. We’ve got the solution for you. It is time to feel good about yourself.
What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a form of light therapy, used for various dermatological procedures including hair removal.
So what’s the difference between IPL and laser hair removal technology?
Unlike laser treatments, which have just one specific wavelength emitted from the diode depending on what you’re targeting, IPL has multiple wavelengths (all between 500 and 1,200 nanometres) that scatter within the skin.
As with all light-based treatments, IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin, which in the case of hair removal targets pigment. “It works in the same way black clothing absorbs heat on a hot day, versus white clothing which reflects it. “The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. It quickly turns to heat which then kills the growing cells that make the hair.
IPL Laser Hair Removal treatments are customized according to hair color, texture, and body location. Hair color from dark blonde to black can be treated. An Intense Pulsed Light therapy approach to eliminates unwanted hair uses a controlled flash of light that penetrates the area of skin being treated and is absorbed into the hair follicles. The heated generated in the process targets, damages and destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. Each pulse feels like a slight sting or pinch. When the procedure is complete, some of the hair is wiped away. The remaining hair falls out over a period of about two weeks.
Hair has to be living for it to work, however, “in that, we mean it has to be attached to the bulb of growing cells – when you pull out a hair and it has that little jelly bulb around it, it’s one of the 20 to 40 percent of living hair on you body. If you pull it out and it doesn’t, it’s a dead hair that can stay on your skin for up to three weeks. That’s why you need to have up to 12 treatments of hair removal laser to catch all hairs in their living cycle.”
Side effects of IPL Laser Hair Removal are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, soft scabbing, brown spots or redness can sometimes occur at the treatment site but resolves quickly or within a matter of days.
Remember too, if you have a tan, stay away from any kind of laser or IPL. “We don’t use lasers or IPL at all within four weeks of sun exposure, “as it can target pigment in the skin and cause scarring.” The same goes for self-tanning.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding hair removal is not advisable. “Some medication or supplements (certain antibiotics, anti-depressants including St John’s Wort) will also cause hypersensitive skin, so hair removal is not advised.
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