Having body hair is normal, but if you prefer to get rid of the unwanted fuzz, you can choose from many removal methods. Some of them can eliminate your hair for weeks, months, or even longer. If you want to permanently reduce the number of your regrowing hairs, IPL hair removal may be your best option.
What is IPL Laser Hair Removal?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive long-term hair reduction treatment. It uses an IPL handpiece that emits highly controlled pulses of light that are selectively absorbed by the hair follicles below the surface of the skin and targeting the dark pigment around the hair follicles.
As light pulses damage hair follicles, they cause the hair to fall out and impair its ability to regrow without damaging the surrounding tissue. Treatment is generally performed in a series of 4 to 12 sessions to ensure long-term results.
Is This Hair Removal Method Right for Me?
IPL laser hair removal works best for reducing dark, coarse hair on fair skin and is safe for most skin types. Hair bulbs with dark pigments, such as black, brown, red, and even blond hair can be effectively reduced. If you have a darker skin tone, performing a small patch test may be required to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this laser treatment.
What Should I Expect When Getting This Treatment?
You will be asked to trim or shave your unwanted hair before your session. A topical numbing cream or a cool, soothing gel may be applied to the area at least an hour before the treatment to ensure your comfort. You may also be given a pair of dark goggles or glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light.
The IPL handpiece is then rested on your skin, and this will emit pulses of light that damage your hair follicles. You may feel a slight stinging or hot sensation with each light pulse. Expect the dead hairs to detach from their hair follicles and fall out over the next 2-3 weeks.
What Happens After the Treatment?
The treated area varies from patient to patient depending on the skin type and the extent of the procedure, but it’s normal to experience some slight swelling or reddening. This side effect indicates that your follicles have responded positively to the treatment, and it typically goes away after several hours. Some blistering or changes in your skin colour may also occur, but it returns to normal within a few weeks.
How Do I Treat My Skin After Hair Removal?
You can resume all your regular activities immediately after every treatment, but to minimize the risk of complications, limit your sun exposure. Consider using some prescribed aftercare treatment products from your skin and body clinic. After 4 to 8 weeks, rebook for your next session.
Shaving, tweezing, or waxing may be effective in removing unwanted hair, but only for a short time. If you opt for a more convenient and long-lasting solution, get an IPL laser hair removal treatment. It’s proven to permanently reduce your hair, so you can enjoy having smoother, hair-free skin.
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