Without a doubt one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in beauty salons around the country, are IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Laser Hair Removal treatments.
IPL may be an option worth considering if you are unsatisfied with tweezing, shaving or waxing approaches to eradicate all those unwanted hairs this Summer.
IPL has been tested as an effective and safe procedure yet unfortunately, many sources have got these facts wrong, giving IPL a bad wrap with few benefits. This simply isn’t true, therefore this article will highlight the advantages of IPL Laser Hair Removal and how you can benefit from giving it a go.
Less pain than waxing
The amount of discomfort experienced with IPL hair removal fluctuates, depending on your personal pain threshold, skin type and how sensitive the area being treated is. IPL works by converting light energy to heat, resulting in the absorption into particular target cells with dark pigment in the hair follicles. Consequently, these dark pigments (hair follicles) are destroyed and fall out. IPL uses long pulse width, meaning the pulse occurs over a relatively longer period of time, and so resulting in greater comfortability and safety for you.
The feeling of an IPL treatment is rarely described as painful. More likely, clients might comment that the area being treated is warm or hot, or even that it feels as if a rubber band is flicking against the skin. Don’t forget, the area you are treating has an effect on how uncomfortable it is, the more sensitive the area obviously the more discomfort.
If you are worried about having sensitive skin, you can ask your beauty therapist to lower the wavelength level, or even apply numbing cream 45-60 minutes prior to your IPL treatment.
Fast and Lasting results
When compared to other common hair removal methods, IPL Laser Hair Removal has the longest lasting result period, by a long shot. After your first IPL treatment, beauty therapists recommend waiting approximately two weeks for the treated area to shed the hair, followed by a four-week period where new hair follicles will begin a re-growth phase. The time between treatments will vary depending on the individual, but on average, you can expect a six-week break between sessions. When these sessions have been completed, clients usually report that any further sessions were unnecessary for a few months. And, eventually, the treated area will no longer grow new hair!
Regarding IPL session length, this varies depending on how large the area being treated is. For example, an IPL full leg and underarm treatment should not take longer than 15-20 minutes.