Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment for hair removal
Removing unwanted hair is something many of us battle with every day. From unsightly dark patches, to ingrown hairs, to the battle of regrowth – the struggle continues. However, with IPL for hair removal, it’s possible to reduce unwanted hair and achieve long term hair-free skin.
What is IPL hair removal?
Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment for hair removal, much like IPL photorejuventation for skin, is non-invasive and non-surgical. It uses the same broad-spectrum light machine, however, different settings are used and a special filters are used to limit the wave-lengths of the light so it is targeted for hair removal.
Light pulses are transmitted over the surface of the skin to penetrate to the root of the hair. This pulsed light targets the pigment in the hair, converting it to heat, and damaging the follicle to reduce re-growth indefinitely. The light specifically targets the hair follicle and therefore there is minimal damage the surrounding tissues or skin. Following treatment, the damaged hair follicles will fall out and fail to regrow.