Hair removal is one of the most popular beauty treatments in the world. IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to remove hair from various parts of your body. However, it’s important not to confuse IPL with laser hair removal; while both are effective methods for removing unwanted hair, they have fundamental differences. In this blog post we’ll discuss how IPL removes hair and what sets it apart from other options such as waxing and electrolysis?
How Does It Work?
IPL uses light to heat the melanin in your hair follicles, which causes them to break down faster than normal. This process is called selective photothermolysis. The idea behind this method is that when the hair bulb is heated sufficiently enough by intense pulses of light, it will be destroyed and won’t grow back as quickly or at all.
In this process light energy is used to remove damaged skin and hair follicles. It is a very simple process. The doctor uses an IPL device to target different wavelengths of light on the body part from where you want to get your hair removed. The light will heat up the cells in that area and break them down permanently.
What Sets IPL Apart?
IPL is a more targeted and less invasive hair removal treatment than laser. Unlike other methods of removing unwanted hair, it’s quick and effective without the pain or discomfort that comes with waxing or electrolysis. It can also be used to remove facial hair from places like your chin, upper lip, sideburns, neckline and ears. With an IPL treatment you’ll need fewer sessions for each area as well since there are no blades involved in the process; just pulses of light. Depending on how sensitive your skin is to heat treatments (too much could lead to burns.), many find this method preferable because it only takes about 15 minutes total per session instead of 30-60 minutes for laser treatments. It can however take more time if you want to get the hair removed from a relatively large area.
IPL is also less expensive than laser hair removal, which can lead to savings in time as well. With IPL you’ll want between six and eight sessions per area for best results; while with laser it takes about four treatments per square inch of skin.
If you’re looking for a fast and effective way to remove unwanted hair from various parts of your body without the pain or discomfort that comes with waxing or electrolysis, then an IPL treatment might be right for you. Ciao Bella Aesthetics is an amazing choice to get your hair removed. We have all the necessary state of the art equipment that will make your hair removal experience worth every penny. So contact us today for free consultation or to make an appointment.