IPL (Intense Pulse Light) in Hair Removal

Is using IPL (Intense Pulse Light) hair removal method permanent?

NO! It is a permanent hair reduction method.

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) hair removal technologies have evolved since their introduction into the medical community 20 years ago.

Their main uses are for cosmetic treatments such as:

​* vascular/congenital malformations
* unwanted hair and pigmented lesions

Newer technologies often give results equal to those of laser treatments.

Related: Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) sources used for cosmetic purposes

Differences between IPL and Laser treatments?

It is often mistaken that IPL and lasers are the same. IPL is an Intense Pulse Light that treats using a full &/or broad spectrum of light with different scattered wave lengths. Treatment times are quick and cheaper although may find yourself needing more sessions. Laser uses one specific wave length of light. ​

IPL works better on thick, dark hair than and fair skin are the best combinations in achieving your results rather than on fine, light hairThis may include you needing to have several treatments to achieve your desired result.

… the color of the hair follicle is the target.

Both IPL light and laser impulses reach the root of the hair via the melanin. This stimulation has a ‘damaging’ effect on the root and after a few treatment sessions, will discourage the root in producing new hairs.

IPL can adjust to exactly match different skin and hair types within a treatment type. An example being a variation of IPL called VPL (Variable Pulsed Light). VPL enables the user to adjust settings, to increase control of intensity and length of waves of light that VPL devices have.​

Developers recognise that different skin tones have different requirements. An perfect example is that thick, coarse bikini line hair will need different treatment to thinner arm hair.

IPL is gentler than LASER treatments and has a lesser instance of irritation to the skin.

Remington iLIGHT Pro Hair Removal System (brown); Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X for Women and Men (pink)​; OR Philips Lumea Advanced SC1999/00 IPL Hair Removal Device

Up to 94% fewer hairs after just 3 treatments Permanent hair reduction in the convenience of your home Similar technology used by dermatologists FDA-cleared for use on female and male body hair Fast, gentle and easy-to-use
IPL Hair Removal – Remington iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz Hair Removal System

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