IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a form of cosmetic treatment in which pulses of laser light are directed at the target body parts. IPL technology is used for treating spider veins and for improving skin texture and pigmentation. However, it is most commonly and successfully used as a hair removal treatment.
In this procedure, laser rays are emitted across the target area through a handheld flashgun. Our body hair contains a pigment called melanin. Melanin is found in abundance at the root or bulb of the hair. The laser rays travel through the skin and reach the root of the hair. Here, the laser rays are absorbed readily. The energy of the laser rays destroys the follicle from where the hair emerges. As a result, the hair goes into the resting phase and results in soft hair-free skin.
IPL hair removal treatment has grown in popularity because it offers the following advantages:
By opting for IPL hair removal treatment, you will save considerable money which is otherwise spent on expensive wax treatments, depilatory creams, or razors. IPL has a considerable up-front cost but, unlike other hair removal treatments, it does not have a recurrent cost. Hence IPL saves money, time, and hassle.
Even though IPL is a super effective and safe hair removal treatment, certain risks and precautions have to be taken when opting for this form of treatment. It has the following potential disadvantages:
IPL hair removal treatment has certain limitations and is not suitable for removing hair from the following areas:
Another thing to remember is that the lighter the hair i.e. containing less quantity of melanin, the more resilient they are to IPL hair removal treatments.
To get the best results with IPL hair removal treatments, contact Missoula Wellness and Medispa. We offer state-of-the-art Palmer Icon IPL Hair removal services in Missoula, MT, and nearby areas. To book an appointment, call us at 406-549-6600.