Removing unwanted hair from the face, limbs, underarms, and private areas is quite a hassle. Most of us have tried everything from waxing, shaving, threading, and using hair removal creams. All these hair removing methods have their own drawbacks and neither can be sustained for a long time.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the most advanced forms of hair removal treatment. It uses laser light to remove unwanted body hair. IPL offers a long-term, pain-free hair removal solution. Let us take a more detailed look at its working, benefits, and risks.
IPL uses intense pulses of light to target specific areas of the body which require the treatment. The intense laser light heats specific structures such as hair follicles and hyperpigmentation spots. The heat damages the unwanted structures and they are absorbed by the body. Regulated application of laser destroys the structure gradually and over time, they disappear.
The working of is IPL is somewhat similar to the conventional laser. However, it is a more advanced technique that delivers better results with minimal skin damage. Unlike laser, it does not emit a single wavelength of light, rather it can release varying wavelengths of lights depending upon the requirement.
The hair follicles absorb high-intensity laser light. This causes permanent damage to the follicle and overtime it burns out. When the follicle is destroyed, hair growth stops. Hence, over time hair growth weakens and eventually stops.
A trained esthetician performs IPL procedures at a medical clinic or a spa. The following steps are involved in IPL hair removal treatment:
IPL is a pain-free treatment. People with sensitive skin might feel a stinging and slight burning sensation, but these sensations are usually bearable and under the normal threshold of pain. The treatment usually takes 20 to 30 minutes and you can move around freely after the procedure. However, take the following precautions, post the IPL procedure:
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