What Is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL hair removal Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an increasingly popular technology for removing unwanted hair. It provides long-lasting results, with different devices based on the treatment area. This post discusses the IPL process, its benefits, and expected results.

How IPL Hair Removal Works

An IPL device emits pulses of light that are absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. The heat from this light damages the follicle, greatly reducing its ability to grow hair by up to 90 percent. The ability to use IPL on multiple follicles at once is one of its key advantages over traditional laser treatment, which only works on individual hairs. IPL works more quickly, which is particularly noticeable in large treatment areas. Clinical trials have also shown that IPL is highly effective, with 85 percent of patients experiencing a significant reduction in hair production.

The IPL Procedure

Hair growth occurs in three major phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. IPL only affects hairs in the anagen phase, during which they’re actively growing. As a result, at least three sessions are typically needed for the same treatment area to ensure all hairs are exposed to IPL during anagen. The time period between each session is crucial for maximizing the benefits of IPL and maintaining skin health, as experienced by 90 percent of patients who follow the post-treatment instructions.

IPL Expectations

Some patients may experience mild discomfort and redness of the skin after an IPL session, but these signs should subside within a few hours. IPL doesn’t permanently remove all the hairs in the treatment area, but it does significantly reduce their number and thickness over time. It’s essential to consult with a qualified professional before undergoing IPL to ensure you’re a good candidate for the treatment. Hair and skin color are the main factors to consider, but an esthetician should also consider your medical history and current medications before recommending IPL.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Dr. Gary Butka and his skilled team of estheticians at Creative Image Laser Solutions are highly experienced with laser treatments for hair removal. They can provide all the information you need to determine if IPL is right for you. Call us at 325-641-1927 to schedule a consultation.

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