Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal
What is IPL hair removal?
In IPL hair removal, Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin and it destroys hair follice.
IPL can permanently reduce hair growth, most effectively in darker, coarser hair.
How IPL hair removal works?
In IPL hair removal, Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin, targeting melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root). The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located. As the light is absorbed, the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla. It is also claimed that heat conversion occurs directly in the darker capillaries that bring blood to the follicle.
What are the contraindications of IPL hair removal?
IPL hair removal contraindications –
- Active infection on treatment site.
- Very sensitive skin.
- Keloidal tendency.
What are the advantages of procedure?
- Very effective.
- It does not take much time to do the procedure.
- Dermatologist can do this procedure in OPD basis
What are the disadvantages of this procedure?
- To find desire results, you have to do many sittings.
How much time required to do the IPL hair removal procedure?
Normally 25 to 30 minutes required to do procedure, but depends upon area also where we want to do procedure.
How much gap require between two procedures?
On an average 4 to 6 weeks gap requires between two procedure.
How many sittings required?
Normally 5 to 7 sittings but depends upon size of area, hair thickness, colour of skin, colour of hair and many more factors.
Do I require touch up of IPL hair removal procedure?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Is it painful procedure?
Mild pain or pricking sensation during IPL hair removal procedure.
Is the result permanent?
Yes but in some cases like – women who has PCOD, result is not permanent.
Which are the areas we can treat with IPL hair removal procedure?
We can do this procedure mainly on face but any part of the body.
What care require before and after procedure?
We will apply an after laser cream and sunblock to your face or treatment area before you go home. You can apply makeup and going back to work if you wish.
Doctor will tell you what to do and what not to do. Follow doctor’s instructions to see best results.
How much will be recovery time?
Almost no down time or few hours.
Can we combine IPL hair removal procedure with other procedures?
Yes, like –
- Derma roller.
- Micro needling RF.
- Chemical Peel.
What are the side effects?
After the treatment, you may have a bit redness and some swelling similar to a mosquito bite.