IPL refers to intense pulsed light. Skin care professionals use it in various skin care treatments to direct one wavelength on skin, one pulse at a time – like a photoflash. While it’s somewhat like laser therapy, the light is less concentrated and spreads out, which means it harmlessly permeates skin’s top layer (epidermis) to reach the second later (dermis), and, thus, causes less damage.
Skin professionals use IPL to treat:
They also use it to remove unwanted hair.
IPL Hair Removal
IPL hair removal works on permanently stopping hair growth. It can remove hair from the face, neck, chest, back, underarm, legs, or bikini area.
During treatment, the pulsed lights safely permeate skin and strike the hair shaft where melanin is most highly concentrated. As melanin absorbs the light, heat results. This process heats the hair’s shaft’s and bulb. That process then destroys the papilla, which causes to grow. That particular hair is now destroyed and will not grow again. Skin is now smooth and hair-free.
How Many IPL Treatments Are Necessary?
An average of 4-8 treatments, with a 4-10 week gap between sessions, provides optimal results.
Hair exists in cycles and then grows in a particular phase, during which melanin intensity and vicinity are ideal. IPL hair removal, thus, works optimally during the growth phase. Undergoing the recommended amount of treatments with the suggested interval gaps ensures IPL laser hair removal occurred during the growth phase.
Because the pulsed lights target melanin, the pigment that that gives hair color, IPL generally works better on darker hair – especially hair that is darker than skin.
How to Prepare for IPL Hair Removal
Simply clean and shave your skin 18-24 hours prior to your appointment. This minimizes discomfort. Those undergoing IPL hair removal may feel a hot sensation or what feels like a rubber band flicker against the skin.
Please know that IPL hair removal is not advised for those with:
- Tanned skin (natural or chemical)
- Skin Cancer
- Hypo pigmentation
- Inflammatory skin ailments
- Those who are pregnant
- Prior IPL Hair Reduction
- Those who’ve used Roaccutane within the last 6 months
- Those who are waxing, plucking, or threading, or have done so within 4-6 weeks of treatment
Evolve Cosmetic Skin Clinic
Evolve Cosmetic Skin Clinic (“Evolve”), a skin treatment clinic near Joondalup, offers IPL hair removal and other IPL Treatments that fix a range of skin conditions, including acne, freckles, and broken capillaries. Evolve is your best solution for the reduction of pigmentation in Perth
These are just a few services Evolve, a beauty salon near Joondalup, offers. Therapies and treatments include chemical peels, facial therapies, LED light therapies, and dermaplaning.