Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL treatment for unwanted hair is a non-invansive approach to permanent reduction and long-term hair removal. Treatment is specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. Unlike many other treatment methods, IPL leaves your skin looking and feeling smoother and softer.
What is the treatment like?
Preliminary setup requires cleansing and shaving of the area to be treated. The IPL therapy produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, controlled pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. The heat discourages and ultimately destroys the potential for regrowth. Post-treatment procedures include cleansing of the treated area and application of sunblock. Large areas such as backs, shoulders, abdomens, and legs can be treated rapidly. Facial areas such as the lip, chin, and beard can be treated in minutes.
Is it painful?
This procedure is tolerated well by most patients, as the laser functions so quickly that only a mild sting is felt. Local anesthesia or pain medication is not required, but a topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.