IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL
HOW IT WORKS?
IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin,the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. It quickly turns to heat which then kills the growing cells that make the hair.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
Several treatments are required at the start of hair removal therapy because of the natural growth cycle of hair. This is because each hair follicle goes through growing and resting phases, and the hair follicle is most successfully treated by light early in the growing phase. The number of active follicles and the length of the growth phase varies, and the first treatment will only damage some of the follicles. After a few weeks, previously resting hair follicles break into growth, which then need to be treated.The procedure can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatments can be repeated at approximately monthly intervals. In this way, after 2 - 7 treatments, most of the hair follicles in any particular site can be successfully treated.
What to do after a IPL Hair Removal treatment?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your practitioner carefully following light treatment for hair removal to reduce the risk of complications.
Post-treatment advice may include:
-applying an antiseptic cream after treatment;
-not exposing yourself to the sun without applying a high factor sun block to the treated area;
-contacting your practitioner immediately if you notice any signs of blistering, infection, persistent pain or pigment changes in the treated area.