Permanent Hair Removal – IPL

BRIEF HISTORY AND USEFUL INFORMATION

Permanent hair removal originated in 1979, when Professor Marc Clement of the University of Wales had accidentally exposed arm to a laser beam and noticed that the hair in the exposed area was no longer growing.

This process consists in exposure to intense pulses of laser light which is absorbed by dark matter in the skin, producing different results. The IPL permanent hair removal technique is performed by using a broad spectrum used with special wavelengths selection filters.

 What is permanent photo hair removal?

Photo hair removal is a process by which hair is removed from the body with the help of a light beam called IPL (intense pulsed light lumen). The principle behind is to target specific structures of the skin that are heated to destruction. IPL targets hair in the active growth phase. Therefore, several IPL sessions are necessary.
IPL stands for intense pulse light. Unwanted hair is removed through intense pulsed light.

Who can benefit from the permanent photo hair removal?

Both women and men want to get rid of unwanted hair. This procedure is commonly done on the chin, ear lobe, shoulders, back, underarms, abdomen, pubic area, forearms, thighs, arms, legs etc.

How many sessions are necessary and how often?

Following the first IPL treatment, 60% of the hair will be removed. The treatment is repeated until the unwanted hair is removed 100%. The sessions are usually scheduled every 2 weeks. Although the cells in the hair root are completely destroyed, some hair might grow back as you undergo hormonal changes. Of course this varies from person to person. However, hormonal changes do not necessarily lead to hair growth and therefore the procedure should not be repeated.

Most people need a minimum of 6-8 sessions at every 3-4 weeks, but this depends on many factors. Hair growth occurs in 3 phases, including anagen, catagen, sitelogen, but can be destroyed only during anagen phase.Other factors that influence the number of sessions are mostly related to individual characteristics (genetic factors – hair color, thickness, growth area, etc.).

How painful is it?

A single pulse can inactivate hairs on a fairly large area. The procedure is not a painful experience due to the treatment device that cools down to -4 degrees making the process bearable.

 

OTHER USES OF PULSED LIGHT:

ACNE treatment – the main purpose is to destroy the colony of bacteria that causes the inflammation of the sebaceous gland.

VASCULAR PROBLEMS
The permanent and visible dilation of blood vessels means that these vessels appear close to the surface of the skin and look like tree branches. They are usually red or blue. The use of intense pulse light has outstanding results in treating these inestetism. The number of sessions varies depending on the type of skin and previous results.

COUPEROSE

Couperose is caused by various factors. It is a delicate issue and it is common especially in women. IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment is new and efficient and it helps to successfully minimize redness on your face. The number of sessions varies depending on the type of skin and previous results.

PHOTO-REJUVENATION and PIGMENTATION TREATMENT
The use of intense pulsed light can produce true miracles without any risk. Everything is natural: intense pulsed light is applied to the skin and helps it produce the substances it needs. Collagen formation is stimulated (skin regains elasticity), excess melanin is removed (pigmented age spots are minimized and capillaries are closed).

Prior consultation is required before the first IPL hair removal session: to discuss certain personal, medical & lifestyle questions to assess suitability of treatment, type of LASER or IPL & customise a programme for customer’s needs. If the treatment can be performed, the skin will be tested in order to check the skin resistance.

Are there any side effects?

There were no side effects for permanent hair removal. The skin might react to treatment by producing redness or small bumps which usually disappear within a few hours. If the treatment is intense or if your skin is very sensitive skin, the redness might go away just in a few days.

What is the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?
Honestly, I thought that laser hair removal and IPL are the same thing. But it looks like I was wrong. Although both technologies are effective in removing unwanted hair, IPL is a painless process, efficient and less expensive while laser hair removal is a more aggressive, painful process and fine hairs are not completely removed.

What are the benefits that IPL offers?
– Several areas can be treated during a session
– There are no side effects
– Less pain and discomfort compared to the classical hair removal methods
– Is effective for any areas of the body
– There is no risk of skin cancer
– The destroyed hairs will not grow back

Skin care before and after IPL treatment

It is recommended to not use wax 2 weeks prior to the treatment or any other exfoliation products that might harm the skin. Sun exposure should be limited.
After the treatment it is very important to use sun protection. Skin is high sensitive and must be protected from the harmful effects of the Sun. To help the skin recover more quickly we need to use a soothing cream and thermal water. Hot baths and high temperatures such as in a sauna are not recommended.