Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technology that produces a very powerful burst of broad-spectrum light. The duration is measured in fractions of a second. When applied to hair bearing areas of the skin, the energy of the light will, preferentially, be absorbed by the bulbs of the hair shafts and destroy them. This will prevent treated follicles from producing hair.
The most popular areas treated for unwanted hair include the:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
Typically, IPL is more effective on patients with dark hair and light skin. Four to six treatments are usually required for optimal effect, although this varies with individual factors. Hair reduction is the usual outcome for most patients. The treatment is administered by our master aesthetician with years of experience in medical aesthetics. My office has been using IPL to reduce unwanted hair for over eight years and our patients have been happy with their results.