IPL Hair Reduction
Have you ever wished for some technique that can help you get rid of all the unwanted hair from all over your body permanently? Well, there is a treatment that can actually do this and it’s IPL Hair Reduction.
What is IPL Hair Reduction?
Intense Pulsed Light, commonly known as IPL is a light therapy technique that removes unwanted hair. IPL is similar to the laser treatment, however instead of focusing on one wavelength, IPL uses many different wavelengths like a photo flash.
How IPL Hair Reduction works?
The technique without harming the top layer of skin (epidermis) uses scattered light that penetrates down till the second layer of skin (the dermis). The light energy that is absorbed by the pigment cells in the skin is converted into heat. This heat energy destroys the hair follicles hence preventing hair growth. IPL can help you get rid of unwanted hair, age spots, sun damage, freckles and any hyperpigmentation.
Am I right candidate for IPL Hair Reduction?
Recently suntanned skin, skin with folliculitis, acne and other conditions are not recommended to opt for IPL. Other conditions like pregnant and nursing females should avoid the procedure as well. People with high risk of allergic reactions and breakouts should also consult the dermatologist before getting the treatment.
Is IPL Hair Reduction safe?
The IPL Hair Reduction technique uses different wavelengths to inhibit hair growth which is completely safe. At ASHI, IPL is done by a trained skin therapist. IPL is very safe especially for Asian skin tones.
What are the side effects and risks of IPL?
- Temporary redness, tenderness and swelling
- Mild to moderate irritation
- Scabbing (rare)
What are the benefits of IPL Hair Reduction?
Apart from reducing the hair growth and removal of hair, IPL Hair reduction can also help many other conditions such as:
- Age spots
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Acne scars
Is IPL Hair Reduction painful?
IPL uses different wavelengths to penetrate into the skin which cause the generation of heat. This heat can be uncomfortable for you. ASHI uses cold gel to prep the skin and reduce the sting from IPL procedure. Post IPL. A special after care cream is applied to make the patient feel even more comfortable.