We get it, Intense Pulsed Light sounds intimidating but it is in fact one of the simplest and safest ways to permanently reduce any pesky unwanted hair, but don’t worry, we’ll go into further detail…
How does IPL work (and does it really work)?
Oh it works…
IPL is a type of light therapy. We use a handpiece to target certain areas of the skin at a specific wavelength. We know it sounds like a lot of technical details but what you really need to know is that it WORKS. To break it down simply, the light targets the melanin/pigment in the hair and causes it to heat up and destroys the growing cells that make the hair (It works in the same way black clothing absorbs heat on a hot day, versus white clothing which reflects it). Get ready to say, Sayonara!
What ELSE does IPL do?
In one word…everything.
Okay, maybe not everything but it does quite a bit. In addition to permanent hair reduction, it treats acne, epidermal pigmentation, freckles, vascular and conducts skin rejuvenation.
Great, but is it painful?
Before you book an appointment, ensure the IPL Machine at your salon features Adjustable Temperature Control. This will ensure they are able to adjust the temperature and keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment. So okay, at times it may be slightly uncomfortable but it’s a simple, safe and quick procedure that leaves you with results and minimal downtime! And if you go to a great salon (and you really should) they will do everything to make it as enjoyable as they can.
I’ve heard it doesn’t work on white or blonde hair…
Most (innovative) machines feature an option where you can use an advanced technique which can be effective on both white and blonde hair.
Interested in learning how YOUR salon or clinic can offer IPL? Give us a call today or fill out the enquiry form to the right today.