How many hours during the week do you waste on shaving your legs, armpits and other unwanted body hair? Don’t you want to spend that time enjoying more relaxing and/or productive activities instead? 

You can finally throw out those annoying razors that get in the way and rust so easily in the shower. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal could be the solution for you. 

What is IPL Hair Removal? 

Intense pulsed light hair removal is an innovative technology used by medical and cosmetic specialists to perform an array of different healing and aesthetic skin treatments.

A high powered hand held device produces intense broad spectrum pulses of visible light- usually between 400 and 1200nm. These light ranges can target specific cell structures in the skin, like melanin in hair. When certain structures are targeted – like hair follicles – the light rays emit heat that damages the unwanted cell structures. This can permanently destroy the follicle, so hair growth is significantly reduced and in some cases, permanently gone.

What are the Benefits of IPL?

No More Shaving!

The obvious reason for using intense pulsed light hair removal is that you don’t have to spend your precious time shaving your unwanted body hair multiple times a week! Once your IPL treatments are finished, the amount of hair is significantly reduced. This means you may only have to shave occasionally or possibly never have to shave again!  

Less Painful 

Forget cuts and irritation from razors, pain and discomfort from waxing, and the agony of plucking. Once the IPL treatment is done, you may never have to worry about any of those procedures again! 

Quick Sessions

Only a fraction of a second is needed for a pulse of light to hit hair follicles. Small areas like the upper lip can be done within minutes while large areas like the back or legs may take an hour. However, an hour a session is nothing compared to the time you spend every week trying to keep those areas clean of hair. 

Permanent Removal 

Intense pulsed light hair removal may be a good investment for you. Think about all the shaving products you will buy in your lifetime. From the razors to the shaving creams and lotions. Why not invest in IPL treatments that will last a lot longer than those costly shaving products. Not only are you saving money from not having to buy the products, but it’s also a lot more convenient for you to skip this weekly (or biweekly) task altogether!

How Many Treatments are Needed to See Results?

Depending on your hair type, color and location, you may need a range of IPL sessions to see the best results. Since each treatment only targets active hair follicles, the dormant ones may need to be “pulsed” later when they become active. 

Individuals with darker and thicker hair may need fewer sessions since it can absorb the light better than lighter, thinner hair. Three to five sessions are recommended to be most effective, with 3 to 6 weeks between each treatment.

Give IPL a Try

Next time you are spending time shaving or plucking unwanted hair, think about the option of intense pulsed light hair removal. It can be a huge time saver and a convenient way to keep your skin feeling smooth and light without having to do the work!

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