Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) destroys hundreds of follicles in – literally – a flash! IPL is fast and is the perfect treatment for larger areas of unwanted hair growth.
How does it work?
IPL makes use of a flash that reacts to pigment. It destroys hundreds of follicles in one flash permanently. To most clients the flash feels the same as having a small elastic band shot at your arm – a short, shallow pain sensation. As your skin will not be damaged by the treatment you will only have redness or swelling in the treated area for a very short time.
This depends on the extent of the unwanted hair growth. Also, as every hair has a rest and grow phase and the flash only reacts to active hairs in the grow phase, you will need to come back several times. Before your first IPL treatment appointment we will advice your treatment plan for your personal situation, so that you know what to expect.
Do I need to prepare for the treatment?
Yes. Make sure the hairs are at least 3 mm long at the time of treatment. In between treatments you may trim or shave your hair, or use a depilatory cream, but stay away from epilation or waxing, also right after a treatment.