For women and men who are tired of shaving, waxing and plucking unwanted hair, intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal may be an excellent option. IPL hair removal tends to be less painful than laser hair removal and offers excellent, and even permanent, results. This non-invasive procedure uses hundreds of wavelengths of light to damage hair follicles so that unwanted hair falls out. The procedure can be used on nearly any area of the body where unwanted hair is present, including the face, back, legs, bikini line and underarms.
IPL hair removal is performed as an outpatient procedure at Passer Medical Spa. The patient will be given a topical anesthetic to enhance comfort during the procedure, as well as a special pair of goggles to protect eyes from the intense light. The aesthetician will then pass a handheld device over the surface of the skin, allowing the IPL beam to penetrate the skin’s surface and heat the hair follicle where hair growth originates. A cooling device is also used to keep skin at a comfortable temperature throughout the procedure.
After IPL hair removal, skin may feel sensitive, like it has mild sunburn. Ice may be applied to the area for the first few hours to alleviate any redness or mild swelling that appears. It is important to avoid sun exposure for the first few days after hair removal treatment, to protect the skin from further damage. Hair will shed in the first few weeks following treatment.
Because hair grows in cycles, a single IPL hair removal session will only work on the hair follicles that are active at that time. Multiple sessions are required before desired results are fully achieved. Most patients enjoy long-term results with IPL hair removal, and some even discover their hair is gone permanently.
Contact us today to discuss how IPL hair removal from Passer Restorative Therapies can help you achieve the smooth, hair-free and worry-free skin you’re looking for.
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