Unwanted hair has become one of the biggest aesthetic concerns in America for women and men alike. Shaving, plucking, and waxing can be tiresome, annoying, and costly. IPL hair removal at Hudes Laser Aesthetica offers a permanent hair reduction solution to unwanted hair on all parts of the body.
What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is a technology that is used to carry out various aesthetic and cosmetic skin treatments, such as hair removal, pigmented lesion removal, and vascular lesion removal.
Due to the widespread popularity of permanent hair reduction, the term ‘laser hair removal’ quickly caught on and became a catchphrase. However, not all light-based methods used for permanent hair reduction are performed by lasers, some are achieved by IPL.
IPL and laser treatments are similar in that they both use light to heat and destroy hair follicles to inhibit new hair growth. The difference in these technologies is that lasers use a single, specific wavelength of light to target a specific skin and hair color whereas IPL uses an intense, broad-spectrum light that contains multiple wavelengths to target melanin in the hair follicle.
How IPL Hair Removal
During a treatment, our Astanza Liberty IPL emits bright flashes of light onto the area with unwanted hair. The light travels safely through the skin and targets the melanin in the hair follicles. The absorption of light converts to heat which destroys the growing cells that make the hair. It is important to know that IPL hair removal is only effective while the hair is in its active growing stage. Hair grows in different stages, which is why multiple treatments are needed in order to target the hair follicles during their growth phase.
Hudes Laser Aesthetica recommends 4 to 6 treatments to effectively treat all hair follicles in their growth stage. Our clinic is able to treat patients of all skin tones and hair types and on all parts of the body. Call us today to learn more about how IPL hair removal works!