Intense Pulsed Light for Permanent Hair Reduction
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment can permanently reduce unwanted hair.
IPL technology delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is different from the narrow band light of other lasers. It is a particularly effective treatment to reduce unwanted hair. The intense light is delivered to the hair follicle, destroying the root, resulting in permanent hair reduction over the treated area. The areas most commonly treated are the face, back, legs, fingers, feet, and toes. IPL works best on dark hair.
- Each IPL treatment is gentle with minimal downtime (recovery).
- Treatments take approximately 45 minutes (depending on the area to be treated).
- There is mild discomfort with IPL. If needed, an anesthetic cream may be applied to the skin 20 minutes prior to treatment to numb the area.
- A series of 4 to 6 sessions is usually required to achieve the desired result. Treatment sessions may be scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks.