IPL Laser Hair Removal
IPL hair removal is a medical procedure that uses laser light – an intense, pulsating beam of light – to remove unwanted hair. IPL hair removal works by passing a light beam through the skin targeting the dark pigment called melanin, in hair. When the light beam hits the hair follicle (where hair growth originates), the intense heat destroys the hair follicle instantly. IPL hair removal is an ongoing process that requires multiple sessions because it only affects actively growing hair, and not all hair follicles are active at the same time.
IPL Hair Removal is a non-invasive, minimal discomfort, no downtime technique that reduces undesirable hair from the face and body. Compared to electrolysis IPL Laser treatment effectively treats larger areas more quickly by disabling more than one hair at a time. Patients with darker skin may not respond well due to inadequate discrepancy between skin and hair colors. Blonde or gray/white hair does not respond due to lack of ample pigment in the hair. Occasionally patients may experience slight redness of the skin or mild swelling around the hairs and sunscreen is recommended for any area treated that may be exposed to sun.
NouveauDerm Medspa’s licensed estheticians will provide a more in-depth explanation regarding your individual treatment regimen during your free consultation.