Considering IPL hair removal? If so, there are a few things to know about this highly effective treatment.
The very best candidates are those with dark, coarse hair and light skin.
Why? Dark, coarse hair has a lot of pigment and can absorb a great deal of heat. If the surrounding skin is lighter than the hair color, the light energy concentrates on the dark hair, destroying the hair shaft.
For blonde, red, and gray hair types, we’ll need to pluck a hair to see if there is enough melanin near the root to get good results. Then, we’ll do a patch test.
Typically, though, electrolysis tends to be a better match for these hair types, providing the area to cover is small.
IPL affects hair in its active phase. That’s why multiple treatments are needed to disable each batch of hair as it enters the anagen, or active, phase.
With satisfying results like these, you’ll be glad to know that 6-12 sessions generally give you the results you want.
So, how much time and money do you want to spend fighting your hair’s active growth phase?
If the answer makes you groan, consider the alternative: 6-12 sessions for permanent hair reduction.
A lifetime or 6-12 sessions…when you’re ready, we’re here!
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