IPL Hair Removal
Excessive hair can be embarrassing, but it could be due to other underlying medical conditions that may require medical attentions. Women who suffer from excessive hair growth (or hirsutism) can feel extremely self-conscious. This condition is not uncommon and affects up to 15% of women.
What is IPL?
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive treatment using high-powered hand-held flashlamps that produce broad-spectrum pulse of light. Using the right filter, it can be used to treat various skin issues, such as skin pigmentation, acne, dull complexion, aging skin, rosacea, vascular lesions and reduce unwanted hair.
How does it work?
After applying a layer of cooling gel on the treated area, a hand-piece with an appropriate filter is used to deliver certain range of light wavelengths to the area of concern. When the IPL light is showered onto the surface of the skin, and the patient may feel a rubber band snapping and warm sensation during the procedure. It will take about 10-20 minutes depending on the area.
For IPL Hair Removal, the treatment works by targeting coarse, dark hair by causing damage to the hair follicles or the root of the hair and thereby reducing its ability to regenerate. This leads to a reduced hair growth and finer hair that is hard to see. Repeated treatments are necessary as only active hair follicles can be affected by the treatment, and inactive hair follicles can be treated as they become active.
Is there any downtime?
There may be slight redness after the treatment, which is temporary.