Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal

By | January 5, 2014

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Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technological breakthrough for hair removal. Plastic surgeons make use of this advanced technology for patients who need to get rid of facial and body hair with the least discomfort. When compared to traditional hair removal procedures such as electrolysis and waxing, IPL is by far the most popular and effective treatment available.

Attain Silk Soft, Hair-free Skin

As the name itself suggests, a broad spectrum of intense pulsed light is emitted from a handheld device which penetrates the top skin layer and targets the follicles or root to prevent the growth of hair. The compact device has a special lens which keeps the skin constantly cool during the treatment to avoid any burns or injuries. Patients who undergo this non-invasive and gentle treatment feel no discomfort apart from a slight sting, similar to the snap of a rubber band.

Plastic surgeons who offer the treatment regulate the wavelength depending upon the type of hair, skin and region treated. People of any skin type can opt for this unique treatment with no downtime. Both large and small areas can be treated with procedural time ranging from fifteen minutes to an hour.

The pulsed light is also said to benefit you by stimulating the production of collagen which improves the skin’s elasticity and texture. Those interested in the IPL procedure should take note that it is a progressive treatment which requires multiple sessions for increased hair reduction results.

FDA Approved Hair Removal Modality

Intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal modality is FDA approved and sought by many. It is quite safe to use and doesn’t damage the surrounding tissues. With this long lasting hair removal treatment being offered by many plastic surgeons across the US, men and women can finally let go of the pain, hassle and mess of shaving, tweezing or waxing.

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