IPL lasers are more often recommended for skin treatments than for hair removal procedures. This is because greater precision is required to focus light energy on individual hair follicles as opposed to problem skin areas. This isn't to say that IPL lasers can't successfully remove hair on the face and body. It just means that before undergoing IPL hair removal treatments, you should take extra care to confirm:
If you want to find out if IPL hair removal will be an appropriate solution to your unwanted hair problems, you should meet first with a professional provider in your area. They will better inform you of the costs, risks and benefits of IPL hair removal, and help you choose the best treatment option for you!
Then consider IPL Hair Removal at Urban Spa – ‘The Scientific Solution To Unwanted Hair’.The team of dedicated professionals at Urban Spa are proud to offer the world renowned Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal system to Bishop’s Stortford. The cost effective alternative to laser hair removal is a permanent hair reduction treatment – a painless non-invasive method, providing a safe, convenient and effective permanent solution for the removal of unwanted, stubborn hairs.
Laser/IPL hair removal can be uncomfortable and many people describe a stinging sensation or a feeling of elastic bands being flicked at the skin. Those with darker skin tones may notice the discomfort more than others. Many clinics will offer some kind of cooling which is applied to the skin to relieve any discomfort and protect the skin if required for darker pigmentations, either in the form of a chilled tip on the device or an air cooling system which is targeted at the area being treated.A new laser system called the was launched in 2008 in the UK and claims to be the most comfortable system on the market due to a unique “in Motion” delivery system that delivers the light energy using continuous wave technology.Problems after Laser or Intense Pulsed Light, IPL treatment for hair removal vary according to your skin type and the type of hair removal machine used, but here are some of the potential complications.Immediately after the procedure, you may notice some swelling, and the skin may become pink or red and a little sore.Patients have described it as feeling like mild sunburn, but this is a reaction that usually disappears within a day or so. Skin pigment may be darkened by bright light. It has the same effect as a light suntan, but because it is only visible at the points at which the laser has landed on your skin, it can look quite peculiar! If it occurs at all, (which is quite rare) it will gradually fade but may take many months to do so. If the skin pigment absorbs too much laser energy, the pigment can be damaged leaving pale patches on the skin. Again these usually slowly recover. The same process can cause the skin to overheat, resulting in blistering and possibly scarring. These effects are unlikely on pale skin, but care must be taken with darker skin.Individuals vary in their sensitivity to light treatment so your practitioner should test a patch of your skin before going ahead. This is particularly necessary with some types of machines.Recently tanned skin can be more vulnerable to the side effects or risks described above, and for many types of machine used, clinics will advise you to be as pale as possible before considering hair removal using light treatment.There is some evidence that the use of light based systems for hair removal can cause hair to grow in areas adjacent to the treated area in a small proportion of patients.
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