In a nutshell, IPL Laser Hair Removal or IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal works by targeting the dark pigment around the hair follicle in order to damage it sufficiently to cause the hair to fall out and inhibit its ability to re-grow.
The dark pigment which is found in both your hair and skin and which determines its color is known as melanin.
Melanin is particularly dense at the base of the hair root to provide a good target for the powerful pulses of light emitted by the IPL Hair Removal or IPL Laser Hair Removal device.
As the light is absorbed by the melanin, it produces heat energy, and it is this which causes the damage. The growing hair will fall out between one and two weeks following treatment.
So, after reading the above, you would be forgiven for feeling a bit apprehensive about the whole thing, and wondering if it isn’t a bit risky!
The truth is that, whilst there are some common side effects, they are generally both mild and transient.
However, there are certain precautions that you do need to take, and IPL is definitely suitable for almost everyone.
Following IPL Hair Removal treatment it is not unusual to experience slight tenderness and redness of your skin, possibly accompanied by a very slight swelling.
This can be alleviated by applying a cooling, soothing antiseptic gel and should clear up within one or two days, which is common IPL Laser Hair Removal side effects
There is a chance, also, that you may see slight pigment change (either darker or lighter patches), which should fade within a few weeks. No worries, in few weeks you will forget about IPL Laser Hair Removal side effects
There is a universally recognized numerical table known as the Fitzpatrick scale which rates skin tones by their response to UV light (from 1 – 6). If you fall in the 1 – 4 range then IPL Hair Removal should be good for you. However, you should still consult with our health practitioner regarding IPL Laser Hair Removal Side effects
When you are planning to BEAUTIQUE Laser Spa professional treatments, then our practitioner will advise you.
In addition to skin tone, you need to take into account the color of your hair. IPL Hair Removal treatment is not effective for anyone with light blond, white, grey, or red hair.
Some conditions preclude the use of IPL Hair Removal for safe hair removal and avoid IPL Laser Hair Removal Side Effects:
Bear in mind, also, that you will not be able to use any hair removal method that requires the hair to be pulled out at the root i.e. waxing, tweezing, epilating, threading between IPL Hair Removal treatments.
But always check for IPL Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
You can, however, keep unsightly growth under control with shaving to allow ingrown hair removal.
There are a number of benefits of choosing IPL for your hair removal as opposed to other methods and without IPL Laser Hair Removal Side Effects: