IPL laser treatment can be used for the treatment of unwanted changes in the anatomy or of the physiological process in the skin. This includes mainly hair removal and skin rejuvenation, IPL is very similar to a laser the main difference is that a laser-focused one wavelength of light at the skin where the IPL focuses multiple wavelengths of light at the skin. IPL light is also more scattered light compared to a laser which is more focused. IPL can penetrate the second layer of your skin without harming the top layer of your skin. Pigment cells absorb the light energy and convert it into heat, in turn, destroying the unwanted pigment or hair follicle to prevent hair from growing again, with hair removal results are best with darker coarser hair on lighter skin, this means the optimal results are achieved when these criteria are met, however, results are also seen on darker skin tones and lighter hair growth.
A consultation for hair removal with the IPL is highly recommended to ensure that skin tone and hair growth criteria are met for optimal results. When thinking about using the IPL treatment for hair removal hair growth has to be at exactly the right moment in the hair growth cycle to achieve the best results possible, this means that no shaving or depilatory creams should be used within 1 week prior to treatment a no epilators and waxing 1 month prior to treatment. When treating permanent hair removal with the IPL sessions should be booked in intervals of 8 weeks and depending on hair growth and skin tone total amount of sessions will be determined and varies from person to person, it is important to note that all hair will not be permanently removed with only one session. In terms of skin rejuvenation, the IPL treatment can be used for various skin problems mainly focusing on problems concerning pigmentation of the skin this includes age spots, sun damage, freckles and birthmarks.
Light therapy used to minimize or remove the following:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Dilated Capillaries
- Broken blood vessels on your face
- Hair on your face and body