Hair Removal and Intense Pulsed Light Equipment
There are many options to choose from for hair removal treatment and Intense Pulsed Light treatment. Each system has unique features. Following simple guidelines can help when it comes to choosing the appropriate equipment.What is intense pulsed light treatment?
Intense pulsed light treatment is a technique that uses a high temperature that is absorbed by the pigment of the skin. The melanin of the skin is destroyed by the laser and then repaired by its own repair mechanisms. As a result, the skin is softer, smoother, and clearer. It works with most skin types.Does laser hair removal work on anyone?
The treatment for removal works on dark hair as the laser is absorbed by the pigment of the hair. The intense heat of the laser kills the hair follicle at the root, preventing regrowth. People with blonde, red, or gray hair are not candidates for the treatment.How does IPL work for hair removal?
IPL treatments use multiple wavelengths to destroy the hair follicle and prevent regrowth of hair. They range between 500 and 1,200 nanometers. The cells that form the hair are destroyed by the intense heat. IPL only works on living hair.Can machines perform both laser hair removal and skin treatments?
There are several at-home devices that can perform both laser hair removal and skin treatments. Some systems perform skin rejuvenation, skin smoothing, skin whitening, and acne repair. Some systems remove skin tags. There are also systems that provide wrinkle reduction.Can hair be removed from anywhere on the body?
It is safe to remove hair from any part of the body except for the genitals. Many people choose to remove hair from the face, arms, legs, back, bikini line, and underarms.How many treatments are necessary?
This varies from person to person. Some people may require five treatments for permanent hair removal while others may need much more. Treatments are done approximately once per week. It is safe to do as many treatments as necessary. Follow the directions that come with the equipment.Can you pluck or wax hair between treatments?
Do not pluck or wax the hair between laser treatments. In order for hair removal equipment to work properly, the root of the hair must be intact so that it can absorb the high heat. Waxing and plucking remove hair at the root, so it will not be able to be destroyed by the laser. If possible, refrain from shaving as well. This leaves plenty of hair growth to be fully destroyed by the laser treatment. The treatment will then be permanent.