Hair reduction has grown to be a highly popular treatment for patients looking for smooth results and less hassle with daily shaving. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the most popular methods of permanent hair reduction or removal. With these newest technologies emerging you no longer need to rely on painful and tedious methods such as electrolysis and shaving to remove hair. Both methods offer long-term hair reduction in multiple treatments.
IPL Hair Reduction can handle any type of skin. IPL devices can also be customized based on hair color, skin color, and hair depth. When using IPL Hair Reduction, the surrounding skin does not have the potential to get injured.
Unlike other types of hair removal that use just a single light wavelength, IPL devices use a full spectrum of light wavelengths. This allows treatment of larger skin portions at a time so that areas such as the legs or back can be treated in a fraction of the time it takes standard lasers for hair removal. IPL devices also can alter the light beam intensity on the fly with various filters, which helps clear up complexions and improve skin texture.
According to the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, IPL, which are FDA approved for permanent hair reduction, are a far more practical option for the treatment of large areas like the back or legs, where the painstaking process of electrolysis would simply be too painful, pricey, and time consuming for most people to endure.
Hair Removal Forum Newsletter / May 2008