IPL Hair Removal – FAQs
IPL hair removal has quickly become one of the most popular ways to remove hair. It is safe and very effective for most candidates. And while it may cost a little more than a razor or two up front, you will find that it pays for itself in very little time. After you receive this life-changing treatment, there will be no razors to buy, no shaving cream or after-shave lotions, no wax or other harsh treatments required. You will be able to go to the pool or the beach without any hard work or preparation needed. To give you a better idea of what this process is all about, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you.
What is IPL Hair Removal?
IPL hair removal has been used successfully since 1977 and is now the safest and most effective method of permanent hair removal. This process uses highly concentrated light to target and destroy hair follicles, never allowing them to produce hair again.
How Does It Work?
IPL hair removal works by using light to target your hair follicles. This locates the colored pigment in your hair follicles called melanin. When the energy comes into contact with the melanin, it is absorbed. This energy is turned into heat that causes permanent damage to the hair follicle. This results in the hair follicle never being able to produce hair again.
Will It Work for Me?
The best candidates for IPL hair removal are those with dark, coarse hair. Because the light is trained to focus on the colored pigment in your hair follicles, the lack of these pigments in light or fine hair can make it difficult to locate the hairs. The process will still work on light hair, but you may not receive the desired results in the time frame you originally expected. Results vary from patient to patient.
It is recommended that your skin tone be as close to your natural skin color as possible before you come in for a treatment. This will make it easier for the device to locate and focus on your hair follicles at the time. This does not mean that if you have naturally dark skin that the process won’t work for you. We have found through many years of experience we can treat people with various hair and skin tones.
How Many Treatments Must I Receive?
Most patients need a series of treatments on any given area. This is because your hair grows in cycles. When you come in for your consultation, we can give you an idea of how many sessions you may need.
If you are interested in scheduling an IPL hair removal treatment, you first need to have a consultation with us at Tula Wellness & Aesthetics in Tucson. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started!