Let’s face it. Having to constantly shave, pluck, or wax, can be a real time-waster. Have you ever wondered how much time you have spent on these tedious activities over the course of your life? If you would like to permanently retire your razor, you should consider undergoing an IPL therapy to remove unwanted hair.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. The treatment involves the use of a form of light therapy for treating wrinkles, blemishes, and unwanted hair. In addition to removing unwanted hair, it can treat age spots, sun damage, birthmarks, freckles, varicose veins, and broken blood vessels.
IPL therapy can be used to remove unwanted hair on places like your face, arms, underarms, legs, or bikini area. Several treatment sessions are all that is needed for the permanent removal of unwanted hair in the treated area.
IPL Versus Lasers
IPL therapy is somewhat similar to a laser treatment but while lasers focus on only one wavelength of light, IPL involves many different wavelengths. Its light is more scattered and less focused than that of a laser treatment. It has the ability to penetrate into the second layer of your skin called the dermis without affecting the top layer of skin known as the epidermis. This results in less skin damage and a resultant reduction in recovery time.
Prior to your IPL therapy to remove unwanted hair, we will make an examination of your skin and inform you of every step of the treatment process so that you know exactly what to expect. Be sure to inform us if you have any skin conditions that could impact your recovery process like eczema or inflammatory acne. We may recommend that you avoid taking certain medications prior to your treatment if they could interfere with the treatment or your recovery.
What to Expect
We begin your treatment by thoroughly cleaning the treatment area. We will then apply a cool gel onto your skin and transmit IPL light pulses into the treatment area. You will need to wear protective eye wear during your treatment. Depending upon various factors, your treatment should take about 30 minutes to complete.
To achieve the permanent removal of unwanted hair in the treatment area, you may require up to six treatments. They will be spaced about a month apart so that your skin has time to recover in between sessions.
If you are tired of dealing with unwanted hair and are seeking a permanent solution, consider visiting ARR Medical Group in San Juan, PR to learn more about how IPL can remove unwanted hair. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!