IPL/Laser Hair Removal
One of the most popular treatments in the aesthetic world today is hair removal with IPL and lasers. These treatments are a safe and highly effective means of elimination of unwanted hairs on virtually any part of the body. This process takes very little time to complete, and you can achieve excellent results with a series of treatments. Your skin can be rid of unwanted hair in no time!!
Benefits of IPL/Laser Hair Removal
There are multiple advantages to getting IPL hair removal in El Segundo. The treatment is:
- Non-surgical and non-invasive
- Great at targeting dark hair (especially on fair skinned individuals)
- Large areas can be treated in a single session
- Less painful than waxing, electrolysis, and threading
This procedure is a great alternative to electrolysis. In electrolysis, a single follicle is removed by electric current delivered by a sanitized needle. Because of this, electrolysis isn’t great for large areas of hair. IPL and laser hair removal, on the other hand, are perfect for large areas of unwanted hair.
IPL/Laser hair removal is quite versatile and can address a wide variety of regions, including:
- Bikini area
What Happens During IPL/Laser Hair Removal?
At the start of the procedure, you are given protective eyewear to ensure your safety. A cool gel is applied to your skin. A hand piece is then carefully guided over the treatment regions. You typically feel a mild stinging or snapping sensation. This is normal and is only temporary.
Light energy delivered by IPL and lasers is absorbed by the pigment in the root of each target hair. This energy disables the hair follicles’ ability to grow hair. Any hairs in the growth phase will be treated. Hairs in other phases of the hair-growth cycle will not be affected. Because of this, repeat treatments will be necessary.
A session of IPL/laser hair removal can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending upon multiple factors, including the amount of hair to be removed and the size of the areas.
What Happens After Treatment?
Upon completion of treatment the gel is removed, and your skin is cleansed. Soon after treatment you might notice mild swelling and redness; this will be temporary. You can go about your day and go back to normal activities immediately after leaving the office and will not need to deal with inconvenient downtime.
It will be best to avoid direct sun exposure for a time after treatment. We recommend a high-SPF sunblock to ensure proper skin protection.
Are the Results Permanent?
IPL/Laser hair removal can provide long-lasting hair reduction that is permanent in many cases. The success of IPL laser hair removal is evident around the five-to-eight-treatment mark. The number of treatment sessions varies from patient to patient.
Am I a Good Candidate for IPL/Laser Hair Removal?
If you have brown or black hair and are relatively fair skinned, you are most likely a good candidate for IPL hair removal. If you are dark skinned, specific lasers may be needed to help you achieve your goals. If your hair is either blonde or grey, neither IPL or laser is very effective and in such instances electrolysis or waxing is the best choice. The only way to know for sure is to be seen in consultation.
Learn More About IPL/Laser Hair Removal in El Segundo
If you’re tired of shaving, plucking and waxing and would like a more permanent solution for hair reduction, give us a call at Beach Aesthetics at (310) 986-2906 today. We’ll give you an honest assessment if IPL/Laser hair removal is right for you.