Achieve smoother skin free from rough hair and stubble with IPL laser hair reduction at Epic Med Spa
How does intense pulsed light therapy differ from laser treatment?
The two treatments are similar, but with IPL, the light energy used to treat your skin is released in many different wavelengths instead of a singular wavelength. IPL doesn’t damage your outer layer of skin.
As a result, IPL treatment is scattered and less focused than a laser, which facilitates faster healing and less risk of complication. The light energy is absorbed by areas of uneven pigment, leading to their destruction.
What is IPL Hair Reduction?
As the name suggests, laser/ IPL hair reduction is a medical aesthetic procedure that uses innovative laser light technology. The technique allows licensed medical professionals to safely and effectively remove hair from the targeted area. As many patients spend a portion of their lives removing hair from their bodies, either by shaving, chemical solution, waxing, or another method of physical removal, it can often be considered a tedious task. Laser hair removal delivers an incredible solution that targets the hair follicle within the root and zaps it away, without harming the healthy cells that surround it, in order to reduce or prevent its ability to grow. For many patients, the result is a hair-free section of their body that is smooth and soft to the touch.
The Benefits of Laser / IPL Hair Reduction on the Body
While there are other effective methods of hair removal, some of which can even be performed by a licensed nurse practitioner, like waxing, many of the traditional solutions do not offer permanent results. In fact, shaving can result in unsightly stubble that can be both visible and scratchy if not performed regularly, which can be almost every day for some patients. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, can not only help to permanently reduce hair growth, but it can also offer these benefits in the treated area:
Thinner, lighter hair
Where Can Laser / IPL Hair Reduction Be Administered?
One of the reasons IPL hair reduction has become so popular among male and female patients is its ability to target and reduce or remove hair in a variety of places throughout the face and body. At Epic Med Spa we perform Viora IPL hair reductionon the following areas:
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Some patients may experience a slight pressure, like small pinpricks against the skin, during a laser/ IPL hair reduction treatment. however, most patients can endure the procedure without any issues and may experience mild soreness after treatment. Patients targeting larger areas, like the legs or back, can expect the process to take between 30 minutes to over an hour.
How Soon Will I See Results?
The results of laser/ IPL hair reduction will develop over time, as patients are typically required to undergo anywhere between 5 to 10 treatments, though will vary. Areas with thicker, darker hair may require fewer treatments, such as the legs or underarms. Some patients may even start seeing improvements in the texture or thickness of the hair after just one treatment!