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IPL For Gentle Permanent Hair reduction

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IPL For Gentle Permanent Hair reduction

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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Has getting de fuzzed for Valentines day made you think about something a little more permanent. Hassle free and hair free, no more running for the razor when the kids want to go swimmingng.  IPL systems have been clinically proven to permanently reduce hair growth and are the answer for most peoples shaving rash nightmares.

This procedure is suitable for virtually all hair and skin types and eliminates hair from all parts of the body including the face and has an amazing bonus in that it gets rid of ingrown hairs.

IPL uses the energy from a light source, which is taken up by the pigmentation in the skin hair and blood vessels. The hair is removed by using the light to generate heat in the melanin (pigment) in the hair, which is then transferred to the hair follicle (root) to destroy it. Unlike electrolysis IPL is non-invasive. Bear in mind the darker the pigment in the hair typically the better the result as more light will be absorbed, grey and white hairs have no pigment so they cannot absorb light.  New systems with Radio frequency are on the market place, it is said that these can treat light and grey hairs, to date I haven’t seen trials giving the success rate of this so be cautious.

The hand piece is placed on the surface of the skin and the light is pulsed through it. The hand piece is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated. Discomfort is minimal and apart from a temporary reddening of the skin, the majority of clients experience no further side effects. On average clients require 5 – 8 sessions.

The sessions are timed dependent on the cycle of hair growth. This can be monthly, or at longer intervals depending upon the hair growth pattern. Facial treatments can typically be done in under 20 minutes and some systems now have large hand pieces to cover legs and back in a relatively short time.

It is important to get feed back from friends and colleagues about clinics offering such treatment.  An influx of cheap equipment should make you wary of deal of the day offers, good equipment does cost money so expect to pay a fair price and don’t be tempted to go for the cheapest.  You should be offered a full consultation prior to treatment and have a patch test carried out to ensure maximum results. Certain medications can be a contraindication so you may have to check them with your doctor.


About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection

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