Considering IPL Hair Removal: Here’s What You Should Know!

August 20, 2021
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Many of us have grown tired of shaving and waxing to remove unwanted hair. IPL is a semi-permanent hair removal treatment that is becoming increasingly popular. For years, IPL hair removal was a well-kept secret among salon goers—a solution thought to be the future of hair removal. Now, the future is here.

If you are thinking of getting IPL hair removal in Huddersfield, it’s fair that you have a lot of questions about the treatment. We will answer some of them below:

What Is IPL Hair Removal?

The term “IPL” stands for “Intense Pulsed Light.” IPL hair removal devices deliver very delicate light pulses to the hair follicle. This causes the hair to enter a resting phase, in which the hair you already have falls out, and your body generates less hair in that location over time.

How Does IPL Hair Removal Work?

IPL works by sending energy through the skin, allowing the pigments to absorb it in the hair shaft and then send it to the follicle. This suggests that the IPL is directed at the pigment. We’ve found that clients with dark hair and pale skin respond best to IPL. This is one of the reasons we prescribe IPL treatments during the winter months when the sun is less likely to bleach hair, and the skin is less likely to tan.

How Many IPL Treatments Should You Have?

It’s worth noting that complete hair eradication in a single session is highly unusual. Clients require six treatments on average, although this depends on the colour of your hair, the thickness of your hair, and your skin colour. IPL targets hair in the active growth period, and each treatment should result in a massive reduction in hair growth.

How Long Do the Results of IPL Last?

Many businesses now advertise IPL as a means of permanent hair removal, leaving clients dissatisfied when their hair starts to come back a year after the original course of treatments. Although the initial treatment course will destroy all hair follicles, your body will ultimately generate and develop more; hence we refer to IPL as a semi-permanent hair removal procedure. We found that consumers require a ‘top-up’ treatment once every six to twelve months to keep unwanted hair at bay! 

Who Is Suitable for IPL Hair Removal?

IPL hair removal is most effective on light complexion and dark hair, although specialists can do it on almost everyone. Ultimately, white hair might be difficult to treat because IPL targets the pigment. The lighter the hair colour, the more treatment sessions are required.

The energy emitted by the IPL device must be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, not the pigment in the skin; therefore, energy levels must be adjusted for darker skin types, which may necessitate more sessions to achieve a decent result.

Overall, anyone can undergo IPL hair reduction, but some may require more treatments.

Should You Get IPL Hair Removal?

Hair removal with IPL is a great option for those who want to do away with body hair in a way that’s quick, easy, and pain-free. Prices are also reasonable, and results are lasting. However, clients need to be aware that not everyone is a candidate and further sessions may be necessary, depending on your specific situation.

If you’d like to learn more about the cost and method of IPL hair removal in Huddersfield, we recommend speaking with one of our specialists at PMA Medical. They will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!