IPL Treatment for Hair Removal

IPL Treatment for Hair Removal

A lot of women have unwanted facial and body hair that they want to get rid of. There are a variety of techniques available to remove these unwanted hairs. IPL or Intense Pulse Laser treatment is considered a great choice for removing unwanted hair. IPL treatment is being used for various cosmetic conditions other than hair removal. It is a form of laser treatment that involves high-intensity pulses of light to remove hair.

How does it work?

IPL treatment is a permanent hair removal method. The procedure involves light of multiple wavelengths ranging from 500 to 1200 nanometers that scatter in the skin to damage the hair follicles. They inhibit the hair from growing again from that root. Different types of filters are used for different body parts when the light is passed through the skin.

A fiber-optic tube is used to pass the intense pulse light into the skin in rapid series. Skin heats up and cools down rapidly, but hair follicles take time in cooling down. In this way, after 4 to 5 pulses of intense light, the hair is heated to the point that it gets destroyed. Afterward, a cooling or soothing ointment is applied to the treated skin to avoid discomfort.

Hair with darker shade takes more time to be destroyed because they have a high concentration of melanin. The amount of absorbed heat will depend on the amount of melanin. Other factors like thickness of hair and skin sensitivity also impact the procedure.

Not all of your body hair grow at one time; some could be originating while the other would be in the next stage of growth. So, your doctor analyzes all these factors to design the right treatment plan and determines the number of sessions required for complete hair removal. You will be asked to wait until all the hair grows mature. Don’t wax, thread, or shave in the meantime.

Benefits of IPL Treatment

  • IPL treatment works for almost all skin types.
  • It is one of the most permanent hair removal methods; if hair grows back after 2 or more years, they will be finer than before.
  • It works best for people with dark skin tone and lighter hair.
  • Fewer risks of skin damage are associated with this procedure.
  • The treatment can be transformed according to skin type and texture, hair color, and hair thickness.


IPL is the most suitable treatment for hair removal because it gives you long-lasting results with no discomfort. You can stay hair-free for years without the hassle of using razors or waxing your body. If you are looking for the right place to get an IPL treatment, consider Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. You can discuss your concerns with one of our experts by filling in the free online consultation form.