A lot of women have unwanted facial and body hair that they want to get rid of. There are variety of techniques available to remove these unwanted hairs. IPL or intense pulse light treatment is considered as a better choice to remove such 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 it Works?
IPL treatment is a permanent hair removal method. The procedure involves light of multiple wavelengths ranging from 500 to 1200 nanometers that scatters in the skin to damage the hair follicle and inhibit the hair from growing again from that root. Different types of filters are used for different parts of the body when the light is passed through the skin.
A fiber optic tube is used to pass the intense pulse light to deliver to 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. Afterwards, a cooling or soothing ointment is applied to the treated skin to avoid discomfort.
Hair with darker shade take more time to be destroyed because they have 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 hairs would be in other stage of growth. So your doctor analyses all these factors to design the right treatment and determine the number of sessions of intense pulse light treatment is required for complete hair removal. You will be asked to wait for enough time in which all the hairs grow mature. Don’t wax, thread, or shave in the meantime.
Benefits of IPL Treatment
- IPL treatment works for almost all types of skin
- It is one of the more permanent methods for hair removal, if hair grow back after 2 or more years they will be finer than before.
- It works best for people with dark skin tone and lighter hair.
- Less risks of skin damage are associated with this procedure.
- The treatment can be transformed according to the factors like skin type and texture, hair color and hair thickness.
If you are looking for a right place to get a laser hair removal in Dubai, Dubai Cosmetic surgery is your way to go. You can discuss your concerns with one of our experts by filling in the free online consultation form.