Frequently Asked Questions
IPL Hair Removal FAQ
An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a modern type of laser hair removal used for permanent/long-term hair removal.
Both IPL and laser hair removal uses light, and in turn heat, to destroy the hair from the root.
The main difference between IPL hair removal and laser hair removal is the light spectrum used.
IPL uses a wide range of wavelengths of light to produce a single white flash, whereas lasers use one wavelength of light which creates a single beam.
Light energy from IPL is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, which then turns to heat and destroys the hair cells.
There have been numerous worldwide studies that demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of IPL for hair removal. Due to this fact, it has become an extremely popular safe and effective method of hair removal at home and in clinics.
One of the biggest advantages of IPL over other types of laser is that it is far less painful. Most customers explain the feeling as a warm sensation on the skin.
Our handsets have been designed to be suitable for at home use, so it is gentle on skin. This means that is suitable for sensitive skin types too!
IPL can definitely be used on hormonal hair growth, and has proven to be quite effective. Check out some results for yourself
IPL will not be suitable for you if you have epilepsy.
No, it isn't necessary to wear eye protection while using our handset. Our handsets are fitted with a sensor and will not pulse and light unless the entire window is pressed against your skin. That being said you should never try and look directly into the light as it flashes
Most customers begin to notice a reduction of hair after just 3-4 treatments, with complete results after 12 treatments. However, results vary from person to person.