Hair Removal & Reduction (part Ⅲ)
Is IPL hair removal permanent?
Hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997, and are approved for “permanent reduction.” They permanently disrupt hair production, provided the right type of hair is treated with an appropriate kind of IPL, at effective settings.
Any hair that grows in after 12 months is new hair that can develop due to numerous factors such as age, medical conditions or hormonal changes.
Is IPL hair removal painful?
Generally, IPL hair removal is not much more painful than waxing, but the sensation is different. Each pulse resembles the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin for a moment. Pain is only felt while the light is hitting the skin; it doesn’t last. Most people do not require anesthetic cream, though one can be prescribed to more sensitive patients to apply prior to the procedure.