Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal | Is It Really Permanent?
Firs off, IPL is an acronym for Intense Pulsed Light. Technically-speaking, Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is the process of hair removal using intense pulses of non-coherent light over a range of wavelengths. More basically-speaking, IPL is simple light therapy. It is used for some dermatological treatments as well as for hair removal purposes.
A common misconception about intense pulsed light hair removal is that it’s a one time treatment and the hair is gone forever. Wouldn’t it be awesomecakes if it was that easy? But are these hair removal methods really, no kiddin’ permanent? Answer: Eventually kinda. IPL’s light therapy makes it’s treatment and application more diffuse and less powerful than other lasers. The scattered wavelengths affects the pigments in the skin so this method is really only effective on fair skin. As with laser therapy, this method, too, only effects actively growing hairs, and require several treatments to remove hair in the targeted area. It is not a single treatment method. On the plus side, this therapy is effective and, if you’re willing to stick with it, it will work once and for all. And, even better, there are home kits! Check out our reviews of IPL Home Kits.