Tired of constantly removing unwanted hair? Intense Pulsed Light or IPL has become one of the most popular ways to reduce it. This technique was first used in the 90s and has reportedly improved over the years. Still skeptical about it? We researched the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about IPL so keep scrolling!
How does IPL work?
According to sources, IPL works by emitting scattered wavelengths of light which is absorbed by the hair’s melanin. The heat produced by the light travels from the melanin into the hair follicles to stop cells from making new hairs.
What are the benefits of IPL hair removal?
It may seem complicated at first, but choosing IPL for hair removal actually does not take too much of your time and yet, the effect is long-term. There are also plenty of IPL devices available online so you can do it at home.
What should I do before IPL treatment?
- Remember to follow the treatment plan.
- Do not pluck, wax or thread for at least six weeks.
- This treatment is suitable for people who are over 18 years of age.
- Do not proceed if you have photosensitivity, are pregnant, or breastfeeding.
How to use IPL hair removal at home?
- Make sure your skin is clean and without any products on.
- Shave the area that you want to treat.
- Turn on your IPL and select the right light intensity for your skin tone.
- Place the device directly flat against the area of your skin that you want to treat.
- Press the “flash” button. Only flash a specific area once per treatment.
How long does IPL hair removal take to work?
It usually requires six to eight treatments to achieve visible results. It depends on the person’s age, skin color, hair color, and thickness of the hair.
How often should I use IPL at home?
Sources say that one session every two weeks is recommended for the first four sessions, and then every four weeks. We suggest following the instructions for use of your device.
Where to buy a portable IPL hair removal machine?
We found this IPL hair removal set on Lazada that includes a charger, a pair of sunglasses for eye protection, a razor, a user manual, and the device. It has 999,999 flashes of IPL and you can use it on your arms, armpits, upper lip, legs, and bikini area.
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