FAQ- about IPL laser hair removal
1. What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a modern type of laser hair removal used for permanent/long-term hair removal.
2. How does IPL Work?
IPL is a form of light therapy.
Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to destroys the hair follicle to prevent the hair from growing again.
3.Is IPL Safe?
There have been many clinical studies conducted that demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of IPL for hair removal. Due to this fact, it has become an extremely popular option for safe and effective method of hair removal at home and in clinics.
4. How long will it take before I start seeing results?
Most customers begin to notice a noticeable reduction of hair growth after just 3-4 weeks, with treatments done once a week, and complete results after 12 weeks.
5. Do I need to shave before using the hair removal device?
Yes, we recommend that you shave the desired areas between treatments and before using your machine.
Shaving takes the hair down to the appropriate length whereas not to cause any burns during treatment but also allowing the hair root to get targeted effectively.
6. Is it safe to IPL while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Although there is no evidence showing that IPL has negative effects on pregnant or breastfeeding women, we still don’t recommend using our handset as a precaution.
7. Does IPL work for all Skin Tones?
IPL is suitable for all but the darkest skin tones. Refer to the skin tone chart below to see whether or not IPL is suitable for you.
However, we recommend you wear our complimentary sunglasses when using the depilator.
8. Do I need to wear eye protection?
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. People with Epilepsy should not use this product as the IPL has a bright flash.
9. Which areas of the body can I use this on?
You can use the hair removal on your entire body, including your facial, arm, armpit, bikini line, legs, behind, etc. (just be sure to not get too close to your eyes)
10. How ofen do I need to use it?
We recommend using your handset once a week for the first 12 weeks. After this period use your handset once a month, for 3 months or until satisfied. To maintain hairless smooth skin, use your handset once every 2 to 3 months, or as needed.
11. Which hair removal methods can I use between treatments?
Between treatments you should only shave when required. You should never wax, pluck, or epilate as these hair removal methods removes the entire root, which is what absorbs the light during the treatment.