Things You Should Know About Laser IPL Hair Removal

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Things You Should Know About Laser IPL Hair Removal

What are the first things that come to your mind when you think of hair removal? Are you still using razors, waxing creams, tweezers and epilators? Where results are only temporary and have to be done repeatedly? If YES, it’s time to step into the world of permanent hair removal. The sophisticated and technologically advanced laser and IPL machines. These are the things you should know about laser IPL hair removal.

Treatments on these professional IPL hair removal machines are safe, painless and without any side effects. Most importantly, procedures are non-surgical and non-invasive without any extended downtime or recuperation period. Each session of hair removal is done in less than half an hour, depending of course on the area under treatment. The patient can resume normal activities almost immediately after. It is this convenience and to a certain extent affordability that has made this process hugely popular worldwide.

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How do IPL machines work? Beams of light are targeted at the area under treatment. These enter the surface of the skin and are absorbed by melanin. The pigment situated at the root of hair follicles and which gives hair its specific colour. The light energy is transformed to heat energy and destroys the melanin along with the hair. However, this procedure is successful in growing hair only. The root of the hair must be present in the follicle for the laser to identify it. So, avoid waxing, epilating, use of depilatory creams or anything that might disturb the hair follicle. Instead, shave 12 hours before the appointment. A number of sessions are required for complete and total hair removal from a particular part of the body.

When a salon and spa owner looks for IPL hair removal machine to install in the clinic, it is necessary to first know about the technologies involved in laser and IPL machines. Strictly speaking, there is a world of difference between them, even though both are generally clubbed together.

Light emitted from an IPL machine is scattered like an incandescent bulb. The skin absorbs some of the light and some enter the surface to strike at the melanin. Hence, it is very useful for patients with dark hair and light skin type since dark-hued melanin will soak up light faster. Laser machines, on the other hand, emit a single beam of concentrated light and the wavelength can be adjusted for all hair types and colour. It is very effective on light and blonde hair as well as dark coloured hair too.Things You Should Know About Laser IPL Hair Removal- hair removal

Laser IPL machines are very complex devices and should be handled by trained and experienced technicians for best results. The devices should also be purchased from sellers who source their stocks from leading manufacturers around the world. Additionally, top suppliers train people who will be handling the machines bought from them so that technicians will be fully conversant with their functioning after installation. Salon owners should keep these benefits in mind when choosing a seller of IPL machines.

Even though treatments are safe and without any side effects. As a prospective client, you should take a few precautions to get the best results. First, you should not get a suntan or visit solariums during the full treatment course and even a month later. Suntans place the melanin in an excited state and thus make the skin prone to accidental burns and pigmentation marks. Further, patients should refrain from waxing or plucking before and during the full treatment course. Laser and IPL target melanin and works well on growing hair only. Hence there has to be a hair root for effective treatment – something that will not be there after plucking or waxing.

These are some of the must-know aspects of laser and IPL machines and treatments.

Hannah Murray

Hannah is a freelance travel and fashion writer who prides herself in finding the perfect tours and operators to make your journey as authentic and memorable as possible.

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