IPL Permanent Hair Removal

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”. It is a light therapy and not a traditional laser therapy. It is different to laser in that it uses a spectrum of multiple wavelengths of light energy and thus can target, heat destroy, and stimulate a number of different skin structures at the same time. Therefore, as long as the IPL has the necessary power output, the correct light filters, efficient surface skin cooling, and a wide pulse-width, it is able to permanently destroy hair follicles as well as treating skin pigmentation, regenerating collagen, and treating blood vessel destruction.

Where can IPL Hair Removal be used?

All areas of the face and body can be treated with IPL. It is fantastic for both men and women. All skin types and hair colors can be treated using IPL but the lighter the skin color and the darker the hair color, the more permanent hair follicle destruction is possible. This is because IPL targets the increased concentration of melanin pigment deep down in the base of the hair follicle, more than just the hair shaft. The darker the hair root, the more melanin is there, meaning that more heat-thermal energy is delivered by the IPL, resulting in permanent destruction.

A darker skin color means that there is more melanin in the superficial layers of the skin and this same melanin absorbs a lot of the energy of the IPL, meaning that some of the energy going to heat destroy the hair is blocked by the skin. Lighter hair on darker skin can be treated but more sessions will be required.

How Many IPL Treatments are required?

There are three phases of hair growth, and it is during the active growing phase that there is enough melanin in the hair bulb to permanently destroy the hair follicle. Therefore, only about a third of the hair follicles are ever in the active growing phase at any one time and thus able to be targeted by IPL.

This is why multiple treatments are required. A minimum of four to six treatments are required. Darker skin color and lighter colourd hair will require more treatments, as there is less melanin in the hair roots and the machine cannot be operated at full capacity. Having said that, long term hair reduction or removal is available for everyone.

Arms & Hands
Upper Arms
Upper Arms (with shoulders)
Forearms (with hands)
Full Arms (with hands)
Lower Torso
Basic Bikini
Brazilian Bikini
Thighs/Upper Legs
Lower Legs (with feet)
Upper Arms (with shoulders)
Forearms (with hands)
Full Arms (with hands)

Please call 212-686-6666 for pricing.