Beauty Buzz: Hair Be Gone!
by Point Lumineux Staff
Now is the time to eliminate all that unwanted hair, just in time for beach season in the next few months. But who wants to bother with shaving? At Point Lumineux, we offer IPL Hair Removal, so you can be free of daily shaving or tweezing. So let’s dive into more about this technology and exactly how it works.
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light, and it operates on the principle, that light energy is absorbed by areas of high pigment such as hairs which are heated by the intense light pulse. The heat damages the follicle, resulting in slowed hair growth or even complete prevention.
IPL uses broad-spectrum visible light, whereas laser hair removal utilizes the properties of a laser. It is important to understand, however, areas of skin which have higher pigment, such as freckles and moles, as well as darker skin in most cases, will also absorb more light energy and heat as a result.
This utilization of broad-spectrum of light means it can have different functions too. It can be used to treat a variety of different skin conditions successfully. It can also be altered specifically to match different skin and hair types within a treatment type. As broad-spectrum light naturally spreads, the coverage of IPL hair removal devices is greater than laser hair removal devices.
In many cases, this means that treatment times might be shortened because larger areas can be treated at once. As well as the treatment times being quicker, there could also be considerably less cost associated.
IPL is a popular hair removal treatment that helps kill the hairs, so they don’t come back. Unlike laser hair removal, IPL does not use a laser light source, but instead, the broad-spectrum high-intensity light emits light at multiple wavelengths. IPL covers larger patches of hair and is usually more cost effective than laser treatments. IPL works best for those with dark hair, as the darker and thicker hair will absorb light more effectively, so the results will be more visible. This is a highly efficient method to remove hair permanently.
Now that you know more about IPL technology, and are likely excited about the ease of removing unwanted hair, contact Point Lumineux for a complimentary consultation with one of our trained technicians.
Mention this column or bring it with you into our office for an additional 10% off your treatment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-217-6828.
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