How IPL hair removal worksEveryone’s hair grows differently, depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, ethnicity, medications and other factors. However, all hair goes through three distinct phases:
Anagen or active growth phase – when hair grows actively.
Catagen or degradation phase - when hair stops growing but is not yet shed.
Telogen or resting phase - when hair falls out and a new hair begins to form.
IPL treatment is effective when the hair is in the active growth phase. And because at any one time there is only a percentage of hairs in this phase (the actual percentage varies from one body area to another) some follicles will be destroyed, others may be reduced to producing only vellus hairs (light fine hairs) and some will be disabled - helping prevent hair regrowth.
To achieve this, the Intense Pulsed Light Hair Remover sends pulses of intense light directly to the hair follicle, with enough energy to either destroy or disable the root but without affecting the surrounding area. And as IPL covers a much larger area than the relatively small treatment spots achieved with lasers, you see and feel the results much more quickly. Which, of course, is just what you want – all-over soft, silky smooth skin.