IPL Hair Removal Treatments at MEDfacials
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a wonderful hair removal treatment that uses light energy to target hair follicles and in turn reduce hair growth on the face and body. When carried out by a trained professional, it’s a really safe and effective way for men and women to boost confidence and achieve smooth, silky and hair-free skin. Much less abrasive and much more effective than shaving, waxing or plucking, it offers a wealth of benefits and achieves deep-rooted, long-lasting results. Let’s dive in.
Did you know?: At MEDfacials, our IPL treatments can also be used to target and reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, thread-veins, acne and acne scarring, and broken capillaries.
How Do IPL Hair Removal Treatments Work?
IPL is a light-based treatment that harnesses strong pulses of light to treat various skin issues, including excess hair. By directing light at target areas of the skin, it causes a cellular heat response, breaking down the structure of hair follicles and preventing further hair growth. Most effective when targeting hairs already in an active growth cycle, it usually requires a course of treatments to ensure the very best results and the smoothest, hair-free skin.
What’s the Difference Between IPL and Laser Hair Removal?
If you’ve been considering hair removal treatments for a while, you may have come across a few alternatives to IPL such as laser hair removal. While they are similar treatments, the crucial difference between IPL and laser hair removal is that laser treatments only use one wavelength of light, whereas IPL treatments use multiple wavelengths. Both methods target melanin in the hair follicle; however, IPL only targets the second layer of skin (the dermis), causing less damage to the top layer of skin than hyper-focused laser treatments might.
What are the Benefits of IPL Hair Removal?
One of the biggest and best advantages of IPL hair removal is the long-lasting results. Unlike other traditional hair removal methods like waxing and shaving which only provide a few days of relief, IPL treatments work deeper to target hair follicles and negate the need for regular, timely upkeep. From your first treatment, you can expect to see reduced hair growth for weeks, with results improving over the course of several treatments – lasting as long as a year, or more!
Fewer Ingrown Hairs
IPL is one of our most sought-after hair treatments not only for helping men and women to achieve smooth skin after treatment, but also for the added bonus of leading to fewer ingrown hairs later down the line. This is because, unlike methods such as shaving, IPL works by specifically targeting the hair follicle and preventing hair from growing back again. Getting to the root of the problem, it significantly reduces the chance of unsightly, painful hairs from coming back and getting trapped below the surface of the skin.
You can’t put a price on feeling good – but there are ways you can make yourself look and feel radiant that are kind to your skin, and to your bank, too. A safe treatment carried out at our accredited clinic in Truro, Cornwall, our IPL hair removal offers a fantastic solution. Only requiring a few sessions for beautiful, long-lasting results, our treatment plans help to save on the cost of inefficient, throwaway beauty products at home – better for the pocket and the planet.
For both men and women, the energy and effort that goes into hair care and maintenance can be a really time-consuming thing. And, while traditional methods of shaving, waxing or plucking can be achieved at home, they only offer very short-term results. By opting for IPL hair removal treatments instead, you can remove the stress and the chore of your hair removal routine and enjoy long-lasting results without the hassle.
Safety and Ease
IPL hair removal is a safe, painless method of hair removal that can be used to treat the face and body, including the legs, arms, back, bikini area and more. Unlike shaving, waxing and plucking which can cause cuts, scratches, skin irritation and ingrown hairs, IPL is gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause any damage. It’s also suitable for men and women with a range of skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
Quick and Convenient
A no-fuss treatment, our IPL hair removal at MEDfacials provides a comfortable, convenient way of reducing hair growth. Depending on which area of the face or body you would like to focus on, each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and an hour. This can then be repeated over the course of several treatments to achieve the desired finish and the smooth, hair-free skin you've always wanted.
What Results Should I Expect?
The results you should expect to see after your first treatment will depend on a variety of factors. Some of these include the size of the target area, the amount of hair, and the stage of hair growth at the time of treatment. That said, initial results generally last for several weeks to several months and improve after each session – lasting for up to a year or even longer with proper maintenance treatments!
If you're looking to save yourself time and energy and achieve gorgeous, long-lasting results, get in touch today. At MEDfacials, we offer leading IPL hair removal treatments in Cornwall, all carried out by Dr Stolte or by one of our team of trained practitioners. As part of your hair removal booking, you will receive a consultation at our Truro clinic where you can ask any questions and learn about the best treatments for you. We look forward to welcoming you.