What Is IPL Hair Removal and Is It Safe to Do at Home?

What Is IPL Hair Removal and Is It Safe to Do at Home?

Hair removal is a constant nuisance for most women. Shaving, waxing, and plucking on a regular basis for decades gets exhausting—not to mention being frequently painful. Laser hair removal has been around for some time, but has always been done in a clinic by a laser technician, making the process expensive and putting it out of reach for most women. Now, however, there’s a type of laser hair removal that’s available for under $100, and can be used right at home. It’s called IPL laser hair removal, and it’s one of the newest additions to our product lineup here at Pure Heavenly Hair. Want to learn more about getting permanent laser hair removal at home? Keep reading.

What Is IPL and How Does It Work?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This is a new methods of laser hair removal that can provide long-term or even permanent hair removal. This small handheld device emits, as the name implies, an intense pulse of light energy that is absorbed by the areas of the hair; these areas have a higher concentration of pigment, helping to focus the light on the hair. This causes the area to heat up, damaging the hair follicle and slowing down hair growth until, eventually, it may prevent hair from growing in that area again.

Can It Be Used on All Hair?

IPL is effective on most hair types. However, it is most effective on darker hair, as the intense light can be better focused on these areas of higher pigmentation. It may not be as effective if you have very light blonde or gray hair. It can be used on almost any part of the body, but is not recommended for use on or around genitalia. It can even safely remove hair from sensitive areas such as the upper lip or underarms, as well as the arms, legs, chin, and other areas with troublesome hair growth.

Will It Provide Permanent Hair Removal?

The effectiveness of the IPL hair removal device depends on a number of factors, but yes, it is possible to achieve permanent hair removal with the Sleek Skin IPL. Most users will see results after three to four treatments, at which point you will see a noticeable reduction in hair growth. Permanent hair removal can usually be achieved after 12 treatments.

It’s recommended to use your IPL every two weeks until you achieve the desired results. Assuming typical results, this would mean that you could achieve permanent hair removal in roughly six months. However, results will vary for every individual.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe to Do at Home?

Some people find the prospect of performing your own laser hair removal to be daunting. After all, don’t you need specialized training to handle a laser? The Sleek Skin IPL is designed to be incredibly safe and easy to use, so long as you use it properly. To ensure your safety, as well as help you achieve optimal results, please follow these recommendations:

  • Never point the device directly into your eyes during use.
  • Do not use IPL on anyone under 16 years old.
  • Do not use your device over very dark moles or freckles.
  • Start with the lowest intensity setting to observe how your skin reacts.
  • Do not use this device if you have a very dark complexion.
  • Wear the provided protective glasses while using your IPL.
  • Do not use the IPL if you suffer from epilepsy.

While the Sleek Skin IPL meets all safety regulations and has been clinically tested, it is not for everyone. If you have concerns about whether or not the IPL is safe for your skin type, we recommend speaking to your doctor or dermatologist to determine if you’re suitable for this type of hair removal treatment.

Is It Painful?

The best part about laser hair removal is that it’s completely painless! You might experience a sensation similar to a sunburn in the area where the IPL is applied, but that heat generally fades quickly, and leaves you with smooth, beautiful, hair-free skin.

If you would like to learn more about the Sleek Skin IPL hair removal device, we invite you to reach out to us with any questions you may have. If you’re ready to ditch the razor and say hello to soft, touchable skin all year long, you can find this mini laser hair removal product in our online store. Click here to learn more and order your Sleek Skin IPL today.

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