Unsightly and awkward body hair can be a real nuisance; it can affect your personal life, your self-esteem, and even your personal hygiene. Even if your body hair isn’t that big an inconvenience, just think of the time you’ll save in the bathroom not having to shave everywhere all the time.
What Does IPL Stand For?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL treatments are often referred to as photo rejuvenation, due to its use of “selective photothermolysis” during treatment. Photothermolysis is the process by which IPL lasers convert light energy to heat energy and treat unwanted hair and skin pigments. IPL lasers can use photothermolysis to remove unwanted hair, or to correct skin hyperpigmentation, rosacea, age spots and the appearance of sun damage.
What Makes IPL Hair Removal Different From Other Laser Hair Removal?
Unlike other types of hair removal lasers that use a single light wavelength concentration, such as the Alexandrite Laser or the Diode Laser, IPL lasers use a full spectrum of light wavelengths. IPL lasers can alter the intensity of its pulsed light beams with various filters, but it can’t be refined to a single wavelength.
One of the biggest reasons why IPL lasers are so popular in the hair removal industry is the lower cost. On average, IPL treatments are cheaper than the standard cost of laser hair removal. Additionally, they can treat larger skin portions at a time, so areas like the legs and back can be treated in a fraction of the time required with standard lasers.