Everything You Need to Know About IPL Hair Reduction 

If you’re considering IPL (intense pulsed light) with SkinBase, it pays to study up. But we know you’re super busy and may not have the time, so here’s everything you need to know…

If you’re considering IPL (intense pulsed light), it pays to study up. But we know you’re super busy and may not have the time, so here is everything you need to know about IPL

Many don’t opt for IPL purely to reduce hair in a certain area. If you’re susceptible to ingrown hairs that aggravate your skin then it can help to eliminate this issue too. The options for hair removal and reduction are endless. From waxing to threading and shaving to tweezing (and all the weird stuff in between). However, IPL is one of the few options that offers a more permanent approach to getting rid of body hair long term.

However, just like with any procedure you’re doing to your body, it’s a good idea to thoroughly research the ins and outs and know the process before you start a course of IPL. Because, while the end result will be fabulous, there are a few things to bear in mind and ways you can prep for the best IPL experience, wherever on your body you’re getting it done.

1. IPL Isn’t Painful

IPL sends pulses of light that are absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This energy converts to heat, damaging the hair follicle so it can’t produce a hair. The IPL system used by SkinBase therapists has a cooling cryo-handset which makes the whole process infinitely more comfortable.

2. Patience is a Virtue

IPL isn’t instant and you will require several treatments over the year to get the full result. You also must be really regular with your appointments. Hair follicles are all at different stages of their growth at any one time.  Regular treatments ensure each one has a chance to get zapped.

3. It’s a Pretty Quick Process

Our cooling handset means we don’t need to mess about with gels during treatment so it’s a pretty quick process. Combined with our large head size, treatments are fast and virtually pain-free. You will have a consultation with your SkinBase therapist before your IPL treatment so you have everything you need to know About IPL.

If you’re ready for a hair-free bod, now is the perfect time to start find your nearest IPL therapist now!