IPL Hair Removal And You!

In July 1997, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the IPL hair elimination system. It has come a long way since then, and with the modern technology already available, pulsed light devices can in most cases effectively solve the problem of unwanted body hair. Read this article to know about two different laser hair removal techniques.

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Two abbreviations to help with your research are:

  • VPL: variable pulse light

  • IPL: Intense pulsed light

Variable pulse light is the next version of Intense Pulse Laser and uses a series of specially selected electrolysis wavelengths that achieve maximum absorption of melanin, the pigment in hair, to facilitate deactivation of hair follicles. The advantage of this system is that these light energy microwaves effectively stop the growth of all hair textures from coarse to fine with minimal effect on the skin.

This all sounds great when you're dealing with unwanted body hair. Are there any downsides? There's a price for one thing. IPL hair elimination is not the cheapest method of hair elimination, but it is certainly not as costly as electrolysis. IPL hair elimination covers a large area at once and treats many hair follicles while electrolysis takes care of them one by one thoroughly.

For an exact fee, you should consult the clinic of your choice. You will definitely do a test first to see how your skin is receiving treatment. They can provide you with an estimate of the number of sessions required and an estimated cost.