For epilation, the client is positioned in a comfortable position on the treatment table and the skincare professional moves the handpiece, which sends intense pulses of light to the hair shafts within the skin. The dose of light is highly controlled, with a specific wavelength of light used for a particular client’s skin and hair colour.
After applying the light pulse, the handpiece is moved over the skin to the next area to be treated. The light emitted by the device travels through the skin tissue where it is absorbed by melanin, which is the pigment that gives hair its colour and is found within the root of the hair. As melanin absorbs light, heat is generated that destroys the hair cells in the wall of the hair follicle.
IPL is used safely by people of all skin tones and has no effect on skin pigment. It works on all hair colours except grey hair which has lost all pigment. Although IPL does not permanently remove hair, it significantly reduces hair growth and coarseness. Typically, depending on the area to be treated, the client will need an IPL procedure to remove hair about once per month for the first three months, and less frequently thereafter. With sequential treatment after one year, IPL may only be required once or twice a year to maintain results.
The side effects of IPL hair removal treatments are generally minimal. In almost all cases, clients who opt for IPL hair removal have no downtime. Serious side effects of IPL are rare, affecting less than 1% of people who choose treatment. Redness around the treatment site is typical but usually lasts for a maximum of one to two hours. Treatment is usually painless, to a much lesser extent than electrolysis or laser treatment. Local anesthetics are not required beforehand.
The number of best ipl hair removal in Singapore depends on several factors, including the density of the hair and the contrast in the colour of the skin and the hair that is removed. In addition, there are other factors that affect hair growth such as age, genetics and hormones that may require more or less IPL treatments for hair removal.
Typically six to eight IPL treatments achieve the most optimal results with a 50% hair reduction after two or three treatments. Prices start at $ 40 for a small area, up to $ 400 for a large area.