The Benefits Of IPL Hair Removal and Skin Regeneration
You might have seen the growing trend of IPL handsets and started to determine if its the right decision for you.
Does it actually work?
How long does it take for results to show?
Is it painful?
Why even use IPL to start with?
These are all probably questions you are having, I know because I had the same question before delving into the specifics of IPL myself.
What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light, shortened to IPL, is a form of cosmetic therapy used to remove hair as well as help with skin imperfections.
The light energy from the device will target either the hair follicle under the skin, or the skin itself based on what setting you use.
Its as simple as that.
IPL Hair Removal
IPL for hair removal will use a certain light frequency to heat up the hair follicle under the skin itself.
As the light is absorbed by the hair through multiple sessions during the growing cycle, the hair follicle will eventually deplete and the skin will fully push out the hair.
This is important due to the fact that during this period of time the hair can not regrow.
At this point you only have to use IPL once every couple of months to ensure that the hair follicle doesn't come back.
How often should I my IPL device to get rid of my unwanted hair?
Luckily the process is very easy to manage and not intimidating at all.
When starting out you have to use the device once a week until you get your desired results.
On average it takes about 3-6 weeks for the results to start to show.
After 12 weeks you only have to use the device once a month to once every 3 months.
That's a lot better than weekly waxing and daily shaving.
IPL Skin Regeneration
This is the part where IPL really piqued my interest.
For my whole life I thought skin imperfections and damage were a permanent issue that you had to deal with.
IPL solves this issue.
How does IPL Skin Regeneration work?
IPL Skin Regeneration works by heating up the skin cells itself.
During the therapy as its getting heated, it will get rid of the unwanted cells from the inside out.
Due to the fact that IPL send out multiple wavelengths it can target a variety of skin imperfections at once.
After using IPL Skin Regeneration its possible you will appear younger due to the after effects.
What are some of the imperfections IPL can fix?
1. Dark spots from aging
2. Sun spots
3. Stretch marks
4. Acne and Acne scars
5. Discolored skin
9. Spider veins
These are all issues we have to deal with because we are in fact humans so almost anyone can benefit.
How do I handle the skin regeneration process?
The schedule for Skin Regeneration is different than Hair removal due to the different cell growth cycles.
Unlike once a week with Hair Removal, its suggested you use IPL for skin once every 3 days.
As the treatments go on your skin will start to flake off..
Do not peel your skin during this time!
This is part of the process.
It's important that you let your body do the work for you and get rid of the unwanted skin cells to keep from further damaging your skin.
After the skin has flaked off you will have a brand new fresh set of skin waiting for you!
Why Shouldn't You Use IPL?
There are several reasons to avoid IPL if you fit any of these categories..
1. If you have recently tanned using any form of tanning solution including using sunlight, tanning creams/balms, and or tanning beds.
2. If you are using an active retinoid cream on the area you plan on using IPL.
This is because retinoid also causes the bad skin cells to flake off
3. If you have very dark skin tones.
4. If you have any form of skin resurfacing disorder.
5. If you have severe scarring issues in the past.
6. If you have keloid scar tissue.
Use this skin chart to quickly tell if your able to safely use IPL:
And that's it!
You should now have a basic understanding on the benefits, do's-and don'ts.
A complicated process made simple that way you can enjoy this wonderful invention that luckily we can take advantage of to help save us a lot of time, energy, and money.
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It is the first Dual-Mode At-Home IPL handset on the market. This is extremely important as it allows both Hair Removal and Skin Regeneration without having any annoying addons.
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