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Laser Hair Removal

Confused about the different choices on hair removal? You are not alone. There are many different laser technologies available for permanent epilation or hair removal. These laser machines differ on their ability to remove hair safely and effectively without causing epidermal burn especially for people who are dark or tanned. Some lasers are better than others in this regard. The synergy of optical energy and bipolar Radiofrequency or IPL RF allows the hair to be targeted selectively without causing skin damage. Higher energies can be used without increasing the risk for epidermal burns. In addition, light colored or gray hair can be removed effectively as it does not rely solely on optical energy to target the hair follicle. This is an advancement in technology that no traditional laser machine can do. The IPL RF is also the most comfortable compared to other laser machines as very high fluences are not needed to effectively remove hair. Clearly this is a superior choice for removing unwanted hair safely, effectively and most comfortably.

How does the IPLRF get rid of my hair?

The machine uses gentle light and electric energies to damage the hair follicle. This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually over several treatments, there is a permanent reduction in the amount of hair in that area. Is treatment safe? Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the technology that make it one of the safest hair removal systems available for all skin colors. There are no long term health hazards from light or electric energies . Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

What kind of results can I expect from IPLRF treatment?

Each treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, finer, and slower growing. It takes more than 1 treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-8 treatments, but individual results vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair.

How frequently do I need treatments?

The treatments are usually performed every 2-3 months, but this depends on individual factors that your clinician will discuss with you during consultation.

Does the treatment hurt?

The sensation is often described as “hot pinch”, or “snapping” feeling. The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anesthetic cream which may be used for very sensitive individuals to numb the skin and make the procedure very comfortable or virtually painless.

What happens after each treatment?

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hairs over the next 3-4 weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.

Who should get Intense Pulse Light RF treatment for Hair Removal?

Anyone who wants an alternative to shaving, waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment which will be discussed with your clinician during consultation.

 

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