How does laser hair removal work?
Hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin selectively absorb highly controlled Laser energy. The absorbed light heats up the hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle. All without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Can all hair be treated?
Any hair with at least some pigment in it (black, brown, red and even blonde) can be treated effectively.
How does IPL work?
A cold gel (similar to ultrasound gel) will be spread over the treatment area. You will be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The Laser hand piece is then applied to your skin and pulses of light begin disabling your unwanted hair. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out over the next week or two.
Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. No local anesthesia is required and most people tolerate the treatment well.