Are you finding yourself becoming frustrated with unwanted hair? Women commonly deal with unwanted hair in areas like the legs, armpits, and bikini line, while men often have unwanted hair on the chest and back. Regardless of where you have unwanted hair, IPL hair removal is an effective, safe, and easy treatment.
Here at Dr. Park Ave, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Free yourself from the hassle of manual hair removal methods when you choose IPL treatments. Visit us in Franklin Lakes, NJ to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What is IPL Hair Removal?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and it is a method of treatment that can be used for a variety of purposes. When it comes to hair removal, IPL is a similar treatment to laser. The differences between the two, however, are why many patients choose IPL hair removal above all other options.
IPL treatments target the hair follicle so that the hair itself and the surrounding skin are left undamaged. Both IPL and laser are similar in this regard, and both can produce permanent results. Laser treatments use a monochromatic light source, while IPL uses broadband light, which is a wavelength of light.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Typically, individuals with fair skin and dark, coarse hair make the best candidates for IPL hair removal. This treatment is ideal for people who are tired of manually removing their hair everyday or every other day.
You can achieve permanent results with IPL treatments after multiple sessions. Some patients may need up to 12 sessions, but taking this route can save you significant time and money in the long run.
What to Expect
The first thing you need to know is that you have to have intact follicles in order for an IPL treatment to be effective. That means that you are okay to shave before your appointment, but waxing pulls out the follicle so you have to refrain from doing that before your treatment. It is also important to stay out of the sun before your appointment since the IPL device targets melanin. How long your session will last depends on how large of an area you are having treated.
If you are interested in IPL hair removal, we encourage you to visit Dr. Park Ave to learn more. Our professionals at our practice in Franklin Lake, NJ would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!