IPL, also known as intense pulsed light, can be used as a form of permanent hair removal.
Stray hairs can make the facial and body canvas appear rougher and duller than it really is due to the shadows being cast over the skin. Removing unwanted hair is a popular treatment to get smooth skin.
The intense pulsed light targets melanin (dark pigments in hair and skin) at the hair shaft and roots. The light is then absorbed by the roots, causing it to be destroyed.
IPL only targets active hair follicles. Our hair follicles take turns being active in different cycles and hence multiple sessions would be required to remove the majority of hair in the targeted area.
Regrowth of hair will be finer and less pigmented. Reduction of hair growth results in smoother skin.
IPL also targets melanin in the skin, the areas that have been treated will also become brighter.
Popular areas include (but not limited to)