IPL Hair Reduction
For hair removal that is affective, Charleston men and women can achieve excellent results with IPL technology. Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we use the latest advanced equipment, designed to work for different skin and hair types. With only a few sessions under the guidance of one of our trained technicians, you can now permanently reduce hair growth! And as if that wasn’t enough, IPL technology can also be used for anti-aging skin rejuvenation!
*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.
About IPL Hair Reduction
Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC, we use Cynosure technology, formerly Palomar Icon aesthetic systems. This company produces some of the most advanced IPL systems that are available today in the cosmetic industry. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and the equipment delivers intense pulses of non-coherent light at wavelengths between 500 and 1200 nanometers. This spectrum of light vaporizes the root and shaft of hair follicles for permanent hair reduction. It is safe for all skin types and also:
- Effectively treats fine as well as dark, coarse hair types
- Can be used to treat any area of the body, except around the eyes
Before Hair Removal Treatment
To ensure the best results possible, it is advised that you refrain from shaving, waxing, or plucking before your initial treatment session. The equipment will be able to more effectively target follicle shafts and roots when they are fully intact. Upon arrival, one of our trained technicians will discuss your goals and calibrate the equipment for your hair and skin color. We will create a customized treatment program with lengths of time in between session most appropriate for your hair and skin type.
During and After Treatment
While there are no adverse side effects, patients may feel slight discomfort during the treatment but can resume normal activity immediately after treatment. After treatment, you may be advised to limit your sun exposure, especially patients with fair skin tones. To achieve the best possible results, we generally advise six to eight treatment sessions.
Appointments Available in Charleston, SC
For more information about hair removal and our other non-surgical, cosmetic medicine services, contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery. Call our Charleston plastic surgery office to speak with expert cosmetic technicians and learn about the options available to you. We are conveniently located in Charleston on private Daniel Island.