IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. 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. Our IPL hair reduction equipment is calibrated to your skin tone and hair color. IPL hair reduction by O’Neill Plastic Surgery is a great option for women and men who no longer want to deal with the hassle and pain of shaving, waxing, and plucking.
Is IPL Hair Removal Right for Me?
IPL hair removal is definitely right for you if you are tired of shaving, waxing and plucking hair. It works great on any type of hair and can be used on almost any part of the body. IPL has other benefits as well. This procedure effectively treats fine as well as dark, coarse hair types. It can be used to treat any area of the body, except around the eyes. IPL Hair Removal is safe for all skin types and has no adverse side effects or down time (although some discomfort during treatment is normal).
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.
O’Neill Plastic Surgery
Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you are bothered by constantly having to remove hair, you may want to consider IPL hair removal. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dr. O’Neill’s office today. Call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online.