I am very lucky that I get to attend a lot of beauty events and launches and therefore I get to find out first hand knowledge about products as well as getting to test them out. IPL hair removal has been around for a little while now, with most people being most familiar probably with the Philips Lumea device. I have tested out my fair share of IPL devices and so I think I just assume that everyone actually knows what it is, however most of my friends don’t actually have a clue what it is and often I get asked just that question, what is it?
So with that in mind, I thought I’d answer 5 questions about IPL hair removal. Whether you are new to IPL or not these should help clear a few things up
1. Is IPL Is The Same As Laser Hair Removal?
The answer to this is no. IPL or known as Intense Pulsed Light emits light of all visible wavelengths (like a photo flash) whereas laser uses one specific wavelength of light, imagine a laser pointer. IPL is more commonly something that can be used at home and has been developed so it is safe to use at home, whereas laser you would find in a salon. IPL is slightly faster than laser as a larger area of skin can be treated in one flash.
IPL works by emitting gentle pulses of light to the hair root to produce heat that is then transferred to the hair follicle. This stimulates the hair follicle to go into a resting phase and as a consequence the hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited. Read More »