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Laser Hair Removal in Essex County
Say goodbye to painful epilation with IPL permanent hair reduction, commonly referred to as “Laser Hair Removal” (Not a laser, it’s an Intense Pulsed Light!). At our cosmetic skin clinic in Essex County, we understand how frustrating unwanted hair can be. Whether it’s on your face, legs, arms, or any other part of your body, hair growth can affect your self-esteem, make you feel self-conscious, and possibly lead to other skin concerns like folliculitis. Traditional hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing can be time-consuming and often result in unpleasant cuts, burns, and ingrown hairs. That’s why we offer IPL permanent hair reduction– a safe, effective, and long-term solution to unwanted hair growth.
IPL permanent hair reduction involves the use of a broad-spectrum light that penetrates the skin and targets the hair follicle. IPL permanent hair reduction works by allowing the heat-generated light to specifically target and destroy the hair follicle, hindering future hair growth. The treatment is performed in a series of sessions, typically 6-8, and the time frame between sessions required will depend on the individual’s hair growth pattern, skin type, and the area to be treated. IPL permanent hair reduction permanently removes 70% of (pigmented) hair growth in the treated area with the
remaining 30% to be treated a couple of times each year as maintenance depending on each patient.
Hair Reduction Using IPL
IPL permanent hair reduction is a cosmetic procedure that uses high-energy, medical-grade devices that emit concentrated light and target the hair shaft of individual hairs. Suitable for all skin types and all hair types, except for lighter hairs (white or blonde) since the hairs do not contain pigment the light from the IPL would not be able to capture the follicle.
Lasting Hair Removal
Unlike traditional hair removal methods and depilatory creams, which only provide temporary results for a short period of time, IPL permanent hair reduction can provide long-term or permanent hair reduction. The efficacy of this medical aesthetic treatment in terms of reduction in hair growth is dependent on hair density, hair color, skin type, skin color, hair types and sticking to the strict time scheduling of the hair growth cycle. The time between appointments is determined by the area that is getting treated, full body IPL permanent hair reduction should never be completed in the same session as each body area requires a separate scheduling.
Targets the Complete Hair Cycle
The procedure requires multiple IPL sessions (minimum and average 6) as well as, maintenance treatments that are scheduled according to preset treatment plans to catch each hair growth cycle. Maintenance treatments are also determined by age, hair growth, ethnicity, and hormonal changes. These repeat treatments may be required at 2-4 week intervals, 4-6 week intervals, and even 8-10 week intervals depending on the treated area.
Permanent Hair Removal + Treatments.
IPL permanent hair reduction is a safe, effective, and long-term solution to unwanted hair growth. And while IPL permanent hair reduction is safe and effective for most people it is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, women undergoing fertility treatments, patients with epilepsy or prone to seizures, or individuals with certain skin conditions/autoimmune disorders. Medical history will be discussed prior to booking appointments. Here are some of the advantages of IPL permanent hair reduction:
Minimal Discomfort and lasting
IPL permanent hair reduction is less painful than other methods of hair removal and it leaves the skin smooth and hair-free. Most people describe IPL permanent hair reduction as a slightly uncomfortable sensation similar to being snapped with a rubber band. Sometimes numbing creams are used to make the medical procedure more comfortable. However, whatever discomfort is felt during treatment is immediately gone once the treatment is completed. Post care and medical grade healing topicals are set up for patient comfort after each session.
Can target individual body-parts
The precise and targeted nature of IPL permanent hair reduction also makes it ideal for treating body hair in difficult-to-reach areas such as the bikini line, back, and underarms.
Works on everyone
IPL permanent hair reduction offers a means of permanent hair reduction (70% removal) on coarse hairs on all skin tones. IPL permanent hair reduction is most effective on individuals with dark hair and fair skin. People with light-colored hair, such as blonde hair, red hair, or grey/white hair, will not see the same results as those with dark hair.
Minimal risk of lasting complications
IPL permanent hair reduction technology offers the guarantee of permanent hair loss with a minimal time of treatment and minimal potential risks. Risks will be discussed during consultations prior to first appointment. Most risks are temporary and minimal as long as patients follow along with pre and post treatment care which will be also discussed during consultations.
IPL Permanent Hair Reduction FAQs
Is IPL permanent hair reduction safe?
While IPL hair reduction sessions are generally safe, some potential side effects can occur. Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, itching, skin irritation, hair shaft ejection and mild pain, which usually subside within a few hours to a few days. Rarely, the treatment can cause skin damage, burns, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation as long as full medical history has been discussed with the practitioner and pre/post care instructions are followed. That’s why it is essential to choose a reputable hair removal clinic with fully qualified and experienced advanced medical aesthetic practitioners who can minimize the risk of complications and ensure you receive a safe and effective treatment.
How long does a IPL permanent hair reduction session take?
The duration of each treatment session depends on the area being treated. Generally, a session can take between 20 minutes to an hour and a half. This includes a pre cleanse, hot towel steams, proper post care topical application and possibly a soothing mask!
Is IPL permanent hair reduction painful?
Most people describe IPL permanent hair reduction as a slightly uncomfortable sensation similar to being snapped with a rubber band. Sometimes numbing creams are used to make the medical procedure more comfortable. Our device also includes a cooling tip hand piece which assists with patient comfort.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required for IPL permanent hair reduction varies depending on the individual and the area being treated. Typically, we recommend between six to eight sessions with the addition of a couple maintenance sessions throughout the years to target the remaining 30% of hair growth.
Can I shave between sessions?
Yes, shaving is the preferred method of hair removal between sessions. Avoid waxing or plucking, as this can disturb the hair follicles and affect the effectiveness of the treatment. Waxing, threading and plucking should be forever avoided as pulling the hair follicle will just allow a new one to grow in and thus starting the process all over again.
Do I need to be careful about anything during treatment?
Yes, avoid sun exposure 5 days before and after each treatment, tight or restrictive clothing, hot showers, hot tubs, swimming pools, alcohol for about 24-48 hrs before and after treatment, irritants to the skin including makeup for about 24hrs, exfoliative products after the treatment until the skin is healed. Full pre and post care will have had been discussed with the practitioner.
While there are potential complications, these can be minimized by choosing a reputable clinic with experienced practitioners. At our medical spa, we offer various IPL permanent hair reduction packages to help you achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to book your consultation.
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