What type of skin is suitable for IPL?
IPL works best on Fitzpatrick scale skin types I to IV. Here is the chart for your reference.
What type of hair is suitable for IPL?
IPL treatment is most effective on dark hair. It is not effective on very light, red or grey coloured hair.
Duration of the treatment?
IPL treatment can lead to permanent hair reduction when used regularly every week.
With this treatment, you can get silky smooth skin in just 8-12 weeks.
Steps to Use
To start, keep the following things with you
- User manual
- Damp cloth or ice pack (if needed)
Before the treatment
Shave (not wax and tweeze) the area you want to treat with IPL.
Step 1: Press the green light at the back to turn on the device.
Step 2: Set the level of intensity according to your skin type by pressing the back button.
Step 3: Place the device on the skin and press the flash button.
After the treatment
Treat the area with a damp cloth or ice pack.
What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It uses high intensity light with wavelength range that targets the specific cells in hair follicles. The light converts into heat energy that shrinks the hair follicles and ultimately leads to the reduction of hair.
Is IPL suitable for all skin tones?
IPL works for all except the darkest skin tone. Please refer to the chart on How To Use page to check the skin tone. IPL or Laser targets melanin content which is responsible for color. For dark skin type, IPL device cannot differentiate between skin and hair and can sometime target skin. That is why IPL is not recommended for darkest skin type.
Does IPL work on all hair color?
IPL treatment relies on melanin in the hair absorbing the light energy. Treatment is most effective on dark hair. It is not effective on very light, red or grey coloured hair.
Which hair removal method can I use before the treatment?
During the treatment, you can shave. Do not wax or tweeze during the treatment as it can damage the upper layer of the skin. Basically there should not be any barrier between the skin and handset.
How long before I start seeing the results?
Usually IPL treatment takes 12 sessions but you can start seeing results in 5-6 sessions. However, everyone will see results at a different time since everyone’s skin tone, hair color, hair growth cycle and body’s reaction to IPL is different.
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