Intense Pulsed Lasers (IPL) At Home Method And Product Review
Spy delves into the new at-home hair removal tool – IPL – in their article “What is IPL? A Brief Look Into the Rising At-Home Laser Hair Removal Method”. At-home hair removal has gone from razors, waxing and shaving creams to IPL devices. Laser hair removal works by targeting heat which destroys the hair follicles during the growth stage. Dr. Green states “hairs can grow back after IPL laser hair removal treatments, though they will be lighter, finer, and fewer in number”. IPL is also not suited for all skin types. As the laser works on the contrast between light skin tone and dark hair, therefore IPL laser is not suitable for blonde, red, or gray hair. Dr. Green explains “because IPL targets darker pigment, it is not suitable for tanned or dark skin because the laser cannot differentiate between healthy skin and hair”.
Spy has also done a product review in the article “Braun IPL Review: Finally, a Device Makes At-Home Laser Hair Removal Easy and Smooth”. This tool can be used at-home to help with the hair removal process. Though some may find it more painful than others, good results have been achieved. IPL at-home devices aren’t as powerful as clinical devices so the results won’t last as long. To reduce unwanted side effects from an IPL treatment, it is best to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal with a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Green.