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By: Sports Massage and IPL Permanent hair removal  05-06-2013
Keywords: Hair Removal, Laser Hair Removal, best hair removal

*A PERMENANT HAIR REDUCTION! REDUCE YOUR UNWANTED HAIR BY 90% * 02 Infuzion IPL Hair Removal What is IPL and what does IPL actually mean? IPL - Intense Pulsed Light is a technology in which light is converted to heat when it reaches the desired area within the skin’s layers without causing damage to the skin itself. IPL was originally developed as flash lamps to treat other skin conditions (such as skin rejuvenation and thread vein treatment) and doctors and patients observed hair loss as a result. Although both laser hair removal and IPL hair removal use light to cause thermal damage to the hair follicle, there are big differences. IPL uses specific wavelengths of light that are the optimum for absorption by the melanin pigmentation in hair yet at the same time minimizing the trauma to the skin. IPL differs from laser by being able to deliver greater energies at optimum wavelengths while causing less damage to the skin. So they both work well, but the IPL is much less painful and affordable. Other than then fact that IPL is much more effective than laser and electrolysis, laser and electrolysis have been known for their high pain factor. How does it work? The area to be treated is shaved clean. The IPL head is passed over the area and a pulse of light is applied. Permanent hair follicle destruction is only possible if enough heat (thermal) energy can be delivered to the hair bulb and for a long period. IPL also targets and destroys the feeder blood vessels to the hair follicles.The area is pre-shaved – so that the heat is delivered only to the hair bulb and not lost to hair on the surface of the skin. The heat loosens the hair shaft and disables the cells responsible for new hair growth. This affects the 30% of hair which is in the anagen or growing stage. Does IPL hurt? Most clients tolerate the procedure with minimal discomfort. However, the more the power is increased for maximum effectiveness, the stronger the "flicking" or "zapping" sensation on the skin. Is it a permanent treatment? IPL and laser, results in hair reduction. It should not be classed as permanent hair removal. FDA has also not approved anybody to say that it is permanent hair removal. The reason for this is that hormones, medication, stress and other factors can make your body produce new hair follicles or stimulate dormant hair follicles. When will I see results? In 1 to 2 weeks following your treatment your hairs will fall out of the treated area. About 20 – 30% of your hairs are destroyed with each treatment session and the rest will slowly grow back. With each session your hair will become finer and less dense. How many treatments are required for a successful IPL treatment? For hair reduction you will need between 6 and 10 treatments on each area depending on your skin and hair type. Some people then require a maintenance treatment once a year or so. Is it Safe? Absolutely! With our trained staff and the knowledge at o2 Infuzion! IPL only emits non-ionising radiation. This therefore does not alter the molecular structure and no cell damage is caused as the wavelength does not penetrate deep enough, Therefore skin cancer from IPL is not at all likely. Do I need to do anything before my IPL treatment? Stay out of the sun for one month before your treatment, and use a 30+ sun protection when you are exposed. Do not use "fake-tan" or solariums for at least 3 weeks before your treatment. Do not wax, pluck or bleach for at least one month before your treatment. Shaving is preferred as it encourages vigorous growth, making the hairs more susceptible to treatment.
What do I need to do after my IPL treatment? Avoid direct sun light for 4weeks after the treatment. Use a high quality 30+ sunscreen. The occurrence of redness in the area treated is very common and may last for a couple of days. Whilst the redness is present you must avoid swimming and the use of hot baths and scented lotions, soaps or exfoliants, shaving or activities that cause excessive perspiration. In the unusual case of crusting or swelling of the skin apply moisturiser; do not pick the area for it may cause infection.

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