IPL hair removal
intense pulsed light
Common informations about IPL
The IPL method, Intense Pulsed Light, is suitable for permanently* removing unwanted body hair gently and painlessly. Pure light impulses are used, which are not bundled. Therefore the IPL does not belong to conventional lasers. The adjustable wavelength allows individual adaption to each patient and their needs.
The used flash-lamp devices operate with very short light impulses, which have a length of 200 to 300 milliseconds and thereby release an energy of 12 to 120 joules per square centimetre.
The big advantage fo the IPL technique is the possibility of treating several hair roots simultaneously. This saves time and money.
What happens in the body?
The dye contained in the hair is called melanin. A characteristic of this dye is the good absorption of light particles, so-called photons. Hair is therefore able to conduct light. The light is passed through the hair root up to 72° Celsius. As a result the hair root is desolated and cannot prevent the supply of nutrients anymore. This leads the hair to fall out and stops the regrowth.
Individual light filters are required for each patient, as hair and skin textures differ from each person. Therefore, the wavelengths which are not suitable for the skin and hair type are filtered out.
Durable* and efficient
The IPL treatment is very efficient, as larger areas can be treated at once. Therefore, you can save time and money. Furthermore, the treatment is completely painless and is usually perceived as relaxing due to the warmth. A single treatment can be integrated very easily into everyday life due to the short time required and even during a lunch break a treatment is possible.
Where and when to use IPL?
Areas of application
The IPL technology can be used in all areas of the body. The most popular body regions are the armpits, legs and the intimate or bikini area. However, every other body area can be treated successfully.
Skin and hair types
A successful treatment with IPL technology is possible for almost all skin and hair types. However, there are limits with the IPL technique for very light hair. Those hairs can be permanently* removed with other technologies we offer. The reason for this, is the lack of melanin in light hair, resulting in an insufficient forwarding to the hair root.
Process and device safety
In the first step our special gel is applied to the skin. This gel improves the light effect and the transmission of energy to the hair root. Afterwards the applicator, which emits light impulses, is slid over the area. These are transported via the melanin of the hair into the root of the hair, denaturing the protein of the hair root.
Our modern IPL devices are maintained and checked at fixed time intervals. Furthermore, all treatments are performed exclusively by our healthcare professionals so that damage to the skin is almost impossible.
During the treatment your eyes are protected by goggles which are approved for IPL treatment.
Intense sun exposure should be avoided right before and after the treatment. As well as visits to the solarium is not recommended, since it can lead to hypopigmentation of the skin due to a high radiation in a short period of time.
Growth cycles of the hair
Successful treatment is only possible if the hair is in the so-called growth phase. Statistically, about 20% of all hairs are in the same growth cycle. For this reason, several treatments are necessary to permanently* remove all hair. The regular treatment every 4 weeks is therefore essential for an optimal and permanent* result.