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IPL Hair Removal
Questions & Answers:

What areas can be treated?
Intense pulse light hair removal can remove hair from the face (except around the eyes), back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini line, legs, and shoulders.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
IPL hair removal is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin, and most hair colors. We will administer a skin test that may determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

How does it work?
Intense Pulse Light is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding tissue.

How long does it take?
Hair removal treatments take just minutes for small areas and about a half hour for larger areas.

How many treatments will I need?
Several hair removal treatments are recommended for the best results. Results may vary based on skin type and the area that is being treated. Individual results may also vary. We offer several package options starting at $399.00, or we can help tailor a plan just for you. You do not need to let hair grow out between treatment sessions. 

How much does hair removal cost?
IPL hair removal is more affordable than you might think. Our packages start at $399.00 and up depending on area that is being treated and the number of treatment sessions that are purchased.

What will the treatment feel like?
Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure.

How quickly will I recover?
You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.

Are there any side effects?
Some typical side effects of IPL hair removal include a mild sunburn-like sensation (redness), accompanied by some minor swelling immediately following the treatment. These effects may last a few days.

What is IPL?
​Intense pulsed light is a technology used by medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photorejuvenation  as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne.  The technology uses a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun to deliver an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light, generally in the visible spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm. Various cutoff filters are commonly used to selectively filter out lower wavelengths, especially potentially damaging ultra violet light. The resulting light has a spectral range that targets specific structures and chromophores (e.g. melanin in hair, or oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels) that are heated to destruction and reabsorbed by the body. IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments, in that they both use light to heat and destroy their targets. But unlike lasers that use a single wavelength of light which typically matches only one chromophore, and hence only one condition, IPL uses a broad spectrum that when used with filters, allows it to be used against several conditions. This can be achieved when the IPL technician selects the appropriate filter that matches a specific chromophore.
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