The Hairy Truth: IPL and Laser Hair Removal
We can’t help but wonder sometimes, why do we grow hair where we don’t want it to be? Why do girls grow hair on their beautiful legs? This just hinders their Instagram worthy pictures and gorgeous bikini bodies. Why do some girls grow a slight facial hair? It makes them feel that they look like a man, and no girl wants that. Sad to say, but genetics is inevitable. You don’t get to choose whether you want your family line to be hairy or not; you don’t get to choose to be born hairless and flawless. But worry not; there is still a way to achieve your dreamy, flawless skin with the help of today’s new technology. We introduce you to the world of Hair Removal, both IPL and Laser Hair Removal.
Hair Removal: What is it?
Hair removal, in other words, known as epilation or depilation, is the deliberate removal of an individual’s body hair with the use of specific tools. Hair grows all over the human body, no matter how much we dread the fact that we grow hair to parts where we don’t want it to be, our bodies and genetic makeup dictate that we do need hair in that particular area. No matter how much we shave regularly, they will always grow back as long as our body tells it so. It is well-known that men grow significantly more hair than women, but women are indeed the ones who are more conscious about their bodies. Thus, they are the primary demographic of hair removal services. They want their bodies to be perfect as can be, and we cannot blame them, they are indeed a thing of beauty and should be carefully maintained. With that all said, here are the two primary Hair Removal technology or services that you may enlist to right now. Namely: IPL and Laser Hair Removal.
IPL Hair Removal
Intense Pulse Light or IPL is a technology used by cosmetic and medical professionals to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes. But its most common use is for hair removal. IPL Hair Removal is the process of removing a person’s hair by using a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun. This procedure delivers an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light, generally in the visible spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm to permanently remove hair for a very long duration of time. IPL works as if it is a flash-lamp; it sends out scattered wavelengths of light which makes it extremely targeted. However, this also means that it affects the pigment on your skin as well, so IPL only works effectively for those who have fair skin and dark hair at the moment. IPL is precise, straightforward, and painless, that is why more and more women are attracted to try it out as a cheaper alternative for Hair Removal.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal, on the other hand, is the process utilizing exposure to pulses of laser light to destroy the hair follicle. Twenty years of practice and experiments have been conducted just to perfect the Laser Hair Removal, and now that it is officially out to the public, the consumers of this product cannot be happier. The process is widely practiced in clinics, and now even at homes. Professionals use a device designed and priced for consumer self-treatment. The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal impact on surrounding tissue. Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, thereby heating the basal stem cells in the follicle which causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin.
And now that both processes have been briefly discussed, it is now up to you which of the two will you try out. Both can render your skin flawless as can be and both are tested already. Achieve the most flawless skin that you have been dreaming of with the help of these procedures.
- Princess Marasigan