IPL hair removal takes about 30 minutes on average per treatment.
You should opt for IPL if you're wanting to decrease your hair growth in certain areas. You should also go in for a session when your skin is at its natural pigmentation and not accentuated by any fake tan or sun exposure.
Wearing loose and comfortable clothing is recommended, you don't want to irritate the skin unnecessarily. Also, a cool pack or cold shower can increase the comfortability and recovery from the treatment. You should also consider hanging up the sports bra and shelving the protein shaker for a couple of days and avoid sun exposure for the first 48 hours after the treatment.
The average gap between treatments is roughly six to eight weeks. This depends on the hair cycle and the area that is being treated. Your technician will be able to advise you on the best time to come back in for your follow-up session.
After you've had your initial sessions, you can expect to have a reduction of around 90 percent in hair growth. A top-up every six to 12 months is recommended.
IPL hair removal costs $155 on average.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a light style of treatment. Whereas, laser hair removal is using technology that is an actual laser. What happens with IPL is that there is a distribution of light emitted which reduces the hair growth and with laser hair removal it's a concentrated single beam of light that works better at attacking the follicle.