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Get Rid of Unwanted Hair: Opt for IPL

Women having hair in certain parts of their body has never been fashionable. Over the years, several ways to get rid of unwanted body hair has been developed and that is what we will look into.


Traditional Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

First, which parts of the body do women typically have unwanted body hair? The most common is under the arms. Typically, women resort to shaving or plucking the hair out of their armpits although this can be quite tedious. Women also like to keep their eyebrows perfectly shaped and in order to do this, plucking or threading is done. Plucking the individual hair strands from the eyebrows can take quite some time.

However, it is the best way to keep eyebrows perfectly shaped. You can also have an eyebrow threading session in a salon, although this can be quite painful.  Other parts of the body which have unwanted hair that can be shaved, waxed or plucked are the arms, legs, the upper lips and the bikini area.

How about IPL Hair Removal?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technological breakthrough for hair removal. Plastic surgeons make use of this advanced technology for patients who need to get rid of facial and body hair with the least discomfort. When compared to traditional hair removal procedures such as electrolysis and waxing, IPL is by far the most popular and effective treatment available.

As the name itself suggests, a broad spectrum of intense pulsed light is emitted from a handheld device which penetrates the top skin layer and targets the follicles or root to prevent the growth of hair. The compact device has special lens which keeps the skin constantly cool during the treatment to avoid any burns or injuries. Patients who undergo this non-invasive and gentle treatment feel no discomfort apart from a slight sting, similar to a snap of a rubber band.

Plastic surgeons who offer the treatment regulate the wavelength depending upon the type of hair, skin and region treated. People of any skin type can opt for this unique treatment with no downtime. Both large and small areas can be treated with procedural time ranging from fifteen minutes to an hour.

The IPL is also said to benefit you by stimulating the production of collagen which improves the skin’s elasticity and texture. Those interested in the IPL procedure should take note that it is a progressive treatment which requires multiple sessions for increased hair reduction results.

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