Electrolysis is effective but since it only treats one hair follicle at a time, it is not practical for large areas and can be extremely painful and time-consuming. IPL selectively destroys hundreds of follicles upon each pulse of light delivered without harming the surrounding skin. The light absorbed by the pigment in the follicles is transformed into heat, which can safely disable the follicle. The heat loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. Since pigment is necessary to treat effectively, we cannot treat gray, blonde or silver hair.
Hair follicles grow in cycles. It is impossible to treat all the viable hair follicles in one session. To be effective, a series of six to eight treatments is necessary. To target the active growth cycles, the treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart. During this time, it is important to shave or clip the new hair growth between hair removal treatments. No waxing, plucking or hair removal creams should be used since the hair shaft must be intact for the light energy to be transmitted to the hair bulb.
Almost all areas, such as the face (except around the eyes), back, chest, shoulders, legs and arms can be treated effectively, quickly and safely.
We use the ICON Aesthetic System due to its unparalleled efficacy, no need for anesthetic cream, the SkinTel® patented skin melanin measuring device for safety and no downtime. Experience the freedom of no more waxing, tweezing or shaving!