5 Things You Should Know Before Getting IPL
If you are new to IPL or considering Permanent Hair Removal, it's important you know these 5 things. After all, you are committing to being hair-free forever.
IPL HAIR REMOVAL IS PERMANENT
The treatment will permanently reduce all suitable hair in the target area over a course of treatments at intervals recommended by your Therapist. Some hormonal changes and medications can activate previously dormant hair follicles to begin producing a small amount of hair. This hair can be easily treated with maintenance sessions as recommended by your Therapist.
YOU NEED TO BE CONSISTENT TO SEE RESULTS
Hair grows in cycles and is easily influenced by hormonal changes. Because of this 6 - 12 treatments 4-6 weeks a part are normally recommended. It's important you stay consistent with the time between appointments, this is to ensure the treatment is effective at targeting the hair while in the follicle. Every client and every hair is different - so we suggest booking in at your favourite BB Clinic for a complementary consultation so we can get you feeling smoother for longer!
SUN EXPOSURE CAN IRRITATE OR INFLAME SKIN POST IPL
When receiving IPL treatments it is always recommended clients stay away from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. This ensures skin sensitised by IPL treatments will stay protected, reducing the risk greatly of skin damage. Exposure to sunlight can mean the treatment will be less effective which means results may not be as amazing. Furthermore, excessive sun exposure post IPL can cause skin irritation and inflammation so it’s best to steer clear of direct sunlight beauties!
IPL HAIR REMOVAL IS LESS EFFECTIVE ON SUN DAMAGED OR TANNED SKIN TYPES
Your gorgeous summer glow, while stunning, can impede on your permanent hair reduction treatments. In short, the light in IPL is attracted to the dark pigment of the follicle, which causes thermal damage to retard future hair growth. If you’re rocking a summer tan it makes it harder for the light to seek out the darker pigments in the skin (the hairs). This in turn may make the hair reduction procedure less effective meaning you may need extra treatments.