Laser, IPL and electrolysis will leave you hair-free for months at a time.
Laser hair removal and IPL
Laser hair removal uses a single wavelength of light (laser) to target, heat and damage hair follicles. It’s been shown to successfully reduce hair growth but, unlike electrolysis, it can’t claim to permanently remove hair. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a newer treatment than laser that works on the same principle, but instead of using a single wavelength, a flash lamp emits hundreds of wavelengths in each burst of light.
Laser and IPL can treat large areas (such as the back or legs) at once, so it’s much faster than electrolysis (and IPL is faster than laser). But you’ll still need to have multiple treatment sessions as this kind of treatment is most effective when hair is in the ‘growing’ phase, and only a certain proportion of hairs are in this phase at any one time. Most people need three to six treatments.
Who is laser hair removal and IPL for?
Laser and IPL treatment works best on people with dark hair and light skin, as the melanin in dark hair absorbs more of the laser energy. Darker skin types also have to be treated carefully as the pigment in the skin may absorb too much of the energy and cause skin damage. The Nd:YAG type of laser can be safely used on a larger variety of skin types.
Risks and side effects of laser and IPL
- Laser light can damage the eyes so you need to wear protective goggles.
- It can cause some redness around the treated area, but this should only last for a few hours.
- If not applied properly, a laser can burn the skin. There’s a risk of blistering after treatment, especially for people with darker skin.
- There’s a risk of skin discoloration (either lightening or darkening of the skin).
Find out more about the risks of IPL.
Where to get laser hair removal and IPL done
Visit Daisy’s Signature Organic Beauty Empire Ltd
Head Office: 15 Olawale Dawodu Street, off Ajayi Aina Street, Ifako Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria.
Branch: 1 Nwora Close, off Oghosa crescent, off ihama road, GRA, Benin city Edo, Nigeria.