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Here’s Everything You Need to Learn about IPL

For many years, IPL hair removal remained a salon secret. Today, the buzz surrounding this treatment has been making rounds in and outside of the salon. 

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal devices emit moderate light pulses. This causes hair loss, decreased hair production in a specific area, and provides smooth and regenerated skin that lasts.

With IPL hair removal, you can be permanently hairless in as quick as four treatments. Such treatments can be done on your most intimate areas, such as the underarms and bikini area. At the same time, the levels could also be adjusted for more sensitive areas, such as the face. With this, you can say goodbye to razors, waxing, and epilators.

Read on to discover everything you need to learn about IPL hair removal.

The Details of an IPL Treatment

Melanin, a component of hair, contributes to the effectiveness of IPL. The melanin absorbs the light from the flashes like a black blanket on a hot day, causing the hair to rest. As a result, the skin becomes hairless.

IPL Vs. Laser

Firstly, you might be here because you’re considering alternate hair removal treatments. Perhaps you are tired of shaving, plucking, waxing, and failed do-it-yourself methods. As such, you may want to look into Laser Hair Removal (LHR) and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). 

Contrary to popular belief, IPL and laser hair removal are NOT interchangeable. Both LHR and IPL use light to remove and inhibit hair regrowth. 

1. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL uses broad-spectrum light with varying wavelengths to penetrate the skin. IPL emits a more scattered, and less focused light than laser.

Light pulses from IPL devices are absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. The skin absorbs the light and converts it to heat, which kills hair follicles and hinders hair renewal.

IPL hair removal equipment can treat bigger skin areas than laser hair removal devices due to its broad-spectrum light. IPL treatments are faster, but they take more sessions to achieve the same effects as laser treatments.

IPL devices work best on lighter skin tones with dark hair. Blonde hairs coexist with dark hair follicles. Certain hair-skin combinations also work well with IPL machines.

IPL is a cosmetic hair removal method that is available in salons, spas. It can lose up to 85% of hair and prevent or limit regrowth for a year. Multiple treatments are recommended for best results and to avoid burning the skin, which can cause redness and burns.

2. Laser Hair Removal (LHR)

Medical lasers focus a single wavelength of light on the desired location for maximum penetrability. Light absorbed by hair pigment multiplies the hair shaft while avoiding contact with the skin.

The term “laser” refers to “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” with “light” referring to any frequency of electromagnetic radiation.

Treatment is available for the face, underarms, legs, chest, back, hands, feet, bikini line, and groyne. It works well on darker or chromophores-containing hair.

When paired with other non-pigment-dependent procedures, laser hair removal can remove blonde, grey, and red hair. To considerably remove hair, six to ten sessions without a pause are required.

Hair that grows quickly may necessitate additional treatments. Subsequent treatments are scheduled every four to six weeks to allow the skin to recuperate and the dead hair shafts to fall out naturally.

LHR is a medical procedure conducted by trained specialists. The treatments are spaced apart to avoid overstressing the skin. If this occurs, hair will regrow finer and thinner. Laser hair removal can keep hair from growing back for at least two years.


If you were here to discover a new hair removal method, well you’re in luck to learn about IPL. With this quick, easy, and cost-effective treatment, you never have to worry about being hair-free again. Simply be disciplined, trust the process, and see the results for yourself!

The Beauty Spot is a salon on the Gold Coast that welcomes you for life-changing and beautifying treatments. Pamper yourself with us today!

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