Summer means you’re showing off more than your body than you do in other seasons. If you have dark, thick body hair, it’s understandable that you want to get it removed before you’re hitting the beach. Dr. Joseph Guarino of DermaCosmedica discusses how you can get hair removal in Hamilton, NJ.
What is IPL Hair Removal?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Commonly used interchangeably with laser hair removal, they’re, in fact, different things. While both work by heating up and destroying hair follicles to remove hair, IPL is just a light source and not a laser. IPL utilizes a broad spectrum of light, while laser hair removal uses a single wavelength to eliminate unwanted hair.
The Advantages of IPL Hair Removal
One of the best benefits of IPL hair removal is that it can be used on just about any part of the body, on both men and women. This includes underarms, legs, chest and back, and the bikini area. It’s FDA-approved and safe, so you have nothing to worry about when getting this treatment. It’s both safe and effective on almost any skin type.
This treatment can be done quickly and effectively while giving you back the self-confidence you need. There’s minimal downtime after the procedure, so you can go right back to normal life and activities when it’s done. IPL is able to treat a fairly large area at one time, making hair removal quicker and easier for you.
The Hair Removal Process
Before any cosmetic service is performed, Dr. Guarino will do a consultation with you. During this, he’ll go over any medical conditions you may have and find out what your goals are to make sure this treatment is right for you. During this consultation, he can give you an estimate of how many treatments you’ll need. It usually takes about 4-6 sessions for complete removal.
During the session, you’ll be required to wear glasses to protect your eyes from the light. The device is handheld and Dr. Guarino will pass it over the desired area to destroy hair follicles. The light is designed to only target hair follicles and shouldn’t irritate the skin around it. You may feel a minor pinching sensation during the procedure.
Most people get laser hair removal on their lunch break and go right back to work! There are mild side effects that can last a few days after the treatment, and sometimes last longer. These include the lightening of the skin, darkening of the skin (like a sunburn), or mild swelling and redness of the skin. Dr. Guarino will give you personalized tips for care that are based on your skin type and condition.
Getting Hair Removal in Hamilton, New Jersey
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