The Benefits of IPL Hair Removal


Professional hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments and has been proven to be a quick alternative to the less effective and more time-consuming means of waxing and shaving. Professional hair removal is the only way to ensure permanent hair reduction. Dr. Guarino at DermaCosmedica Spa discusses IPL and its benefits.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the most popular methods of hair removal treatments for both our male and female patients. Hair removal is ideal for embarrassing or annoying hair on almost any part of the body for both women and men.

What Is IPL?


IPL is abbreviated for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL is similar to laser hair removal. IPL hair removal works by heating and destroying the hair follicle for permanent reduction. IPL differs from laser hair removal because it uses a broad spectrum of light to target the area of unwanted hair from the inside while leaving the outer skin unharmed and intact without redness or any visible damage. Patients might experience some mild discomfort during the procedure and are asked to avoid soap around the affected areas and to avoid sun exposure while healing.


An IPL treatment regimen includes four to six treatments every 2 weeks to achieve optimal results. IPL treatment areas include the chest, back, abdomen, bikini area, face and neck, legs, arms, and underarms.


Advantages of IPL Hair Removal Treatment


There are many advantages to IPL Hair Removal Treatment. IPL hair removal treatment is FDA-approved to be a safe and effective treatment and can be performed on a variety of skin types. IPL technology allows for larger affected areas to be treated at one time. Other benefits include a sense of self-confidence and improved appearance, it’s quick and effective, and it has minimal downtime for healing.


What to Expect with IPL Treatment


IPL hair removal is safe and effective. The light is designed to target the follicles and allows the healthy surrounding skin to remain unaffected, which reduces downtimes and side effects. Most patients are in and out rather quickly on their lunch breaks and most treatment plans are around four to six sessions to fully remove unwanted hair. IPL hair removal is convenient, long-lasting, and money-saving long-term, which allows patients to enjoy smooth, hairless skin.

During the procedures, the doctor will require patients to wear safety goggles to protect their eyes from the IPL light. Patients typically feel minimal discomfort but may feel a mild pinching sensation.


After the IPL hair removal, patients might experience some mild side effects such as darkening of the skin similar to a suntan or sunburn, lightening of the skin, pinching or stinging sensation, or mild swelling or pinkness of the skin. Most side effects are temporary and only last a few days. Afterward, the doctor will make personalized recommendations on how to properly care for your skin after hair removal and to ensure speedy and healthy healing.


Dr. Guarino and his staff at DermaCosmedica Spa offer expert care for all patients. All services provided to our patients are performed by our certified physician for your safety. For a free hair removal consultation to find out if IPL is right for you  Contact DermaCosmedica to schedule a consultation.