IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Hair Removal
Spa Vita Bella offers IPL hair removal. Instead of using a laser for hair removal, we utilize the IPL for permanent hair reduction and are successful in treating darker skin types safely and effectively. Our Cynosure Icon™ offers permanent hair reduction with less discomfort than several other laser devices on the market.
IPL hair removal works well on permanently decreasing the amount of unwanted dark hair growth. IPL Hair removal works to selectively damaging hair follicles by transforming light energy into heat. Since the light emitted by the IPL selectively targets the pigment in each hair follicle.
Because of the hair growth cycles we recommend a series of 6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimum results. Often times patients will have “touch ups” yearly or more or less frequently depending on individual hair growth. Laser hair removal is proven to reduce terminal hair growth by 75-90%.
There are minimal side effects post IPL hair removal treatments. Generally side effects include swelling, welts and redness, and a hot or warm sensation similar to a sunburn for 1-4 hours post treatment. It is extremely important not to be tan (including artificial tanning) prior to starting your hair removal treatments as this will interfere with the hair removal procedure.