You know that sometimes you wax or shave only
to later discover that you missed a patch of hair. Few things are more annoying
when you're out, away from a razor, while wearing a swimsuit or your favourite
pair of shorts. IPL treatments are more precise and targeted so there will be
no missed spots - just smooth skin.
Shaving with an old fashioned razor and soap
can lead to razor burn, bumps, irritation, and sometimes even cuts. This is not
only uncomfortable and unsightly, but it can also pose a risk of developing a
skin infection, ingrown hair or infected hair follicles. IPL won't cause
irritation or bumps, and once the treatments are complete, worrying about hair
removal will become a thing of the past.
Unlike shaving, which removes the hair by
cutting off the top, or waxing which rips the hair out by the roots, IPL
targets the source of unwanted hair. It targets melanin or the cells that make
pigment and destroys the hair follicles in those areas. Once this happens, the
follicle will stop producing new hair and you will begin to see less and less
new growth as treatments continue.
Depending on how fast your hair grows or how
dark it is, you may end up shaving every other day, or even every day, during
shorts and swimsuit season if you want to remain hair free. After your IPL
treatments are completed, you won't have to worry about hair removal on a
regular basis anymore.
Sound like something you need? Schedule an
appointment and we can get you started to a life of smoother skin, less
irritation and less time spent worrying over whether it's time to shave or make
another waxing appointment.