How does IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Work?
Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by the melanin present in the hair shaft. The absorbed light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which disables the hair follicle. Treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks. Hair growth is cyclical and follows 3 distinct and consecutive phases. IPL treatment is only effective when hairs are in a particular phase (the Anagen–growth phase). Not all hairs are in the same phase at any one time. This is why you should follow the recommended treatment regimen of 12 weekly treatments.
The darker the hair, the better the pulses of light are absorbed.
When the hair follicle absorbs the IPL light, the light energy is converted into heat, resulting in thermal damage to the hair follicle. This results in delayed regrowth of the hair or permanent destruction of the hair follicle.
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) stimulates regeneration of collagen and elastic fibre therapy improves the colour and texture of the skin without surgery.
The IPL can treat some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure called photoaging, which you may notice mostly on your face, neck, hands or chest.