IPL Bikini Hair Removal
What is bikini hair removal?
Hair along the bikini line is removed to maintain a neat appearance and avoid embarrassing situations when wearing swimsuits. Women may opt for regular or full bikini area hair removal, and choose from traditional methods like shaving and waxing, or more modern technologies like laser and IPL.
IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a broad-spectrum light with wavelengths in the range of 500-1200 nanometer produced from a xenon flash lamp. The energy from IPL is absorbed by its intended target through the principle of selective photothermolysis. It has been used for various aesthetic purposes including hair removal procedures.
How does it work in removing hair?
A hand-held device is used to deliver the pulses of light on the skin. IPL targets melanin in hair and converts into heat energy once it is absorbed by the pigment. Heat, then, causes necrosis or damage to the hair follicle. Actively-growing hairs, or those in the anagen phase, contain large amounts of melanin. Therefore, hairs at this phase are the most responsive to the treatment. The rest of the hairs that are not actively growing will have to be treated again as they reach the active-growth phase.
How is the skin protected from the heat?
A cooling gel is applied on the skin before the treatment. A cooling system integrated into the device further provides protection to the skin during the treatment. Correct settings and brief pauses in frequent intervals will be observed to protect the skin from any trauma.
What are the advantages of IPL over other methods of bikini hair removal?
Unlike shaving, threading, waxing, epilating and use of depilatory creams, IPL removes bikini hair permanently. This treatment also gets rid of ingrown hairs, razor burns and other secondary skin problems caused by many of these methods.
Removal of hair on sensitive areas like the bikini line is exceedingly painful, and IPL is a much better option than waxing.
The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and virtually pain-free – these are its advantages over electrolysis which is time-consuming, invasive, and painful. Results of IPL start to become visible after the first few sessions; with electrolysis, it may take many months to one year before hair reduction becomes apparent.
The IPL hand piece has large spot size and this hastens the process. Compared to laser, the IPL device covers a larger area at much shorter time. Therefore, whatever discomfort felt by the client is greatly reduced.
Who are the best candidates for IPL pubic hair removal treatment?
IPL hair removal works best on people with dark and coarse hair on light or fair complexion. Since bikini hair tends to be darker, coarser and thicker than hairs on other parts of the body, IPL is the ideal hair removal treatment for this particular area.
Is IPL also effective for removing hairs on other areas of the body?
IPL is effective on any part of the face or body with unwanted or excessive hair growth. It is particularly suited for large areas, such as the back, legs, chest and arms, because it covers large areas fast. Full Brazilian style by IPL clears the whole pubic area of all hairs, while regular and customized Brazilian styles leave a neat patch of hair.
How long will a bikini line IPL hair removal treatment session take and how many sessions will there be?
Treatment of the bikini area will take around 10 minutes per session and requires 6-10 sessions spaced at 4-6 weeks apart. There may be need for maintenance treatments once or twice a year.
Are there pre- and post-IPL treatment care required?
Avoid activities that may increase skin pigmentation, such tanning products 2 weeks prior to the IPL treatment and sun exposure 4 weeks before the treatment schedule.
Don’t remove the target of IPL, the hair follicles, by tweezing, plucking or waxing 4 weeks before the IPL schedule. You may shave and trim, but leave a 3-day growth of hair in the area to be treated.
Don’t exfoliate your skin one week after the treatment. Protect your skin from the sun by using sunscreen of at least SPF30.
What does your centre offer that others don’t?
Before any treatment, an evaluation will be conducted to assess your condition and suitability to IPL treatment. This consultation also provides you additional information regarding IPL and see whether this matches your personal preferences and expectations. Your therapy sessions will be conducted by a professional team that not only commits to removing hair now but also endeavors to offer results that really last. To attain that, we conduct review of results and the clients’ progress, and may recommend annual touch-ups for long-term benefits. We understand your need for convenience, safety and privacy, and we’ll work with you to ensure that those needs are addressed.
Don’t you wish you never had to worry about stray hair showing up while you’re in the mood for your favorite swimsuit or lingerie? Nothing should stop you, especially not those wayward hairs. Give us a call – we’ll help you get rid of bikini hairs for good and look like a celebrity any time you want to wear those flimsy bikinis!