IPL Upper Lip Hair Removal
Are you constantly checking your upper lip for any embarrassing regrowth of hair? Ladies of all ages – fret no more! Intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal treatment may just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
IPL is a non-invasive light-based therapy that uses photothermolysis – the use of light and heat to destroy a target, hair pigment or melanin in this case. A device pulses IPL on to the skin, giving off a wide-spectrum light that works with various wavelengths. Light converts to heat energy, targeting melanin in hair follicles and destroying hair at the root. A permanently damaged hair follicle will shed hair after a week of treatment and will be unable to grow new hair.
Why is IPL treatment a better option for removing upper lip hair?
Hair on the upper lip can be removed by traditional methods like waxing, depilation, threading, plucking and shaving, and modern technology like electrolysis, IPL and laser. Traditional methods are ineffective and temporary. While electrolysis is effective at disabling hair follicles from regrowing hair, the procedure is invasive, time-consuming and painful. Compared with laser, IPL is often preferred especially as initial treatment for coarse and dark hair, because this is the type of hair where IPL is most effective at. The IPL device covers an area faster than laser, significantly reducing discomfort on the client.
IPL is effective and permanent. It is non-invasive and non-abrasive, and is generally painless. It is performed very quickly, thus, discomfort is minimized.
Can hair on my upper lip be successfully removed by this method?
Yes, obtrusive hairs on the upper lip are often dark and coarse, and these are the types of hair that IPL is most effectively treated. Generally, better and more visible results are to be expected from coarser and darker hair than from finer and lighter hair.
Will it require multiple procedures? How many sessions will there be?
When the site is treated, only hair follicles in the active growth phase are affected by IPL treatment. There must be multiple treatments because hairs in other phases of the hair growth cycle remain unaffected. The process is repeated until all hair follicles shall have been treated at the phase when they were most responsive.
It will require from 4-6 sessions for a full treatment of the upper lip. Sessions are 4 weeks apart. Results last for years and annual maintenance treatments are necessary for long-lasting benefits.
Is the procedure painful? Will there be side effects?
The procedure is practically pain-free. Redness may be experienced after the procedure but this is temporary. Any irritation disappears after a few hours. A cooling system protects the skin during the procedure; ice packs are applied to soothe the skin afterwards.
What happens during the procedure?
The treatment usually starts with the application of cooling gel on the area to be treated. A handheld machine is used to pulse light through the skin. Again, this is non-invasive, so no needles are used. The client will feel a tingling sensation as light converts to heat and heat affects its target. The procedure is quick, destroying hundreds of follicles in a flash. After a few minutes, the cooling gel is wiped off. Some hairs may be wiped off with it, but more hair will be shed off in 1-3 weeks after the treatment. Cooling packs are applied to the treated area to soothe the skin.
What pre- and post-treatment instructions must be observed?
- Avoid sunbathing and tanning beds 4 weeks before your appointment.
- Do not pluck, wax, bleach, depilate or tweeze hair on the area to be treated.
- You are advised to shave or trim, but allow hair to grow 3-4 days before your treatment.
- Avoid sun exposure 1 week after the treatment. Use a high-factor sunscreen protection.
- Don’t engage in swimming or strenuous activities within 48 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid immersion in hot water; take frequent cool or warm showers, instead.
How long is one session?
IPL treatment for removal of hair on the upper lip will take around 15 minutes or less.
Can IPL be used on other body sites with unwanted hair, too?
Yes. In fact, IPL is used to treat any facial or body part where you want to be hairless. It is used on removing or reducing hairs from the chin, cheek, between eyebrows, arms, underarms, breasts, legs, bikini line and Brazilian style. It’s not only for women; it’s popular for men, too. Because the process is fast, it is ideal for large areas, such as the back and chest.
What can I expect after the completion of IPL hair removal treatment?
Hair reduction will already be visible after the first few treatments. Hair becomes finer and less noticeable after 4-6 treatment sessions. Other skin problems, such as bumps and ingrown hairs, will also disappear.
What is the cost for an IPL hair removal treatment for the upper lip?
The cost will depend on the number of sessions required to fully treat the hair on your upper lip. Several factors, such as hair thickness and color, must be considered, too. It is best for you to visit us for a consultation so we can assess your condition better.
Why should I choose your company?
We offer a new technology that will help you achieve your personal beauty goals – to become smooth and free of unwanted hair. Our service comes with a review of your progress to ensure long-term benefits. Our professional team will make every step of the process easy and comfortable for you. Rest assured that your privacy will be our concern, too.
We welcome your questions, so feel free to call us or book an appointment with us.
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