Ice Cooled IPL
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, which is a broad spectrum light beam which selectively affects the hair growing on the body without affecting the skin.. Technically speaking although IPL looks like laser it is not so. However the effect of exposure of hair to IPL is very similar. The IPL exposure makes the hair follicle enter a resting phase and eventually fall off.
IPL often works best in combination with a diode laser (mix of treatments over a period of time) as both work in different wavelengths of energy and hence affect the hair follicles slightly differently.
The IPL used @INURSKN is an extremely high quality and safe laser with the part of the probe which is in contact with skin being cooled below 0 degree C. This ensures that in spite of the higher energy levels used for removal of hair, the skin remains cooled and there are no burns what so ever.
After consultation and thorough assessment of skin and hair type doctors at our clinic will recommend a treatment plan. In cases of excessive hair growth the treating doctor may also recommend a blood test or sonography if required before start of treatment.
The procedure starts with the treatment area being cleaned and shaved. After which a cooling, soothing gel is applied on the area to be treated and using a IPL probe the aesthetician under supervision of a doctor starts treating the affected area. The intensity and speed of treatment is varied by the doctor based on patient comfort and results observed.
Post procedure a minor redness and discomfort may persist for up to a few days. But the same is safe and does not cause any down-time. Post procedure care is minimum and is generally advised by our doctors based on results and conditions.
Results Expected:It is important to understand that this is a medical procedure and results will vary from individual to individual based on age, diet, lifestyle, individual’s constitution and the exact condition an individual is suffering from.
However the general results are a substantial reduction in growth rate of hair over a period of time. Eventually almost all hair is permanently removed with very little regrowth.
Frequency of Treatment:Multiple sessions, ranging from 6 to 8 are typically needed for the hair growth to subside. The treatments are typically planned 1 month apart. Also after completion of the recommended number of treatments, one may need touch up treatments once every six months or so.
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