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Is it time to book a course of IPL hair reduction?

IPL hair reduction is not only an easy way of removing hair, but it does so with long term results – meaning that investing in a course of treatments can save you hours of shaving and waxing for years to come. But when should you start a course of IPL hair reduction, how long does it take, and what do you need to know before you jump right in?

How does a course of IPL hair reduction work?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, which sends pulses of light into the hair follicle, targeting the melanin – the pigment responsible for giving the hair and skin its colour. The light damages the hair follicle at the base of the root and ensures that it cannot regrow again in the future, giving IPL hair reduction its long term benefit. IPL therapy also boasts a series of benefits outside of hair reduction, including the treatment of freckles, age spots, sunspots, and varicose veins. Ask your therapist for more information on these IPL treatments.

How long does it take?

It takes a series of sessions for the hair to be completely broken down, with most practitioners offering a course of treatments, usually from 6-10 depending on area, until you reach your desired results. The exact number of treatments you need depends on a series of factors including the density and colour of your hair, your skin colour, and the area of the body you are targeting. Some areas will benefit from a booster session every few months to target any stray or reactivated follicles.Over time, and after a series of treatments, the number of hair-reducing follicles will diminish drastically, leaving you with smoother skin for longer. 

When is the best time to get IPL hair reduction done?

Well, the good news is, this is the best time of year to start. Sun tans have worn off, your probably keeping most of your skin under wraps (we will ask you not to wax or epilate during your course). If you start a  course of ipl hair reduction today, you could be virtually hair-free by the end of the summer! How amazing is that? Find your nearest therapist now.

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