Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal
Intense Pulsed Light Devices are not strictly the laser devices and in fact, they are based on the same concept as used by laser for the removal of hair. They are based on the principle of selective photo-thermolysis for removing the hairs where only a melanin pigment is targeted by the rays and leave the skin unaffected. However, one drawback of these IPL devices is that they are more difficult to operate as compared to lasers. These devices need a skilled and experienced technician for operating them. In fact, Intense Pulsed Hair removal is recommended for all the skin types including all the shades between white and black. It is also effective on all types of hair.
The intense hair removal can work on all the skin types including Skin Type V and it offer best results in persons with dark hair colour and lighter skin colour. The main advantage of IPL hair removal includes its ability to handle any type of skin and to offer the personalised and customised treatment on the basis of hair depth, hair colour, and skin colour. While using the Intense Pulsed Light Devices, one should take care that the surrounding skin does not get injured.
Apart from the numerous benefits, using of IPL also lead to many side effects including lack of long-term studies on effectiveness or safety of IPL devices. It causes paler or darker skin due to the damage to skin pigment cells and does not guarantee 100% effectiveness on red hair, blonde hair, and white hair. Some of the famous Intense Pulsed Lighted devices available in the market are PhotoDerm, Vasculight, Aculight , EpiLight, and Quantum. This is considered to be most effective and safest devices available for hair removal. The extent of the side effects is also reduced in modern devices.