Is IPL hair removal safe ?
First you need to understand, how it works.
Laser hair treatments work by stopping the follicles from growing new hairs. It uses light-based energy to target melanin (the dark pigment) of hairs, to heat and destroy follicles so that they cannot grow hair.
For most people, laser hair removal is safe at any area of the face of body – Upper lip, Chin, Bikini line, Chest, Back, Legs. The procedure also isn’t linked to any long-term side risks. Still, laser hair removal can occasionally cause side effects. Although temporary and minor side effects can occur after the procedure, other effects are rare. Beyond that, any claims about links to your long-term health are unfounded.
Here’s what you need to know on side effects :
IPL hair removal works by using small, high-heat lasers. Thus, the laser may cause temporary side effects immediately after the procedure. Note that, risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color and treatment plan. Skin irritation and pigmentation changes are the most common side effects.
Redness and irritation :
Since IPL hair removal device works by damaging the follicles of targeted hairs, temporary redness and irritation tend to be a common occurrence. However, these minimal symptoms are very short-lived, resembling the effects that waxing or tweezing have on the skin. Overall irritation should disappear within several hours.
Pigmentation changes :
After IPL treatment, you may notice slightly darker or lighter skin. If you have light skin, you’re more likely to have darker spots from laser hair removal. The opposite is true of people with dark skin, who may have lighter spots from the procedure. However, like skin irritation, these changes are temporary and aren’t usually a cause for concern. Avoid sun exposure is thus important.
Rare side effects of IPL hair removal can appear due to sun exposure right after treatments and include
Blisters and skin crusting :
These effects may be caused by sun exposure too soon after the procedure. This issue is solved easily by using a good moisturizer free of harsh chemicals on the crusted area.
Excessive hair growth in the area of treatment :
Sometimes this effect is mistaken for hair shedding after the procedure
Can laser hair removal cause cancer ?
It’s a myth that IPL hair removal can cause cancer. According to the Skin Care Foundation, the procedure is sometimes used to treat certain forms of precancerous lesions. Also, lasers used in hair removal have such a small amount of radiation which is only being exacted on the surface of the skin. So, they don’t pose a risk of cancer.
The bottom line
Overall, IPL hair removal is safe and effective for most people. As a precaution, laser hair removal isn’t recommended for eyelids, eyebrows or surrounding areas, due to the possibility of severe eye injury.
Be sure to purchase from a great company. Ardine IPL Hair Removal Device has an extensive experience to safely and effectively remove undesirable hair. The Ardine IPL Hair Removal Handset has been designed to deliver safe results in as little as 3-4 weeks and has five different power settings making it great for those with sensitive skin. Therefore, if this is your very first session and if you happen to have sensitive skin, we recommend starting with the lowest level (1) and work your way up to the fifth level (highest)