intense pulsed light
The well-known IPL procedure stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is often used for the permanent removal of body hair. Here, pure and non-focused light pulses are used. Thus, this method does not belong to conventional lasers. Thanks to the adjustable wavelength, all needs of the patient can be covered individually.
In the IPL method, flash lamp devices are used, which release very short light pulses, with a length of 200 to 300 milliseconds and an energy of 12 to 120 joules per square centimetre.
A big advantage of the IPL procedure is a large-scale treatment of several hair roots.
How IPL works in the body
What happens in the body?
The basis of IPL technology is the dye melanin contained in the hair. This can absorb light particles, including photons very well. Since hair, thanks to the melanin, can transfer light easily, many techniques take advantage of this feature. The IPL method transfers the energy of the light impulses to the hair follicle. Thus, the hair root is heated steadily until a temperature of 72 ° C is reached. Due to the heat, the hair roots become desolate and the nutrient supply is permanently prevented. As a result, the hair falls out and a regeneration cannot take place.
Efficient and durable*
With IPL technology, a large area can be treated simultaneously, saving you time and money. In addition, this method is described as mostly painless, thanks to the even warming. Thus, treatments can be well integrated into your everyday life.
With the IPL technology basically all body regions can be treated. The most popular body parts include the armpits, the genital area and the legs. However, all other areas are also treatable.
To ensure your safety, all IPL devices are tested and maintained at fixed time intervals. In addition, the use of the equipment is only allowed to our healthcare professionals, which almost completely excludes damage to the skin.
It is also mandatory to wear safety goggles during treatment to protect your eyes from lightning.
To be observed
Before and after treatment
Both directly before and after treatment, you should protect your skin from intense sunlight. Thus, we strongly advise against a visit to the solarium, as it may otherwise lead to hypo-pigmentation of the skin.
Growth cycle of hair
The growth cycles play a major role in the treatment, because only during a special growth phase, the hair is responsive to a treatment. Around 10% of all hair are always in the same growth cycle. Therefore, you need several treatments for a permanent removal of all hair. Therefore, treatments should take place approximately every 4 weeks to achieve a lasting result.