Hair removal has traditionally been one of the messiest and most time-consuming parts of a beauty care routine. Waxing, shaving, threading and tweezing take time and effort and can be painful, too. However, new technology has produced methods like IPL and laser hair removal, which provide permanent solutions to this perennial problem. You can find these treatments at ChiYan MediSpa in Cutler Bay, FL. In just a few sessions, you can become the best version of yourself, with smooth, soft skin.
Hair Removal: A Messy Problem
It’s time to throw away your wax strips and shavers. Imagine never having to nick your skin again or brace yourself to tear a wax strip off your arm. You can have smooth, beautiful skin without these forms of self-inflicted torture, and the results are long-lasting to permanent.
Traditional removal methods like waxing and shaving are messy and painful. Even worse, the hair grows back quickly, and with some methods, like shaving, it grows back even thicker and more coarse. The processes can be painful and leave your skin red and irritated and sensitive to future treatments.
The older methods of hair removal are also time-consuming, and buying all the necessary equipment like wax strips and razors becomes expensive over time. Finally, waxing and shaving can be messy, and the clean-up adds to the time necessary to achieve a sleek look.
Luckily, new technology has been put to good use in devising permanent methods of hair removal and hair reduction. Two of these, IPL and laser hair removal, have proved to be the most popular. They do take a few sessions, but they produce permanent results. These are non-invasive, safe and precise remedies for this age-old problem.
What Are IPL and Laser Treatments and How Do They Work?
The best thing about IPL and laser treatments is that they are both quick and permanent. It takes just 3 to 7 sessions to achieve permanent results. Sessions don’t take a long time, and you can even schedule them for your lunch break. There are no after-effects and no follow-up care is required.
This new and innovative method of hair removal is now one of the most popular choices. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light energy, and it uses a broad spectrum light source to deliver intense pulses of light to your skin. These target and destroy the follicles or the roots of the body hair through melanin or skin pigmentation.
Destroying the follicle also ends its ability to produce more hair. This method is similar to laser removal but uses a broader light spectrum and can cover a larger body area in each session. On the other hand, it does need more sessions than laser treatments to remove hair.
The results vary depending on a number of factors and follow-up treatments can be required. In some cases, IPL will reduce but not completely eliminate hair regrowth. In general, this treatment works better for darker skin and darker hair. It is not so effective on white, gray, blond or red hair.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal delivers heat from a focused laser beam to the hair follicles, destroying them and their ability to grow more hair. It is more focused and covers a smaller area in each session than IPL treatments, but it may take fewer sessions to accomplish your goals.
What to Expect From Your First Session
For IPL treatments, salons use a handheld IPL device. It is calibrated for each treatment according to skin tone and thickness, and also according to hair color. The IPL handheld device has a cooling tip that keeps the skin from becoming too heated.
The tip is touched to the skin surface in the area to be treated, and the lamp flashes for just two or three milliseconds. After a few pulses, the device tip is moved to the next area for treatment. A few sessions are needed to ensure that all hair follicles are destroyed. There is no follow-up care necessary.
For a laser treatment session, you can prepare by staying out of the sun! That’s because it works best when there is more color contrast between skin and hair color. It can also help the treatment if you shave the area to be treated, since this makes the follicles easier to target. Other methods of hair removal, like waxing, may hamper the laser treatment by temporarily removing the follicle.
Treatments are typically spread out over a few sessions, because hair grows in cycles. Each session lasts about an hour. You may experience mild discomfort when the laser hits your skin. The sensation has been likened to having a rubber band snapped against your skin. However, newer devices are well on the way to eliminating this discomfort as well.
Setting Up Your First Appointment
Imagine never having to put hot wax on your skin again and never having to shave in a hurry before work. IPL and laser treatments can give you smooth, soft skin on a lasting basis. If you’re ready for a hassle-free and permanent hair treatment, it’s time to make an appointment at a salon or spa near you. The first step is a free consultation. Contact ChiYan Medispa in Cutler Bay, FL so our staff can answer all your questions before you make an appointment.