What is IPL?
IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light." It's popular because it provides so many benefits for removing unwanted hair, wrinkly appearance and skin blemishes.
And by helping improve collagen production, it helps rebuild that "glow" that some women have, but all of us want. With so many people reporting so many benefits from their home use, it's no wonder this IPL became so popular.
Does IPL work for all hair colors?
The light energy directed by the IPL is absorbed by the melanin in each follicle. Hair that is very light blonde, red or grey contains very little melanin, which means it will not absorb the energy. As a result, IPL is not effective for these hair colors.
What skin tones are suitable for IPL?
IPL is not suitable for dark brown or black skin tones. It is suitable for all others.
How does IPL Work?
IPL delivers light energy that is specifically tuned (via wavelength) to be absorbed by hair follicles, but mostly ignored by the skin. When the hair absorbs this energy, it warms up and is triggered to turn off.
With consistent use, more and more hair turns off and stays off. The end result is clearer, smoother (and often times more vibrant) skin in the treated area. And any hair that is regrowing, is typically regrowing much slower than it used to.
Is IPL Safe?
IPL has been around for several decades. Many studies from many different institutions have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of IPL for hair removal. This is one of the reasons it became so popular.
However, please understand that not every skin tone is suitable for IPL treatment. Due to the level of melanin in the skin, some darker skin tones should not use IPL. The same applies to anyone who recently tanned.
If you are on any medication or treatments that make your skin sensitive to light, please consult your doctor. Anyone with Epilepsy should not use this product because of the bright flash.
How long does it take to see results?
Most customers start noticing less hair after 3-4 treatments, and report complete results after ~12 treatments. But as always, results vary from person to person based on many factors.
Does IPL hurt?
IPL users may face some discomfort similar to a rubber band flicking the skin. Compared to other treatments, IPL is more tolerable, affordable and very popular.
Do I need eye protection?
It is not necessary to wear eye protection. But never look directly into the light as it flashes. People with Epilepsy should not use this product as the IPL has a bright flash.
Can I really use this on any body part?
Yes, you can use the IPL anywhere on your body, including your face and bikini areas. When treating your face, simply be sure to avoid getting too close to your eyes.
Should I shave first?
Yes, you should shave the desired areas first. This way, there's nothing blocking your inner hair follicles from absorbing the light energy that will shut them off.
What hair removal methods should I use between treatments?
You can shave as needed.
But you shouldn't wax, pluck, or epilate because they remove the inner hair which are what absorb the light energy. If they're gone, the IPL treatment won't work properly and you'll miss its both short- and long-term benefits.
Can an IPL be used while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Please consult your doctor.
Can the IPL be used over freckles or moles?
You should avoid using over dark freckles or moles. Light freckles are fine.
Can the IPL be used over tattoos?
You should avoid using your IPL over tattoos. It is fine to go around them.
Can the IPL be used before or after tanning?
We recommend waiting 2 weeks after tanning to use your IPL.
If you use artificial tanner, be sure to thoroughly clean your skin before using your IPL.
You should wait 48 hours to tan after using your handset.
How is the IPL powered?
It comes with a regular power cord you plug into the wall.