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Maximise IPL hair removal results

Target areas for laser hair removal

IPL treatment involves using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat a wide range of skin complaints, problems and issues. But while IPL rejuvenation is a popular option, IPL hair removal remains even more popular. This is an effective method for reducing unwanted hair by targeting the hair follicles with intense pulses of light. But how can you maximise IPL hair removal results? And what should you consider?

How can you maximise IPL hair removal results?

IPL treatment is highly effective for removing hair, disrupting the hair growth cycle, and creating long lasting results. Results can be maximised by taking some key steps. These include:

  • Choosing a professional team 
  • Preparing for your session 
  • Following the treatment schedule 
  • Protect your skin

Choosing a professional team for your IPL treatment 

One way to make sure that you achieve the best possible results is to make sure you choose a professional team to carry out the procedure. Not only will a professional team have access to the best possible equipment, they also have the training and expertise to deliver outstanding results. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, and we take pride in tailoring our IPL hair removal treatments to meet your individual needs and requirements. We will ensure that the delivery and schedule of your IPL treatment is designed to provide great results for your unwanted hair.

Preparing for your session

Another aspect that you can consider to maximise the results of your IPL hair removal is to take the right steps to prepare for your session. This includes:

Avoiding plucking and waxing – to make sure you get the best possible results from your IPL hair removal treatment, you should be sure not to pluck or wax the area in the weeks leading up to your treatment. This is because both of these hair removal options remove the hair follicle. This means that the IPL treatment will not have the pigment to focus on, as the hairs have been removed at the root, and so the treatment will not be as effective.

Shaving before the session – on the day of your treatment you should consider shaving or trimming the hair in the target area to maximise results. This will ensure that the light energy is concentrated on the shortest possible length of hair, rather than longer hairs that can cause the light energy to dissipate, and increase the risk of skin damage.

Following the treatment schedule 

IPL treatment is something that needs to be carried out in stages over several sessions. This will allow the hair follicle to be targeted at different stages of the growth cycle, allowing the hair to be removed in the long term. As such, it’s important to be sure to follow the treatment schedule if you want long lasting, long term hair removal.

Protect your skin

As well as preparing for the treatment appropriately, you will also need to take the right steps to protect your skin afterwards, and before your next appointment. This involves protecting your skin from the sun and UV damage. As such, you should wear sunscreen with a high SPF to prevent sunburn, and to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. You should also avoid tanning beds and prolonged sun exposure both before and after IPL sessions.

The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England. Our key treatments and services include Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Injectable Polynucleotides, and much more.