If you have excess or unwanted hair or if you are not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove the unwanted hair, laser hair removal or IPL hair removal may be an option worth considering.
W8MD MedSpa is happy to offer both IPL and Laser hair removal options to cover the full range of skin types.
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorb the energy leading to the death of the hair follicle thus leading to permanent hair reduction.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, especially in lighter skinned individuals.
Since IPL hair removal works best for lighter skinned individuals and laser hair removal works even in darker skinned individuals, we are able to treat all skin types.
Our introductory special offer prices are much lower than competition. Please call office at 215 676 2334.
Frequently asked questions for IPL and Laser Hair Reduction.
How many treatments do I need?
For IPL treatments, an average of 8–10 treatments are required to remove most visible hair. The area to be treated should be clean shaven and free of sunburn. Treatment sessions are usually 4 to 6 weeks apart.
How often do I get the treatments?
The number of hairs regrowing must be stable over time greater than the duration of the complete growth cycle of hair follicles, which varies from four to twelve months by body location.
What are the expected side effects?
Side effects were reported as 9.5% for alexandrite lasers, 28.9% for diode lasers, and 15.3% for IPL. All side effects were found to be temporary and even pigmentation changes returned to normal within 6 months.
How effective are the IPL and Laser hair reduction methods?
Hair count reduction was found to be ~60% (12 weeks), 75% (1 year), 60% (2 year). Permanent hair removal in these studies, as defined by the FDA, means the “long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs regrowing after a treatment regime”. No treatment to date has shown the ability to permanently eliminate all hair growth, however many patients experience satisfaction with a significant and permanent reduction.