Facial Hair and Body Hair Removal with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Institute Beauté is now able to achieve long-term hair removal in all skin colors with the LuxR™ from Palomar Medical. With the appropriate selection of light intensity and duration, all skin types and colors can be successfully treated. The effectiveness for permanent hair removal on the face or body can be as high as 90%. Any hair regrowth is usually finer and lighter. Because the hair grows in cycles and only responds during the growing phase, multiple sessions (typically 3 to 6) about 4 to 8 weeks apart are usually required for optimal reduction.
Permanent Facial Hair Removal

Intense pulsed light (IPL) removal of facial hair can improve the appearance of the upper lip, eyebrows, chin, cheeks, jaw and other areas of the face. Dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface absorb the laser energy and convert it to heat, reducing or eliminating the hair on the treated area of the face.
Permanent Body Hair Removal

IPL removal of body hair reduces or eliminates unsightly hair on the back, chest, arms, legs, armpits, bikini area, hands, feet and other areas of the body. The body hair selectively absorbs laser energy and prevents follicles in the “active” stage of growth at the time of treatment from growing hair in the future.
Some Notes About IPL for Hair Removal

Intense pulsed light uses an intense flash of light with a filter appropriate for skin color and type. The skin is cooeld while the hair follicle is heated. This damages the hair follicle and protects the skin. The result– safe removal of unwanted hair.