How to prepare yourself for IPL hair removal

The process of hair removal may not seem that difficult to you but its initial preparation stage may. You may have a lot of questions and doubts in your head by now. It’s natural too. However, all your doubts will be cleared in this blog. By the end of this blog, you will come to know some vital points about IPL hair removal to keep in mind before getting started. Also, you will come to know what ideal procedure you have to follow in order to get best results.

What is IPL hair removal?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light technology. IPL kits are used to remove body hair by applying gentle pulses of light into the hair root and destroying it. In doing so, the hair sheds itself and over time the hair growth is reduced. An IPL treatment generally gives you about 7-8 weeks of hair-free skin. Thousands of women have ditched their irritating shaving or the excruciating waxing regimes and have gone for the hassle-free and painless IPL hair removal in the past few years.

Things to know about an IPL Treatment

With the latest innovations of technology and under close supervision of dermatologists, the IPL device/kit was created. However before you get your hands on such a device and start using it on yourself, here are some things that you should know.
For a smooth, hairless patch of skin, be consistent with the treatment. Repeat the entire process after every month. By the third month you will be seeing results. Unlike shaving or waxing, the process of IPL hair removal takes some time; however the results are worth your while.

Some skin and hair types are trickier to deal with and might take more number of treatments for removal. The easiest combination to treat is darker hair and pale skin. The amount of discomfort or pain you experience might be different from what you might have read about or heard of. Every person’s skin reacts differently to the IPL treatment and also the individual threshold of pain plays a key factor in the process.
If you are investing in an IPL device/kit, make sure you check out the brand properly and see if it is dermatologically tested and is safe for use.

Preparing for an IPL hair removal treatment

Ideally you should be preparing for your IPL hair removal session from a couple of weeks in advance. Follow the given instructions to have a hassle free hair removal session and derive effective results.
Start exfoliating and moisturizing your skin daily. The presence of dry skin forms a stiff barrier between the light beams and the hair roots. Such a barrier avoids the light from penetrating the skin properly and does not result in proper hair removal. Avoid tanning of any kind. Skin exposed to the sun tends to be irritated, and using IPL on such skin might lead to some serious skin damage.

Do not shave, pluck or tweeze your hair during this preparatory time. Shave a couple of days before you do the treatment so that the tip hair follicles are visible on the day of the treatment. Avoid putting on any kind of lotion, make up, gel/creams or deodorant on the skin on the day of the treatment. Keep a soothing or cooling gel handy to apply it on the skin post treatment.

In case, you are still not sure, take the help of an expert online or anyone near to your community.