If you are looking for an alternative to shaving, waxing or laser hair removal, then IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) could be the ideal choice.
You are however likely to have questions regarding the safety of the treatment. In particular, you should research how safe it is to use IPL.
To help you, we take a closer look.
How often should I use IPL?
When you first start the treatment you should have scheduled sessions every two weeks. This is the case for the first three or four times you use the hair removal device.
After this initial period you should undergo treatment sessions when you notice hair starting to grow back, to maintain the desired results.
What if I use IPL more often?
Although you might expect better or quicker results if you use the hair removal treatment more regularly, this is not the case.
If anything, using the device more than is recommended on the same area can result in an increased risk of skin irritations including redness, bumps and itchiness.
But I used IPL a week ago and my hair is still growing, why?
If this happens it is best to wait and see if the hair then falls out after a two week period since the last treatment. This is because a process called ejection can mean it takes some hairs this time to fall out.
This time delay may also be a result of some hair not being affected by the previous treatment, which is why multiple sessions are needed.