As there is a variety of hair removal treatment options available this can make finding the right solution for your needs difficult.
To help make this process easier we are going to take a closer look at IPL hair removal treatment and how painless the process really is.
How painful is the treatment?
IPL generally feels no more painful than a warm prickling on the skin, although it is best to start treatment on a low intensity setting and work your way up.
Discomfort will depend on:
- Treated area: Certain areas of the body will be more prone to discomfort.
- Texture of the hair: Coarser hair can cause more discomfort for the user.
- Skin type: It is important that you only use the treatment if you have white, beige or light/mid brown skin. It is not recommended for darker skin.
- Hair type: People with darker hair are not recommended to use the treatment.
How to prevent discomfort
A cooling device or tropical anaesthetic can be used during the procedure to minimize levels of discomfort, if you are particularly susceptible. Covering the area with ice for a few minutes after treatment will also help to reduce discomfort.
It is also important that you select the correct intensity settings according to your skin tone and hair colour. You can increase the intensity settings as you become accustomed to the treatment, if necessary, but you must make sure that your skin tone is suitable for treatment.