Women around the world have long suffered from the ongoing inconvenience of removing unwanted hair. For those who have fine, lightly-coloured hair, body hair can be much easier to maintain as it’s not always visible. For others with thick, dark-coloured and noticeable facial and/or bodily hair, the inconvenience is far greater and can cause a wealth of self-esteem issues.
The search for a cost effective, safe and permanent method of hair removal is ongoing. What suits one woman may not be right for another. Waxing, depilatory creams and shaving are all quick fixes, but actually make the problem worse in the long run as hair can grown back thicker and more coarse.
Laser and light treatments target the pigmentation in hairs, heating and destroying them so that hair follicle activity is disabled. For that reason, there must be a difference in pigmentation between the skin tone and the hair colour for the treatment to be effective and to avoid burning of the skin. IPL is said to be the least painful and most effective method of permanent hair reduction, yet many women are hesitant to try it due to confusion about its suitability for certain skin tones and hair types.
A common misconception is that IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is not suitable for darker skin tones, when in actual fact, IPL can be safely used to treat unwanted hair on dark brown skin tones with black or dark brown hair using a lower light intensity setting (1,2 or 3 on VISS IPL).
Where traditionally it may have not been suitable, thanks to advances in technology, now it is simply a case of a specific light intensity depending on your skin shade and hair colour.
With the darker and thicker nature so often associated with darker skin tones, including on Indian skin, IPL can offer a more long-term solution to hair removal, whereas the likes of waxing and shaving can only offer temporary reductions in hair, and require more time dedication to maintain.
IPL home systems ensure that having to go to a salon for every hair removal treatment is eradicated, saving you time, hassle, potential embarrassment and money. Suitable on arm hair and underarm hair removal alongside traditional areas such as legs, these machines are versatile enough to be worth your while.
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