IPL Hair Removal Technique Works for All Hair and Skin Colours

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IPL hair removal technique is suitable for all types of hair colours. It is generally regarded as more effective than laser hair removal technique. To understand the dynamics of this treatment, you should understand the working of IPL hair removal treatment.
In this IPL hair removal technique high intensity light is aimed at the target for a very short time period. Full form of IPL is Intense Pulsed Light. This high intensity light is targeted to the hair follicle that affects the dark pigment (known as Melanin) of the hair, but does not damage the skin. This method of hair removal is a very safe one as the skin is not affected by it and no pain is associated with it. Many people think that IPL is nothing but Laser. However, it is not true. However, the technology is very similar to that of Laser hair removal treatment. In many cases it has been found out that intense pulsated light provides better results than the laser technique. Moreover, this technology is less expensive than that of Laser. The biggest advantage of IPL hair removal treatment over that of Laser is that it can treat all types of all types of skin type. Only those hairs that are non-pigmented canít be treated with the application of intense pulsed light.

However, it should be mentioned here that the effectiveness of IPL hair removal technique is not same for all types of skin colours and hair colours. Though the term that is used about IPL hair removal technique is permanent hair removal technique, still a person who is going to have this treatment could expect a hair reduction to the range of 80% to 95%. Effectiveness of this treatment varies from person to person because of the varying hair colour and skin colour. Intense pulsed light hair removal treatments generally span from anything between 4 weeks to 8 weeks. The total number of sessions required for completing this treatment can take anything from 4 to 8 weeks.
Hair colour and skin colour does affect the treatment. In fact, best results of IPL hair removal can be attained by candidates who have dark hair and lighter skin colour. In fact, these fastest results can also be witnessed in those people who have this hair and skin colours. The number of sessions required for this treatment varies from patient to patient because of the hair and skin colour.

Candidates of IPL hair removal treatment can be classified in accordance with the skin and hair colour. In a broad manner, these classifications can be done into 5 groups:

Category 1: If the skin colour is white and the hair colour is dark/light then it will take around 4/8 treatments. In such a case, it always burns and never tans.

Category 2: If the skin colour is white and the hair colour is dark/light then it will take around 5/8 treatments. In such a case, the response to UV rays shows that it usually burns and tans with difficulty.

Category 3: In this category, application of UV rays burns sometimes and the tanning is of average rate. 5 to 8 sessions will be required if the skin colour is white and hair colour is dark to light.

Category 4: In this category, application of UV rays rarely burns and tans easily. 6 to 8 sessions will be required if the skin colour is moderate brown and hair colour is medium to light.

Category 5: In this category, application of UV rays rarely burns and tans very easily. 6 to 10 sessions will be required if the skin colour is Indian/African/Latin/Asian and the hair colour is medium to light.
Category 6: In this category, application of UV rays never burns. 8 to 10 sessions will be required if the skin colour is dark and the hair colour is dark.
Thus, it can be said that IPL hair removal treatment works for all types of skin and hair colour.

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