Pulsed light hair removal involves the use of a flash lamp that emits intense pulsed light (IPL). Strictly speaking, the ‘flash lamp’ is not a laser. Nonetheless, the principle of destroying hair with a flash lamp is similar to laser epilation: pulsed light works by obliterating the pigment of the hair (melanin).
Intense pulsed light hair removal was introduced in France in 1996. The system is designed to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body. It has now become immensely popular due to its ever greater effectiveness, its value for money in compared to other methods such as electrolysis and laser epilation, and its harmless nature when performed by the expert hands of your beautician, who can rely on a concept and equipment made completely safe by the manufacturers.
Pulsed light hair removal has become a phenomenon in today’s society. Due to the impressive results that can now be achieved by this technique, the majority of men and women have shown interest and recognise its speed and comfort.
The theory behind it is simple. A very intense flash of light is applied, which strikes the hair’s melanin and is converted into heat. The light and heat are transmitted to the hair follicles and cauterize them.
1- It is easy to carry out the treatment.
2- The pulsed light effect travels directly to the melanin and increases the temperature of the follicle.
3- The combination of heat and light helps to remove hair.