Winter isn’t all about snuggling and layering up, it’s also the perfect time to get a head start on your summer beach body! While stocking up on coats and scarves and embracing a ‘more is more’ approach to your wardrobe, this is also an excellent time of year to start thinking about long-term fuzz free solutions!
In fact, the cold weather coupled with a lower UV index is actually your skin’s best friend when it comes to IPL hair removal!
While IPL can be performed any time of the year, winter is often an ideal time for clients to receive their treatments, as their skin is less likely to be damaged from sun exposure.
Sunburned skin cannot receive laser treatments and tanned skin is typically resistant to ridding unwanted hair!
Also, low temperature and shorter colder days prevent post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, which can be increased by excessive sun exposure.
So what is IPL, does it work, and is it painful?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is a form of light therapy used for various dermatological procedures including hair removal. It works by emitting a wavelength into the skin, which in the case of hair removal targets pigment. Think of how black clothing absorbs heat on a hot day, versus white clothing, which reflects it. The light is absorbed by pigment in the hair, turning quickly to heat that then kills the growing cells that make the hair.
Some discomfort may be experienced during and after the treatment, it really depends on the individual. Many describe the procedure as feeling like a gentle pinch or the snap of a hot rubber band when the hand piece is applied and you’ll experience a sunburn-like sensation for two to five hours after.
Call us on 1800 4 REJUVA for more information about IPL or to book a series of treatments today!
Source: elle.com, womenshealthandfitness.com.au