Are you undecided between waxing and IPL hair removal treatments for getting rid of unwanted hair?
If monthly waxing treatments turn out to be a chore for you, you might want to consider IPL. It stands for ‘Intense Pulsed Light’ and is a hair removal method that utilises light energy to reduce hair growth permanently.
During IPL sessions, pulses of light are delivered directly to the skin (where hair grows). Hair follicles then absorb this energy. The light energy is converted into heat energy in the follicles, which damages the follicles' bulbs, leading to halted hair production.
The treated area will not be completely hair-free after IPL, but the remaining hair will be lighter and finer. It takes a couple of treatments to notice significant hair reduction. Minor side effects such as swelling and pigmentation (particularly in those with deeper skin tones) can occur; however, these can be resolved with sunscreen usage and medication.
On the other hand, during waxing, sticky wax and waxing strips are used to rip off the hair and dead skin cells. The wax used can be either hot or cool, applied to skin areas with undesirable hair. This procedure removes the hair from its roots, which leaves you hair-free for three to six weeks.
This is not a permanent hair removal solution, as hair will eventually grow back. Side effects can include pain, irritation, ingrown hair, and red spots, depending on how sensitive your skin is.
Now that you know the differences between IPL and waxing, you can go ahead and book your appointment for your desired treatment!
Do note, however, that for permanent hair reduction, IPL is an effective and affordable solution; therefore, if you meet the criteria, you shouldn't hesitate to try it out and experience its benefits. You can achieve hair-free skin in the long run, regardless of what skin type you have.
At Nuffield Wellness, we offer IPL hair removal services using our trusted Inmode Lumecca. Read more about the technology and treatment we use here.