Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal in Olympia, WA
Hair removal can boost your confidence and provide the sleek look you've always wanted. Intense pulsed light, or IPL, provides a safe way to permanently reduce pesky body hair. If you're interested in taking the first step toward IPL hair removal, please call (360) 763-0657 or contact Dr. Patricia Sylwester online.
How IPL Hair Removal Works
During IPL sessions, powerful bursts of light target the pigment melanin, which promotes hair growth. By eliminating melanin in the hair bulb, the treatment ceases growth and removes visible hair.
Fully removing hair takes anywhere from five to 12 sessions, so the best course of action is to contact a doctor and start treatment soon.
Why Choose IPL Hair Removal
Whether you're seeking the perfect bikini line or simply tired of shaving, there are plenty of reasons to choose intense pulsed light treatment. IPL hair removal has shown to be:
- Minimally invasive: No cuts or incisions necessary.
- Quick: A single IPL session lasts around a half hour.
- Powerful: IPL can eliminate a large amount of hair in a single session.
- Permanent: By targeting active hair roots, IPL therapy stops growth at the source.
- Easy: A typical treatment cycle consists of approximately 5 to 12 appointments.
It's easy to see why pulsed light therapy remains a popular option for hair removal.
What to Expect from IPL Hair Removal
Pain is hardly an issue with IPL hair removal. The machines used for the procedure can be adjusted to higher or lower wavelengths, depending on the amount of hair and your skin sensitivity. Most describe the heat sensation of an IPL session as no more painful than a rubber band “flicking” your skin.
Before IPL Hair Removal Treatment
Before starting your sessions, it's crucial to warn your doctor or technician of any existing skin conditions, which can be exacerbated by the IPL treatment. The more information you provide, the better treatment can be tailored to suit your needs.
Likewise, make sure to avoid tweezing and plucking hair prior to your sessions. Growing out the hair you would like to have removed provides a clearer "target" for your treatment.
After IPL Hair Removal Treatment
After your sessions, limit your direct exposure to heat and sunlight, whether artificial or natural. Taking care to wear sunscreen and shield the areas that received treatment can go a long way toward a more pleasant recovery.
After treatment, it's important to avoid:
- Skin creams
- Hot water, such as a sauna
- Chlorinated pools and hot tubs
- Perfumes, rubs or moisturizers
For more information about intense pulsed light therapy for hari removal, please call (360) 763-0657 or contact Dr. Patricia Sylwester online.
Address1801 West Bay Dr NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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