For the “at-home” consumer market, numerous new IPL hair removal equipment have recently been introduced. Although many consumers have viewed this as a benefit, they do not come without associated hazards and dangers. This article will try to list some key things to think about before buying a “at home” IPL hair removal device.
It becomes quite challenging to assess your own appropriateness for hair removal treatments, especially with an IPL device, with at-home IPL hair removal equipment unless you are a certified dermal or laser therapist. If you treat an area that is not suited (dark in skin tone, at the proper stage of hair development, exposed to sunlight, or if you are pregnant), you run the risk of suffering from serious burns and hyperpigmentation.
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The majority of IPL equipment for home use are unable to generate enough heat to permanently damage the hair follicle. The inferior heat applied to the hair by these home devices does short-term damage, but over time, what we observe is that what was once thick, dark, and course hair (which is ideal for treatments with a targeted laser, for example, for maximum results) is now finer and discolored hair that responds to hair removal treatment much less readily.
It takes time.
Unfortunately, in terms of effectiveness and speed, IPL devices have not been able to keep up with the developments in laser technology (otherwise known as repetition rate). You’ll discover that executing an at-home IPL treatment yourself will actually take longer and be less convenient for you when compared to visiting a laser center. IPL equipment used in homes can pulse as frequently as once every 4-6 seconds. Imagine how many pulses it would take to treat a broad area, like the back and shoulders or the entire leg. That is a lifetime. For instance, using our tools, they can pulse at a rate of up to 2 times
Convenience & Coverage
The inability to treat yourself on difficult-to-reach places is perhaps the most basic and frequently ignored element to take into account when choosing an at-home IPL device. These locations can include the back and neck in men, for instance. These difficult-to-treat areas in women can include the lower back, brazilian, and the backs of the legs. We advise going to a reputable laser & skin clinic like Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics to prevent missed patches and uneven coverage. Ask yourself if using an at-home IPL device is truly worth the danger, given that there are two convenient locations throughout Melbourne.