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What is ipl hair removal treatment and is it effective?

Intense Pulsed Light: Ipl uses a a very bright light applied to the skin which heats up the hair follicle. This causes damage to the follicle so it will no longer produce hair. The process is fairly painless and works well in fair skinned patients. It cannot be used in darker patients (such as mediterranean or darker skin types). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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What can I do to heal dicoloration from ipl hair removal treatment?

What can I do to heal dicoloration from ipl hair removal treatment?

Time: And possible use of peel and bleach solutions containing mixtures of hydroquinone, retin a (tretinoin). Kojic acid and steroids. In the meantime use a sunblock and mimize sum exposure. ...Read more

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Hi I have ple. I am goin to have ipl hair removal and was wondering whether this will aggravate it? I take 5mg of hydroxychloroquine before holidayin

Probably not: Most of the time ple is brought on by sensitivity to ultraviolet light. That being said, i think it would be a good idea to have them shoot a test spot with the ipl and make sure you don't react before you go all out with the hair removal. ...Read more

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Is ipl hair removal on the vaginal area safe while pregnant?

Is ipl hair removal on the vaginal area safe while pregnant?

Higher risk: Generally speaking all elective treatments are delayed until after pregnancy . Depending on your skin type, hormones during pregnancy can make you more prone to hyperpigmentation ...Read more

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Does laser or ipl hair removal cause sunken skin marks, if the treatment was done many times? If it does and i stop the treatment will they dissapear?

Does laser or ipl hair removal cause sunken skin marks, if the treatment was done many times? If it does and i stop the treatment will they dissapear?

No: Ipl is a non ablative method of hair removal. It does not alter the skin surface at all even with repetitive treatments. Laser hair removal targets chromophores or the pigments in the hair, so it should jot damage the skin either. ...Read more

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Im having ipl hair removal treatment and i have come out with spots on my cheeks and chin. The doctor prescribed me epeduo, is this ok to use ?

Im having ipl hair removal treatment and i have come out with spots on my cheeks and chin. The doctor prescribed me epeduo, is this ok to use   ?

OK to use if U have: acne. Be aware that it can cause contact dermatitis, skin sensitivity, and is basically a benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gel. So this can cause dryness and irritation too. When using the product, you can't go out in the sun for long periods of time, must wear SPF 30 block, and not overuse it. So follow your doctor's advice on how frequently you should use and what to watch out for. You should be safe. ...Read more

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Help docs, is ipl rf hair removal worth it?

Temporary: IPL is usually temporary. Diode or Alexandrite are more permanent. ...Read more

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Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Intense Pulsed Light (Definition)

It is a topical treatment that uses specific frequencies of light to "rejuvinate" the skin or remove (unwanted) hair. It is used by astheticians and other health providers. Laser skin/hair treatments are ...Read more