The process of definitive epilation with intense puled light (IPL = Intense Pulsed Light / SPL = Square Pulsed Light) is a modern solution that uses safe and well tested technology.

Intense pulsed light (IPL/SPL) delivers a large quantity of energy through the skin to the level of the “target”, which in the case of epilation treatments is the pigment of the hair (melamine). Through the channeling of intense energy on the level of the follicle, the process completely destroys it.

Important Characteristics of the IPL

In case of definitive epilation with intense pulsed light, you must take certain things in account: the wavelength, intensity, output, treatment duration, down time, all have to be adequate with the thickness of the hair (which can be more or less thick), hair color (which might be blonde, red, light brown or brown), the depth of the follicle (which for instance is on a deeper level in the pubic area) and skin color (according to the Fitzpatrick scale there are 5 types of skin colors, from albino white to African black).

The long duration epilation treatments are scheduled according to an algorithm of the hair growth’s physiology. There’s no point in time at which we have all the hair springs grown out of every follicle. The hair growth has 3 phases: growth, stagnation and regression.

IPL – Intense Puled Light / SPL – Square Pulsed Light

Is a modern solution that uses safe and well tested technology

When are the IPL treatments recommended?

The photoepilation treatments are useful and efficient only at the phase when the hair is in the root sheath, as this is the point when the heat is conducted by the hair directly in the germinative cells of the follicle. In the other two phases the treatment doesn’t reach it’s goal – that of destroying the follicle, as the hair spring doesn’t directly communicate with the follicle. This is the reason why the treatments have this certain repetitive cycle.

The time between two epilation treatments is different according to the treatment area. For example: the hair around the upper lip grows much faster than the hair on the legs. This is simply because of our genetic programming; this is the reason the facial epilation treatments are done at a different interval then those on the calves or armpit.

After the 6, 8, 10 or 12 definitive epilation treatments it becomes visible that the result is partial but definitive epilation. What does this mean? There’s still a bit of hair visible – much more delicate and depigmented hair, however the result is permanent.

The definitive photoepilation treatment can never completely destroy all the follicles of an area ( be It the pubic area, bikini line or calves). There will always be a couple of miniature hair springs.
These are a few approximate epilation averages of frequently requested areas: armpit 80-90%, pubic area 90-95%, face 50-70%, thighs 60-70%, calves 90-95%.