Unwanted hair can be embarrassing and difficult to remove. Waxing and electrolysis can be painful, and depilatory creams are messy. At the cosmetic surgery office of Dr. Manuel Peña we offer an advanced hair removal technology that rivals the results of laser hair removal for beautiful, hair-free results over an extended period of time.
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a non-invasive skin treatment used for treating unwanted areas of hair growth.
One of the main benefits of IPL is its ability to deliver light wavelengths to precise hair follicles without harming surrounding tissue. IPL disrupts the cycle of hair growth by breaking up the pigment of the unwanted hair. It uses very short duration pulses of light, so that discomfort to non-targeted areas can be, and generates light energy at various frequencies, depending on the depth of the target area.
Most IPL treatments last about thirty minutes. Follow-up visits are required a few times a year.
If you have unwanted dark hair and are sick of tweezing, waxing and shaving, IPL may work for you. To find out, schedule a consultation with Dr. Peña or one of his staff. During your consultation, the physician’s assistant will talk with you about your physical and emotional health, your expectations for treatment, and the risks and benefits of IPL, so you can decide if IPL is your best solution.