Laser Hair Removal
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IPL Laser Hair Removal FAQs
At AMAE Med Spa, we are the leading provider of laser hair removal in the Birmingham, MI area. Dr. Ali and his expert team of specialists have helped countless individuals reach their aesthetic goals through laser hair removal. In this article, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.
How does IPL Laser Hair Removal work?
IPL – which stands for Intense Pulsed Light- is a technology that while having been around for the last 15 years, has only recently been implemented in the field of laser hair removal. IPL laser hair removal is a safe and painless way to permanently remove unwanted hair from areas that previously could only be treated by continuous shaving, plucking, or waxing.
IPL laser hair removal systems operate by repeatedly firing bursts of wide spectrum light into the skin, thereby reaching the root of the hair (also known as the bulb). These charges of energy are then converted to heat energy, which eventually damages the root of the hair shaft and follicle, stunting it’s ability to grow.
Is the IPL laser hair removal method safe?
Over the last 15 years, the light based technology used in IPL laser hair removal have been rigorously tested, consistently yielding remarkable results.
IPL laser hair removal devices manufactured today include a built-in sensor that automatically regulates the temperature used in the procedure to safe, comfortable levels. Additionally, the expert staff at AMAE Med Spa may also manually adjust the light’s intensity to appropriately meet the patient’s specific level of comfort.
Does IPL laser hair removal hurt?
The sensation of IPL laser hair removal has been described by some patients as being similar to the feeling of an elastic band being gently flicked against their skin; a far cry from the pain associated with waxing.
But as with any medical procedure, everyone’s body is different and will consequently be subject to it’s own level of sensitivity. Patients worried about experiencing too much discomfort during the procedure are recommended to begin their treatment on a lower setting and then incrementally increase the intensity as their treatment continues.
Who can get IPL laser hair removal – is it just for women?
IPL laser hair removal is a suitable treatment for anyone experiencing unwanted hair, not just women. At our Birmingham, MI med spa, we have helped countless men get rid of unwanted hair with IPL laser hair removal.
Can I use IPL laser hair removal anywhere on my body?
IPL laser hair removal is a same way to remove unwanted hair from anywhere but the cheekbones. This is because pointing the light used in the treatment that close to the eyes could result in permanent loss of vision. Patients undergoing IPL laser hair removal on their face have the option of purchasing IPL safety glasses to protect their eyes during their laser hair removal procedure.
Other than that one small area, however, IPL laser hair removal is a safe means of removing hair from almost anywhere on the body, including the arms, chest, abdomen, armpit, face, back, and bikini area.
How do I prepare for IPL laser hair removal?
Both before the first time undergoing IPL laser hair removal and between all subsequent sessions, patients should shave. While this may seem counterintuitive, by shaving the treatment area, patients allow for the light energy to penetrate the skin to the root of the hair. Additionally, the heat generated during laser hair removal is enough to cause hair to burn, both potentially damaging the device and resulting in an unpleasant smell for the patient.
IPL Laser Hair Removal – Birmingham, MI
At AMAE Med Spa, we are committed to providing all of our patients with a comfortable treatment experience that meets all of their laser hair removal needs. If you are in the Birmingham, MI area and are interested in laser hair removal, contact AMAE Med Spa today for a consultation.
Birmingham, MI double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in laser hair removal. In addition to permanent laser hair removal we also offer waxing services.
Each laser skin treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies. For optimal results, we also offer custom packages of laser treatments, under the guidance of medical aesthetician Our Aestheticians.
Schedule a laser hair removal treatment – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa, while we make you look and feel smooth and hair free!