How It Works
IPL Hair Removal Technology
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a proven and effective method of hair removal that has been used for over 15 years by professionals in spas and dermatology clinics all over the world. It is based on a process called photothermolysis, which uses optical energy to disable hair growth.
This method is effective because hair contains a dark pigment called 'melanin', which attracts and absorbs the energy emitted by LUMI’s™ light pulses. The pigment transforms the light pulses into heat and acts as a conductor, directing the energy towards the base of the hair follicle. This process disables the hair follicle, thereby achieving progressively long-term results by preventing future hair growth.
IPL Technology has been deemed a safe and reliable method for hair reduction by dermatologists and the medical community in general. Many aesthetic clinics use similar methods for hair removal, but LUMI™ offers you results at a fraction of the cost and in the privacy of your own home.
LUMI™ provides permanent hair reduction results, leaving you with smooth and silky skin all year long.
Hair Growth Cycle
Anagen is the phase in which the hair grows, whereas Catagen and Telogen are resting phases. A full hair growth cycle can take eighteen to twenty-four months. The length of a full hair growth cycle depends on the location of the hair and can vary from person to person. LUMI™ is effective on hairs that are in the Anagen phase.
ANAGEN (growth phase)
The hair is growing in this phase. At this point in the growth cycle, the hair is attached to the root and is considered to be ‘alive’. This phase in the hair growth cycle lasts anywhere from 4 months to 8 years.
Intense Pulsed Light only works on hair that is in the Anagen phase.
CATAGEN (transitional phase)
This secondary phase is commonly referred to as the transitional phase; in which the hair stops growing and the body prepares to eject it. In this phase, hair is considered dead, as cellular multiplication stops, and all growth ceases. The Catagen phase usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.
TELOGEN (resting phase)
Telogen is the final stage of the hair growth cycle, commonly referred to as the resting phase. The body will discard dead hair in order to make room for the growth of new hair. As the old hair is naturally shed from the body, new hair starts to form and the cycle begins again with the hair follicle returning to the Anagen phase. This phase may last for 2 to 9 months.
Intense Pulsed Light technology has been tested and proven as a safe hair removal method by dermatologists and medical scientists. Successful clinical studies have been performed on IPL technology have demonstrated its effectiveness and long lasting results.
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