Expected Results With IPL Light Hair Removal Method
How Does IPL Fare Compare To Other Hair Removal Methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods, which must be repeated on a frequent basis whereas light hair removal devices, using laser or IPL technologies, offer permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
On the other end of the hair removal methods spectrum, exists a painful yet permanent hair removal procedure: electrolysis. It is a tedious, invasive and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to dozens of hair follicles at a time, light hair removal with IPL effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis. The wide IPL light spectrum can be used safely and effectively on a broader range of patients while minimizing the adverse skin reaction commonly encountered with other lasers. Unlike other systems, LUMI™ can treat the fine hair on a woman’s forearms just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man’s back.
In addition to treating multiple hair thicknesses and locations in each session, light hair removal treatment with IPL is a gentle, non-invasive and safe procedure. There is no "down time" and you can return to your normal routines and activities immediately.
What To Expect With IPL Light Hair Removal Systems
Light based technologies such as lasers and IPL are clinically proven as permanent hair reduction methods. They offer the best of both worlds in terms of lasting results, treatment times and patient comfort when compared to others procedures. While commercial light hair removal machines deliver efficient and powerful light pulses to the skin, they need to be operated by qualified technicians and the risks for adverse side effects are generally higher than the home-based compact versions.
On top of being one of the fastest light hair removal systems currently on the market, LUMI™ is designed to safely deliver the benefits and convenience of IPL light hair removal treatments at home while reducing any potential side effects on the skin. Most areas to be treated require between 4-8 treatments in average. However the number of treatments needed for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors including the hair’s thickness, the area treated, and each person’s hair’s growth cycle. All IPL systems work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatment sessions may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What the Experts Have to Say:
Applications for intense pulsed light (IPL) for hair removal are gaining favor among other methods, including lasers, because of its non-invasive nature, versatility regarding different skin and hair types, safety, and case of use.- EGOZI, D and Al. "Hair removal using intense pulsed light (epilight): Patient satisfaction, our experience, and literature review." January 2005.
The latest and most effective choice in the treatment of hair removal is non-coherent intense pulsed light (IPL), which is both efficient and safe for hair removal (...) There was a significant hair reduction of about 80% with no side effects and minimal complications. Follow-up was done 6 months after the last session. In conclusion, IPL is very effective and safe for hair removal.- BEDEWI, A.F.El. Hair Removal with Intense Pulsed Light. Lasers in medical science. 2004.
The intense pulsed light source is an effective method for long-term epilation of unwanted hair.- FOSTER, T.D and Al. "Long-term hair removal using the intense pulsed light source: A two-year follow-up study." International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2002.
Plan your Hair Removal Sessions for Optimized Results
We suggest you repeat treatments on the underarms, bikini area, arms and stomach every 2 weeks. Re-growth is usually slower on the legs, so a treatment once every 4 weeks should be sufficient to keep your legs smooth and hair-free. If you see hair returning within 4 weeks, simply shorten the interval between treatments again.
Example of a treatment plan over the course of a full growth cycle:
This is the plan we recommend since it is the one that has been proven to provide the best results. You may plan your use of EvoDerma LUMI™ differently and it could also lead to satisfactory results.
IPL or laser hair removal results differ from one person to another. Four factors will play a role in your hair removal success: skin tone, hair density, the body part being treated and the amount of melanin in your hair follicle. LUMI™ works best on users with light skin and dark hair.
Everyone’s hair growth cycle is different, and your individual physical make-up will impact the number of treatments required for you to attain optimal results. After your first treatment with LUMI™, the hair in the treated area will appear to be falling out. This process is normal and for some people, it can take up to two weeks before the body ejects this hair. We recommend that you don’t pull the hair out; simply let it fall out naturally.