What is IPL hair removal treatment?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. In the cosmetic industry IPL is used for hair removal and IPL skin treatment to remove hair, rejuvenate and improve skin’s appearance, and reduce undesired skin problems like acne, wrinkles, and uneven texture. Other names for IPL hair removal include laser hair removal, epilation, intense pulsed light, SHR, and hair reduction.
IPL uses a broad spectrum or range of light to generate powerful, focused energy to treat and target cosmetic problems. The devices use filters to narrow this broad range of light down to become more effective at targeting the specific features that become undesirable as a result of both ageing and sun exposure, so called photoageing.
Advance Fluorescence Technology (AFT) is the next generation of intense pulsed light and is the light source in the Alma Laser’s Harmony XL platform that Dr Goldman uses. AFT lasers emit shorter, more uniform wavelengths of light than other pulsed light systems, so patients are less likely to experience harsh side effects. This advanced system has additional and specific filters to further narrow down the light so that, in effect, it lies between traditional IPL and laser treatments.