Hair grows in staggered cycles. While the IPL disables the hair follicle in the active growth phase, previously dormant follicles can assume growth after the treatment. Hence, a few treatment sessions will be required for optimal results.
Results of hair reduction treatment can be noticed after a few treatments. The number of sessions you require for best results will depend on the density, thickness and colour of your hair, your skin colour, your hair growth cycle and the area of the body you are treating. A course of 6 to 8 treatments is usually required, at approximately 4 to 8 weeks’ intervals depending on the site of treatment.
With each session, you will notice 4’F’s – significantly fewer, finer and fairer (less visually obvious) hair that grows at a much slower rate (farther intervals).
IPL Hair reduction is relatively permanent but does depend on genetics, the area treated and hormonal influences and more treatments may be required and in some cases on going, periodic, maintenance treatments.