Keeping up with shaving, waxing, and tweezing is an incredible hassle. Get long-term hair removal at HealthKey Group, with offices in Lower Manhattan and Flushing in Queens, New York. Nikki Yu, LAc, and the team use a picosecond laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to destroy your hair follicles’ ability to regrow hair. To learn more about hair removal using lasers or light, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.
Hair removal uses light energy to make hair follicles inactive. At HealthKey Group, the team uses two methods of hair removal:
Concentrated light beams pass through your outer layer of skin into hair follicles. The pigment in these follicles absorbs the light, effectively destroying their capacity to grow hair.
IPL directs different wavelengths of light energy through the outer layer of skin to penetrate deep into the dermis. This damages and destroys hair follicles to discourage hair growth.
Your hair grows in cycles, so follicles aren’t all in a growth cycle at the same time. You’ll need three to six sessions of picosecond laser treatments to catch all follicles while they’re in a growth phase.
When it comes to IPL hair removal, you can plan on 5-7 sessions. IPL has slightly less intensity than picosecond laser treatments, so more sessions may be required.
Picosecond laser precisely destroys hair follicles of dark, coarse hair. It doesn’t damage the surrounding skin. This treatment is usually best for patients with darker skin tones.
IPL hair removal is more affordable than picosecond laser treatments. Each treatment session is shorter, but can cover more areas in each session. IPL is not effective on darker skin tones.
For both types of hair removal, your provider trims the hair in designated treatment areas, but leaves the follicles intact. Picosecond laser treatments feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Prior to IPL treatment, your provider applies a gel to allow for smooth flow of the IPL wand. Treatments with IPL are comfortable and less sensational than picosecond laser treatments. You’ll wear dark glasses during IPL hair removal to protect your eyes.
Men and women choose hair removal from areas like the:
Your provider at HealthKey Group can help you determine which type of hair removal treatment is right for you, depending on your hair type and area to be treated.
Call HealthKey Group to learn more about hair removal services or schedule an appointment online today.