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Pulsed Light Hair Removal: 120,000 Flashes, 1 Smooth Body

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There is a new hope for a smoother way of life with the SmoothSkin Gold IPL in hand.

Long gone are the days of a close shave for men and women, with technology replacing sharp blades with penetrating beams of light. Man-made machinery first introduced laser treatment in the mid-1990’s, making the less messy hair removal method a final possibility.

Creating scar tissue around the hair follicle with pulses of laser light that forbids further growth was a novel idea. However, the fact that hair growth happens in stages makes it impossible to guarantee a one-time procedure. Hence the title treatment, making the method a series of procedures packaged to meet each patient’s personalized needs.

It’s in the Wavelength

But IPL hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair with light differently. According to The Private Clinic of Harley Street, a renowned, 30-year-old London-based team of laser practitioners, nurses and assistants, the distinction between laser and IPL hair removal is significant.

While “both treatments produce energy in order to disrupt the growth cycle of each hair follicle to reduce hair growth without damaging the surrounding tissue,” the clinic reports “the main differences between Laser and IPL hair removal, lie in the technology that each use to generate the light.”

As some patients prefer one method of hair removal over the other, doctors do as well. The clinic claims better success with laser removal, noting it is for all skin types, whereas IPL’s broad spectrum of wavelengths cannot focus as concentrated a beam, causing burns on darker-toned skin. The UK team does acknowledge the higher cost of laser treatment, stating machine costs and use requirements make the luxury of laser light only available for more financially able consumers.

Go Gold or Go Home

For this reason alone, the notion of having a new product accessible to all is a very aesthetically and financially appealing idea. Claiming fast and powerful light with 120,000 flashes, SmoothSkin Gold IPL recommends patients follow a 12-week regimen and follow-up monthly to maintain hairless skin.

Asserting a full-proof claim of point-and-blast treatments available in its “detect and set feature,” the manufacturer counterclaims any notoriety on IPL treatment, saying the new product “device automatically checks your skin tone and adjusts the strength of the IPL accordingly before each blast of light. For those with particularly sensitive skin there's also a gentle mode.”

According to the product review, 27-year–old Fiona Dillon said since using similar hair removal machines, she has seen a significant difference in unsightly hair growth after four weeks of use. Female reviewers claim long-term hair removal by 50 percent and that “remaining hair appears softer.”

While only the future holds the answer to perfect hair removal, be it SmoothSkin Gold IPL or laser treatment, one thing promised presently is the hair removal industry will keep on growing.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about laser hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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