Unwanted body hair has been the bane of people’s lives for centuries.
Finally we have a solution!
After experiencing the many pitfalls of shaving (ingrown hairs, redness, irritation, and speedy re-growth), we’re contemplating alternative methods of hair removal this season. And since professional laser hair removal isn't the most budget-friendly option (initial sessions can cost upwards of $600), we're presenting the next best thing: Infinite Smooth, at-home laser hair removal gadget.
How does it works?
IPL stands for 'intense pulse light', and it uses different wavelengths to target pigment within the hair. Once the light reaches the pigment, it’s heated to a level which kills the growing cells, eradicating the hair.
Both IPL light and laser impulses reach the root of the hair via the melanin. This stimulation has a ‘damaging’ effect on the root and after a few treatment sessions, will inhibit the root to produce new hair. Dark hair and fair skin are the perfect combination to get the most effective results.
Is it safe?
New York-based dermatologist Josh Zeichner, MD, considers at-home lasers a safe alternative. "Lasers work by emitting a beam of light that is absorbed by a specific target in the skin," Dr. Zeichner explains. "In this case, the light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle to heat it up and destroy it, so the hair does not grow back. At-home devices work similarly to professional treatments, but use lower energy levels.
As an interesting FYI, Dr. Zeichner adds that, "Each treatment causes some degree of damage to the hair follicle resulting in thinner hair, and it often takes multiple treatments to completely remove hair.
How to prepare for hair removal treatment?
You should have test on a small area of body before treatment as the skin and hair behaves differently.
Shaving, bleaching, trimming hair pre and in-between treatments is totally fine, waxing and plucking however are not.