With the end of confinement and the sunny days, we are leaning back on our hair. And one of the techniques that continues to gain in popularity is hair removal with pulsed light to do at home. It promises a lasting result, even semi-definitive, all without pain. But is it effective and is there a danger? Update with a dermatologist.
Pulsed light hair removal, the solution to get rid of your hair?
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Pulsed light, also called IPL (for intense pulse light), attacks the hair bulb. The technique consists of flashes of light directly transformed into heat and directed towards the dark pigments of the hairs. The heat will put the bulb to sleep and cause the hairs to fall out and their regrowth is slowed down.
The technique is semi-final. We are therefore not rid of our hairs for good since the technique is only effective in the hair growth phase and all the hairs do not grow at the same time. In most cases, it will be necessary to repeat the operation within 15 days during the first four sessions. Nevertheless, the sessions should be spaced out over the passages so that they are no longer necessary every month, or even eventually every six months.