IPL Laser Hair Removal

 

IPL, Intense pulsed light, is the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light to permanently reduce hair growth,.  It is most effectively in darker, coarser hair.

Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin, targeting melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root). The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located. As the light is absorbed the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla.

 

 

Bao L. Phan MD - Hawaii Plastic Surgeon