What is IPL Hair Removal?

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL Hair Removal treats unwanted hair on various body parts, including the face and neck, underarms, legs and bikini line, arms and hands, and chest (as well as other areas). It can be done alone or in conjunction with electrolysis hair removal. IPL Hair Removal uses light from intense pulsed light (IPL), which has been found to remove hair permanently by damaging the hair follicles,, which prevents the regrowth of unwanted hair.

What is IPL hair removal?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, a form of laser hair removal that targets the pigment in your hair follicles to disable them. And if you're thinking, Well, I already know about IPL-it's the thing I use to get rid of those little brown spots on my face, congratulations! You've already learned something new about IPL today.

This technique uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and destroys the hair root, making it impossible for the hair to grow. This treatment can be used on any body area with unwanted hair, including the face, bikini line, legs, and underarms. It's fast and effective because the process treats skin color and texture simultaneously.

This means there's no need to shave or wax before each session as some other methods require. There are also no side effects like ingrown hairs, rashes, or irritation with this type of hair removal treatment.

The only downside is that it takes multiple sessions to see results, and treatments will cost more than shaving or using cream depilatories but are less expensive than waxing. The Sapphire IPL Hair Removal system provides permanent hair reduction by targeting multiple hair colors while keeping skin tone intact - thereby decreasing the number of treatments required.

How does IPL Hair Removal work?

IPL hair removal, also known as Intense Pulsed Light hair removal, is a process that uses light to remove unwanted hair. The light energy targets the root of the hair follicle and damages the cells to prevent hair growth.

A medical professional uses a handheld device to administer the light treatment. Typically, there are two modes: pulse mode or flash mode.

Pulse mode emits continuous pulses of intense bursts of light for about 10 minutes to completely destroy each hair follicle before moving on to another part of the body. Flash mode sends pulses at high frequency for about one second per pulse to quickly target many hairs in succession with less time between treatments (usually five minutes).

When the light is emitted, it heats up the melanin found in the hair bulb, which is located below the skin's surface. The cell begins to break down and die as the heat increases and becomes unbearable for the surrounding tissue. Later n, the body gets rid of the dead cells.

If you're considering this option because you want permanent hair reduction without laser scarring, Sapphire IPL Hair Removal might be your best bet!

The benefits of IPL Hair Removal

IPL hair removal works by using intense pulses of light to target the melanin in the hair follicle. This is done by sending an electric pulse through a fiber optic cable that has been inserted into the skin. The pulse of light produces heat, which damages and kills the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. Here are some benefits of this treatment when compared with other forms of depilation:

  1. Quick and easy: As IPL removes hairs at the root, you can enjoy quick and easy results with just one session. In fact, it takes as long as waxing would take.
  2. Good value for money: The lifetime savings you make with IPL compared to other forms of hair removal can be significant. For example, You may need waxing or shaving every now and then because hair eventually grows back, but with IPL treatment, your hair will grow much slower or not at all.
  3. Permanently curbs ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs happen when hair curls up and re-enters the skin near where it first came out, causing inflammation, redness, bumps, and even scarring. IPL technology targets these ingrown by destroying them before they happen - giving you smoother shave-free legs for life!
  4. No more shaving cream required: Shaving cream creates a protective barrier between the blade and your delicate skin, making it easier to cut yourself.
  5. No more last-minute rushed shaving: Have you ever woken up with stubble? Or found yourself running late in the morning, so had to skip straight to applying lipstick rather than do anything else like apply shaving cream? With IPL hair removal, there's no more running late in the morning because there's no stubble. EVER.
  6. Forget about razor burn: Razor burn happens when skin is exposed to sharp blades over time. Shaving leaves your skin dry and prone to razor burn, but with IPL hair removal, you won't have any worries.
  7. Compatible with different-colored hair types: Whether blonde, grey, light, or white hair, if it's on your body, we can help you get rid of it! And our Sapphire IPL Hair Removal range means unwanted hair will never return.

The drawbacks of IPL Hair Removal

Like every other product, IPL hair removal has some setbacks, though not as significant as with most other methods. Here's the downside of this method:

  1. Crusting: Though rare, some people may experience crusting of their skin after treatment. If that happens to you, simply stop using any skin care products and allow your skin to heal. The hair will eventually grow back on its own without any problems!
  2. Irritation and redness: If you're easily irritated or sensitive to pain, then IPL hair removal might not be for you because it does come with a small risk for both irritation and redness in the areas where it was applied.
  3. Possible risk of skin infection: It can also carry the risk of causing a bacterial infection on your skin if it comes into contact with anything dirty at the time of treatment (or any time afterward).
  4. Eye injury: When removing facial hair, the powerful light beams can harm the eye and possibly cause blindness. So, wear protective eyewear during the procedure to prevent injuries such as scratches, burns, or corneal abrasions.
  5. Risk of burns, blisters, and scars: A high-intensity pulse laser carries risks, including burning, blistering, and scarring.


IPL hair removal is a safe, quick, and effective technique. This process is great for people who want to remove hair from the face or other small areas. It's also a good option for those with sensitive skin because it can be used on all skin tones and types. Elegtime Sapphire IPL Hair Removal Handset provides state-of-the-art equipment that delivers powerful treatments so that you can look your best every day!