Getting ready for IPL hair removal

Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is one of the most popular services in modern beauty salons and it is slowly becoming the top option among women who want to get rid of body hair. It’s not difficult to understand why they are willing to pay more for this cosmetic procedure. It provides long lasting results, so you don’t have to worry about buying razors, but it’s less painful than waxing. With just a few sessions, you can say goodbye to unaesthetic boy hair and enjoy smooth, glowing skin when going to the beach, without having to make a salon booking before. Even though the procedure requires an initial investment, because in the long run you won’t have to pay for waxing and hair removal products, such as razors, shaving foam or waxing strips. In order for IPL Brisbane hair removal to be effective, you have to take several precautions in advance. Here are the most important steps you should follow.

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First of all, before having IPL hair removal you should avoid UV exposure as much as possible. By UV exposure we mean both natural sunlight and artificial light from sunbeds. This is more difficult to achieve in summer, which is why many women schedule hair removal sessions in other seasons. Wear sunblock religiously and choose SPF that has both UVA and UVB protection. Wear it even if it’s cloudy outside and cover your skin as much as possible, because the procedure is not as effective when you have a tan. Avoid fake tan as well and try to have IPL done when your skin has a natural color. You have to wait for about four to six weeks, which is a lot for many women, so, if possible, do it in spring.

 

Secondly, you should refrain from using certain skincare ingredients that chemically exfoliate the skin, such as AHA and BHA creams, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Bleach and hair removal creams are also to be avoided. Stop application seven days before your IPL appointment. Last, but not least, it goes without saying that you have to let your hair grow a few millimeters before the procedure. The time you have to go without shaving depends on how fast your hair grows, but, in general, four or five days is the recommended amount of time you have to wait. Apart from these pre-care tips, you also have to follow several post-procedure rules, so make sure you ask your dermatologist about hair removal aftercare.

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