IPL or certain types of laser treatment can be used to remove unwanted hair growth. Light pulses are delivered to the skin via a handheld device. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, following the hair down into the follicle, which then dies from the heat.
IPL is most effective on people with fair skin and dark hair, as the contrast between skin and hair color makes it easier for the light to target the follicles. It may be less effective on people with dark skin or light hair.
You usually need between 8 – 10 treatments, spaced about 6 – 8 weeks apart.
You can read more about the IPL treatment below.