Can IPL remove hair permanently?

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

What is IPL

IPL stands for intense pulsed light where the powerful light rays are used to treat a wide range of dermatological conditions and provide an effective means of hair removal. Originally the IPL was developed to give solutions for cosmetic and medical conditions, then later it was noticed that it is also benefiting the patient’s condition and leaving them with a significantly reduced amount of hair in the treated area.

Hence, in recent times it has become very popular for people looking for permanent hair removal solutions.

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How Long Does This Treatment Take

IPL is a fast and effective process, it takes about six to eight sessions with a gap of three to four weeks and one can achieve the desired hair removal result. This calculates the entire time frame to roughly five to six months and you will get the desired results.

However, the length of the process hugely depends on the areas that are going through the hair removal process, and some people may require more treatments depending on the amount of hair.

Does IPL Removes Hair Permanently?

Intense Pulsed Light treatments are way more affordable, common and popular among people looking for a permanent solution to remove unwanted body hair. It destroys the hair follicle and they never grow back yet there is a strong possibility of new follicle activation and hair may grow again but very slow and late after the treatment. However, stated below are a few points that talk about the benefits of the Intense Pulsed Light treatment.


With IPL treatment you have saved yourself from one of the biggest downsides of shaving and tweezing; ingrown hair. This ingrown hair is caused by the hair that is removed unevenly or roughly and then regrows crookedly through the pores. IPL uses light and radio frequency energy and causes hair to shed by the hair follicle in order to achieve smooth results.


The treatment can be effectively and safely done on all the parts of your body, from ankles to upper lips and all other sensitive areas including brazilian and bikini. The treatment is commonly used to remove unwanted facial hair from both genders, along with forearms, legs, back, stomach and underarms.


Everyone must have experienced waxing as it is the most popular method of hair removal and must have experienced the pain of growing the hair at least ¼ an inch before going for the wax again. IPL treatment doesn’t come with such conditions and you can easily shave in between the sessions.


On average this treatment can be completed in just 30 minutes as a larger part of the body is covered in on go, so even treating multiple areas won’t make the appointments tedious and long. Even if you are treating a small area like a bikini or underarm , the session is less than 30 minutes.


Probably the best part of the treatment is that there is no downtime. You can go right back to your regular daily activities or your work just after you had your appointment. You just have to follow a couple of precautions like avoiding direct sun exposure for a week and always remember to put on your SPF as always.

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