Hair Removal : Permanent Hair Removal

Even for seasoned waxers, shavers and pluckers, there is little joy found in the process of hair removal. I’m sure we’ve all wished that there was a way to permanently get rid of unwanted hairs, to save yourself the time and the effort. There is of course laser hair-removal,  

If only there was a way to permanently reduce hair at home!

Well, there is

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technology that uses focused light of a wavelength specifically calibrated to target specific structures, such as your hair follicles. The light, in essence, deactivates these follicles and prevents those hairs from growing back. 

Their Origins

Intense pulsed light technology has evolved significantly since its introduction to the medical community 20 years ago. These devices are used for the cosmetic treatment of many vascular lesions, unwanted hair and pigmented lesions. Newer technologies are often able to give results equal to those of laser treatments[1].

For now

The devices were firstly used in salons, but now they have been developed for use in the home, so you can achieve these lasting results yourself. For a fraction of the price that you would pay for a course of treatments in a salon you could buy the Veet Infini’silk Pro, which after just five or six treatments will start showing results and can permanently reduce hair growth[2]!

How to:

First, it’s important to decide whether you’re sure you want to permanently remove your hair Secondly, it’s important that you read all instructions provided before using the device.

  1. If you have decided you want to try, then shave, or use a depilatory cream, on the area to ensure that the light pulses can all reach the follicles. Waxing or plucking isn’t suitable for this though, as the root has to be there for the IPL to be effective.
  2. Power up the device, starting on the lowest setting (although you can increase this to the setting that works best for you). Then press the device up against the area where you want to remove the hair and pull the trigger.
  3. The device automatically reads the tone of your skin and hair colour to determine whether it’s safe to apply the treatment and then will flash a pulse of the intense light that goes all the way down in to the hair follicles.
  4. Move the device to another area and repeat as necessary.

As Easy as That

Over as little as three months you could be seeing the benefits of permanent hair removal. So you shouldn’t have to feel that there is no alternative to your current routine, as permanent hair reduction in the comfort of your own home is only a few sessions away!



[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3390232/#B9

[2] Average hair reduction 54% at 3 months, and 50 % at 18 months post last treatment (based on a study on 62 people)