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IPL Hair Removal

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. At Imagen Art, we use E-Light, the most advanced, effective, and long-lasting permanent hair removal system by Intense Pulsed Lighting.

E-Light is the most advanced hair removal system, it can be used for any area of the body or face, wherever you want to obtain a smooth skin with a youthful appearance and free of hair. 

IPL combines three technologies:

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Procedure

The IPL System uses the hair as a heat conductor to reach the hair bulb and remove it.

 

Radiofrequency (RF) generates an electromagnetic field that produces a cellular movement that, by friction, raises the temperature of the deepest areas of the skin where IPL energy does not reach. RF is also important for skin rejuvenation due to the stimulation of fibroblasts and the restructuring of collagen molecules.

Skin Contact Cooling is a system that, when applied, generates cold and avoids the excessive sensation of heat on the skin, and therefore, guarantees the patient greater comfort during their hair removal session, also minimizing the risk of causing burns on the skin. 

Before each session, the patient must attend without makeup, creams or deodorant and having shaved at least 2 days before the session; Also,  for 2 or 3 weeks before the session, the areas to be treated should not have been shaved with wax, tweezers or a machine (Epilady or similar); Similarly, not having sunbathed the previous week without protection. It is recommended the daily use of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) after the session.

The total number of sessions depends on certain factors, such as:

  • Hair color.
  • Skin color.
  • Discipline to keep scheduled appointments every 3 or 4 weeks.

Contraindications

In women, the sensitive increases on days before menstruation, therefore, some of them decide to suspend the session. If that is your case, we recommend NOT to change your appointment since E-light guarantees you the greatest possible comfort during your session. despite being in the days before menstruation.

Absolute Contraindications

  • Type VI skin (for some systems).
  • Eye area (eye protection).
  • Photosensitivity (diseases and drugs) within the emission spectrum of the system.
  • Tanned areas (minimum 1 month) and self-tanner (recent), except the SHR system.
  • Areas with neoplasms.

 

Relative Contraindications

  • Skin phototypes IV to VI.
  • Treatment with 13-cis retinoic acid (6-12 m).
  • Pregnancy and lactation (depending on the area to be treated).
  • High risk of keloid scar (by burn).
  • Decompensated diabetics (lower limbs).
  • Patients with recurrent herpes in affected areas.
  • Tattoos and injuries with the risk of malignancy.
  • Pigmented lesions not wanted to be treated (protection).

Limit Age

Regarding age restrictions, at Imagen Art, we guarantee that it is a procedure that is normally performed even in patients from 16 years of age, although it can be done in younger patients as long as they are accompanied by an adult with the authority to sign the consent for the procedure to be performed.

We recommend making your appointments with an interval of three weeks or one month to obtain the ideal results.

Side effects

  • ·Changes in skin color, darkening of the skin, and hypopigmentation or lightening. This is caused by an increase or decrease in the production and deposition of pigment in the skin. These side effects are generally temporary and can be treated with medication.
  • Subtle swelling around the treated follicles for about three days.
  • Mild pain, tingling, or numbness.
  • Itching in the treated area.
  • Redness, up to three days maximum.
  • These effects may not occur if the procedure is performed by an expert professional in the technique.