IPL Hair Removal

Our recommended method of effective hair removal is IPL.  IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and although this technology has been around for over 15 years, it is only in the last few years that people have really heard about it or seen it in major high street shops.  It is seen it as a safe, painless and effectively permanent solution to unwanted hair compared to continual waxing, shaving or plucking.

How IPL Hair Removal Works
Intense Pulsed Light systems work by firing repeated bursts of intense, wide spectrum light into the skin, reaching the hair root (bulb). These bursts of light are changed into heat energy, eventually damaging or killing the root of the hair shaft and follicle so it stops growing.  Filters on the IPL machines are used to ensure that the light can be precisely targeted on the intended hairs as accurately as lasers, though, as the IPL equipment head is often bigger you can get quicker results.

How IPL Hair Removal Works

IPL hair removal is extremely popular. They apparently stopped collecting data on it a while ago, but in the USA 2,125,000 people (men and women) undertook IPL treatment at a registered clinic in 2009 and 2010. Not one to be left behind, the UK has seen an equally impressive rise in awareness and uptake.  With this number of people trusting IPL hair removal systems you can be confident that it is a highly regulated, safe and effective solution to removing hair.

All hair removal treatments need repeated and regular session to ensure successful and continued hair loss and with the high costs charged at clinics (varying by clinic, the area of your body being treated and the stubbornness of the hair etc) you can very quickly find yourself spending many £100’s of pounds over time.  Therefore there is a huge trend for people looking to buy the IPL equipment (often the same that the clinics are using) for a fraction of the cost of the sessions and using it themselves as required, from the comfort of their own homes.

No manufacturers are allowed to say that their products offer 100% permanent removal as independent, official tests have not been undertaken to validate it and there are certain cases where IPL is less effective on certain hair types.  However, as the positive effects of IPL are obvious and well documented you can be confident that it will result in a significant reduction, and often complete removal, of any unwanted hair.

You’ll obviously have questions before you decide this is right for you so this site aims to provide you with everything you need to know about home IPL products.  However if you do have any other questions then we are always pleased to hear from you.

Compare IPL Hair Removal Systems

If you have been considering and investigating IPL for hair removal then you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few Home IPL systems out there all making big claims and varying greatly in price.  This page simply lets you see the pros and cons of each and helps you decide which is right for you and your budget.

IPL Products and Accessories

Apart from the actual IPL Hair Removal system there are a number of supplementary products and accessories that you can buy.  See our recommended and proven IPL products and accessories and buy quickly and securely on this site.

Tips on getting the best results from IPL hair removal

IPL hair removal is renowned for being an effective method of permanent hair reduction but to get the best possible results and have the most satisfying experience check out these tips.

IPL Hair Removal FAQs – Answers to the most common questions

If you’ve spend years waxing, plucking, shaving or just putting up with unwanted hair then you’ll understandably have many questions about something so innovative as Intense Pulsed Light Treatment.  Get the answers to questions such as is it safe, how does it work and most importantly, will it work for me.

Difference Between IPL and Laser Treatment

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and laser treatment have both been proven to provide effective results for the reduction of unwanted hair.  There are many similarities and can be easily confused so this page can hopefully help you decide which is best for you.

Home IPL products versus IPL Clinic Sessions

When it comes to IPL Hair Removal you have two basic options, to go and have treatment at a professional beauty clinic or to treat yourself at home.  In this section we give you the pros and cons and allow you to compare the prices so you can make the decision as to which is best for you.

Before and After IPL Hair Removal – The Results

The IPL method gives great results but seeing is believing so view before-and-after pictures of the results you would typically expect on various parts of your body after a set number of recommended treatments.

IPL Reviews

See what others have to say about their experience with using the IPL method of removing hair.  We’ve pulled together reviews from a number of respected sites to give a good overview and peace of mind before you decide whether to buy.

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