Can IPL cause hair growth?

The official term for increased hair growth resulting from laser hair removal is paradoxical hypertrichosis. … Laser and IPL can have the opposite effect, especially on your face, causing rebound growth in hormonal areas such as the sides of face, neck, chin and breasts.

Does laser cause more hair growth?

One study conducted by UBC clinicians looked at patients who had undergone laser hair removal with a long-pulsed alexandrite laser. A total of three of 489 patients (0.6 percent) had increased hair growth subsequent to laser hair epilation (Alajlan A, Shapiro J, Rivers JK, et al.

Does IPL cause hair loss?

Patients see results in three to five days, with days one to three being the time with most redness and peeling. Men should be aware that IPL treatment may cause hair loss in their beard area due to the coarse nature of beard hair.

What does IPL do to the hair follicle?

It uses the Intense Pulsed Light technology, also known as IPL. Essentially, the device utilises high-energy light to achieve long-term hair reduction. It works by progressively reducing the re-growth of hair by applying gentle pulses of light to heat to the hair root (i.e. hair follicle).

What are the negatives of laser hair removal?

Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.

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Are IPL results permanent?

IPL hair removal utilizes intense pulsed light to remove unwanted hairs and prevent them from growing back. Compared to traditional and common hair removal options, an IPL treatment offers more permanent results because it reduces hair growth.

What happens if you stop IPL?

“I will NEVER EVER have any hair after IPL hair removal”

So after a course of IPL hair removal, we will have destroyed the suitable treated follicle’s and they will never grow back, but there is a strong possibility that a brand new follicle may activate or follicles, not in the ‘anagen’ phase will still grow.

What does face look like after IPL?

After IPL therapy, you may experience: Slight bruising, which will take 1 – 2 weeks to dissipate. Age spots and freckles looking darker for the first 3 – 7 days, which is normal. Skin becoming crusty or flaky, which may last 7 – 10 day.

Can I use IPL every day?

DO NOT USE your IPL device every day! It will not be efficient in removing the hair faster as some might think, but instead will be efficient in irritating your skin. No plucking or waxing for a month before the IPL or laser treatment. … You can remove your hair ONLY by SHAVING.

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