Laser Treatments

Hair Removal Treatment (IPL) in Costa Rica

Recently, Intense Pulsed Light has surpassed all other methods of hair removal in the cosmetic industry. This treatment can remove any unwanted hair in a safe and effective manner from all parts of the face or body. Intense Pulsed Light for hair removal is also named as PhotoDerm HR and EpiLight: The pulsed light is controlled via the computer and with the use of special filters the theory of Selective Photo Thermolysis is what damages the follicle and causes it to fall out.

If you want to eliminate hair from your legs, arms, underarms, bikini lines, back and chest areas, then this treatment is the one for you! At the same time, it can help define clean and attractive hair lines as well as beards. Not only will you be able to stop shaving, tweezing or waxing, your will also be free of ingrown hairs and ‘bumps’ on the surface of your skin. You will completely hair-free and will benefit from a rejuvenated, silkier and smoother skin.

Generally, the IPL technique requires for patients to make around 6 visits to their doctor’s office to successfully clean an area; it also works best on medium or coarse, dark hair.

Even though IPL and laser use light to cause thermal damage to the hair follicle, there are differences between the two treatments. IPL uses specific wavelengths of light that are the optimum for absorption by the melanin pigmentation in the hair, yet at the same time minimizing the trauma to the skin. It is different from laser treatment because it is able to deliver greater energies at optimum wavelengths while causing less damage to the skin.

In contrast with other treatments, this IPL procedure has been effective with all skin types. People with Hispanic or Asian heritage have enjoyed positive results with IPL, even though clients with darker skin need to take extra precautions to avoid the over-absorption of light. Also, IPL may be less effective on a person with blonde or grey hair due to the lack of pigmentation in their hair. It is the pigmentation itself that absorbs the light and enables the treatment to work effectively. This is the reason why this procedure is ideal for people with dark hair.

After the treatment, you can expect redness of the skin and mild swelling that lasts from an hour to 24 hours. On rare occasions, the redness may last a few days and there could be some grazing or ‘scabbing’ which typically subsides over a short period of time.

Consult With HCR

The information given in this website should be considered as an introduction to an IPL hair removal treatment. Before deciding on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we highly recommend you contact HCR directly, so we can answer any specific question you might have.

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Linda Bell

Linda Bell is in the fortunate position of being able to combine doing something she loves with spending a lot more time with those she loves. She and her family occupy an unassuming cottage in the midst of splendid chaos AKA ‘the garden’ in England. Somewhere in that garden lurks the family dog and a feline with a penchant for getting into trouble. Linda loves researching and writing about health and fitness, something that is dear to her heart after some years spent working in a fitness center overseas.

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