Excess and unwanted hair is a common problem. Women frequently experience this condition on the face, especially the upper lip and chin areas, at the bikini line, underarms or on the legs. Men as well often have unwanted hair on their back, chest, neckline and between their brows.
In many cases excessive hair growth runs in families. Race and hormones can also play a role. Some people experience unwanted or excess hair from the time they reach puberty; others find it to be a condition that becomes worse with age, pregnancy and menopause.
Conventional treatments include shaving, waxing, depilatory creams and tweezing. While these methods provide temporary fixes they can often be irritating to the skin.
IPLTM light sources are rapidly changing hair removal treatment, providing gentle, non-invasive, long-lasting solutions to unwanted hair on any body area.
Hair grows in distinct phases: anagen, catagen, early telogen and late telogen. The pulsed-light treatments are most effective when hair is in the anagen or active phase when the pigment (melanin) is abundant.