Description of Service:
We offer state-of-the-art laser hair removal in Cincinnati using EpiLight. EpiLight is an intense pulsed light, or IPL, which is similar to laser treatment, but in many cases, more adaptable. While older lasers provide only one wavelength of light for laser hair removal, the EpiLight offers a spectrum of wavelengths to choose from. Unlike laser hair removal, this gives us flexibility in treating a variety of skin and hair colors. Treatment can be performed anywhere on the body or face.
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The area to be treated for laser hair removal is cleansed and prepped with a clear gel. Using an intensed pulse light hand piece, which is directly placed on the surface of the skin, the physician fires the IPL in order to decrease unwanted hair in the desired body areas. You and the physician will be wearing protective eye covering in order to protect the retina. It is associated with a warm, ” rubber band snap ” sensation, but most clients experience mild discomfort. Typical treatment sessions differ depending on areas, and in order to achieve maximal results, 5-6 sessions usually 4-6 weeks apart are scheduled. Touch-ups may be required for refractory hairs.
Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin, targeting melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root). The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located. As the light is absorbed the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla. It is also claimed that heat conversion occurs directly in the darker capillaries that bring blood to the follicle.
At any one time, not all hair follicles are ‘active’, and only active hair follicles can be affected by the treatment. ‘Inactive’ hair follicles can be treated as they become ‘active’ over time. For IPL or laser hair removal treatments an average of 8–10 treatments are required to remove most visible hair. No common treatment protocol exist and it depends on the equipment used and skin patient skin type. Commonly the treatment area needs to be clean, shaved and free of sunburn. Treatment sessions are usually 4 to 6 weeks apart ..
Contrary to what is often claimed, photoepilation is not a permanent hair removal method but a permanent hair reduction method. Although IPL treatments and laser hair removal will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.This distinction is only relevant in the USA because of FDA wording.