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Top Questions related to IPL hair removal | Buffalo Aesthetics

By December 10, 2018May 2nd, 2022No Comments
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Is IPL a Laser the same thing as a laser?
No, IPL is not a laser. IPL is an “intense pulse light” device. The device uses focused wavelengths to treat skin areas.
I have Dark skin, am I an IPL candidate? 
Yes, all skin types can receive treatment.
How long is a session?
Dependant on the treatment area, but  can vary between 15- 60 minutes.
How many treatments do I need?
Most patients receive 6-10 treatments per area. The exact number is dependant on the individual and the area needing service.
How much time do i take between treatments?
Treatments are spread 4-6 weeks for the face, and 4-8 weeks apart for the body.
How do I prepare for the session?
Clean your skin. Do not apply any lotions or creams. Avoid tanning and sun exposure to treatment area. Shave the area needing treatment.
Is it Painful?
minimal discomfort is expected to sensitive areas. However, with an integrated cooling system, minimal pain is expected.
How Long do treatments last?
It is dependant on your hair growth. Some people experience permanent hair removal, while others see sporatic hair growth.
Is there downtime?
No, you can return to your daily schedule post treatment.
Can i use makeup post treatment?
Yes, you can apply makeup post treatment.
What does the treatment feel like?
A light snapping sensation is felt, similar to a snapping of a rubber band.
Our boutique has both devices available for our clients in East Amherst, Williamsville, Buffalo, Orchard Park, Lewiston, and Lockport markets. If you’d like more information on either of our devices, please call or come in for a consult.