IPL Laser Hair Removal Results
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IPL OVER WAXING, SHAVING OR OTHER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS?
IPL is much more comfortable than waxing, electrolysis, and even traditional laser. The cost is less than other technology methods. Although it may be slightly more expensive in the short-term, in the long run it will save you thousands of dollars over other hair removal options, like waxing.
IS IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?
IPL hair removal provides permanent relief. Most Baire members receiving treatment can expect 80-90% permanent hair reduction. Any hair that does grow back will usually be lighter, finer and thinner. After completing treatment, members may need to return 1 or 2 times a year for occasional touch-ups. Touch-ups are offered at a discounted rate for those that completed Baire IPL treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED BEFORE TREATMENT IS COMPLETE?
We tell clients to plan on a year or a little more for treatment, on average. Most people will need 8-12 sessions for permanent results. You may see results as early as your first session. Your Hair Removal Specialist can start to update you on expected number of treatments after your mid-treatment review.
HOW LONG DOES EACH SESSION TAKE?
A single area session can last anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes, depending on the area and your hair type. Your Hair Removal Specialist will review this information in your Personalized Treatment Plan on your first visit.
DOES IPL TREATMENT HURT? IS IT SAFE?
Most people describe our treatment as painless. However, each person has different sensitivity levels. You get to try the treatment with your FREE test patch, before coming in for your first full session. If we feel that this treatment will not be safe or effective for your skin and hair type, we will recommend another hair removal method for your personalized treatment plan. Our well-trained specialists operate FDA cleared machines that provide safe and effective treatment. The greatest risk during treatment occurs by not following the guidelines for safe treatment or failing to disclose medical information.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL LASER HAIR REMOVAL AND IPL HAIR REMOVAL?
Both provide similar results within a similar time-frame. Traditional laser is a focused beam of light, while IPL is a broader spectrum of wavelengths. Generally, if there’s any type of skin reaction during treatment it is more likely to be permanent with traditional laser. You may need one or two additional treatments with IPL over traditional laser. But, each person and each area will react differently. You may find that traditional laser did not work for you, but IPL laser could be highly effective. Most people feel that IPL is much more comfortable.
CAN YOU TREAT BLOND, GREY, RED OR WHITE HAIR?
YES, we can! Our Baire Boost treatment gives similar results to laser treatments, but doesn't carry the risks or need to avoid the sun. IPL laser hair removal works best on light skin with dark hair. It focuses heat on the melanin in the hair and carries it into the follicle. Hairs with minimal or no melanin will not be able to get long-term results. We also offer waxing and threading for areas that my not be best suited for IPL laser hair removal.
DOES IPL WORK ON DARKER SKIN?
Because IPL laser hair removal focuses on the melanin, it may either be ineffective or pose risk in areas with little contrast between skin and hair color. The test patch can help us decide if an area may suitable for IPL treatment.Some people with darker skin tones find that they can safely get IPL laser treatment in some areas, but may need to do waxing, threading or depilatory products in other areas. Our Baire Boost is an excellent option for permanent hair reduction on darker skin. We offer all these services and products.
IF I’VE ALREADY DONE IPL OR TRADITIONAL LASER HAIR REMOVAL, DO I NEED A TEST PATCH? WHY DO I NEED A TEST PATCH IN EVERY AREA THAT I WANT TO TREAT?
Each area on each person can react differently to the same treatment. A different type of machine, even if it’s the same type of treatment, may cause a different reaction in the same person. For your safety, we require a test patch for every area that you want to treat with IPL.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY IPL SESSIONS?
Your Hair Removal Specialist will provide you with a reminder sheet at your first visit. Please keep it near your calendar and follow it for every visit. If you no longer have the sheet, please let us know and we can tell you or email the reminder. It is imperative that you follow the guidelines for safe and effective treatment. There are some reminders on the Hair Removal Treatments Page. Now get ready to toss that razor for good!