Body hair removal techniques like waxing, shaving, threading, etc. have been in practise since a very long time. However, all of these don't help you get rid of unwanted hair permanently or for a longer period of time. And that's where advanced techniques like IPL hair removal come into picture.
With the current progress in technology, IPL hair removal devices have advanced significantly, paving its way to make hair removal comfortable and hassle-free. Read below to know how!
6 Benefits of Using IPL Hair Removal at Home
Here are some IPL hair removal benefits that you need to know!
The luxury of using an IPL Machine at home
Whether it’s to get ready for an unexpected social invite or last-minute holiday preparation, relying on a beautician’s availability for your grooming isn’t always ideal. The luxury of using IPL device for hair removal at home means you don’t have to worry about making an appointment in order to get a smooth skin.
At home, you can run yourself a hot bath before any IPL treatment for clean skin and put on your favourite album or TV series in the background. The beauty of at-home IPL hair removal device is that the treatment is on your terms, with greater privacy than at the salon.
Time saving, the Braun Silk-expert Pro can treat both legs in five-to-nine minutes at its lowest energy level. Gliding mode allows you to treat larger areas faster by increasing the flashes. Quicker than any salon treatment, you can remove hair from your body in the time it would take you to book a salon appointment.
Inspired by the latest IPL technology, Braun’s Silk-expert Pro has safely adapted these methods to enable visible long-term stable hair growth reduction at home.
Permanent Hair Removal with IPL at Home
Offering the most effective method for long-lasting hair removal at home, IPL works similarly to salon treatments to tackle hair at the root. The IPL hair removal machine emits light beams that are absorbed by the hair follicle pigment. Repeated use of it over time works to prevent hair from regrowing – delivering visible hair reduction results.
To achieve permanently smooth skin, persistence with IPL treatment is key. Even if after repeated use you find your hair grows back, it will grow back at a significantly slower rate, leaving you with salon-like soft skin which will last for weeks.
For best results, we recommend shaving the day before you use the IPL laser hair removal machine, as this will allow the light to penetrate directly into the root of the hair, giving you the smoothest finish.
Moreover, devices like Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 are portable IPL devices, making it easier for you to remove hair even while on a vacation.
IPL Hair Removal Machine Offers a Cost-Effective Method
Of course, as well as the above benefits, you're sure to appreciate the financial benefits of doing your IPL treatments at home too. After all, salon treatments are more expensive, less private and need to be scheduled around a busy lifestyle. So, you’ll see plenty of financial benefits of IPL at home compared with the total annual costs of salon hair removal treatment.
At home, the IPL hair removal device - Braun Silk-expert Pro 5- removes hair from all areas of the body in just one treatment, including small areas you wouldn’t necessarily want to pay for in a salon such as the chin and upper lip. And its average lifespan of 15 years means your savings will only build as time passes.
Less Painful Hair Removal with IPL Machine
Traditional hair removal methods can be really painful, then be it waxing or threading, as they pluck the hair from its root. Plucking tends to be more hurtful if done in sensitive body parts like underarms or bikini line. Moreover, sometimes, not all hair is plucked at once due to poor technique skills. IPL hair removal machines tend to be less painful. So, when you undergo IPL treatment, it may feel like slight stinging or a rubber band snapping, which is barely a pain when you compare it to waxing.
Easy to Perform on Underlying Hair
Unlike traditional hair removal methods, you don't have to grow out hair before removing them. Braun IPL hair removal device works on underlying hair best. In fact, you can achieve optimal results by shaving the surface hair a day before the session. That’s why with IPL treatment, you can get silky-smooth skin that stays hair-free for a longer time.
Hair Growth Reduces Over Time
As IPL targets and affects the hair follicle, it makes it fall out. Once the follicle is affected in the growth stage, the life span of hair is shortened, thereby stopping the regrowth of hair eventually. Thus, IPL treatment reduces the growth of hair over time, and helps in giving you long-term results.
How Does IPL Work?
Often confused with more invasive laser treatments, IPL works in a similar way, preventing regrowth of hair over time, but is much less powerful. IPL stands for intense pulsed light that removes hair by emitting a beam of light. IPL hair removal machines produce energy emitted by a variety of pulse light waves that are more diffused and less powerful.
These light beams then heat up and are absorbed by the hair follicle, preventing regrowth over time. It is typically less painful – when you compare IPL to laser treatment. With the Braun Silk-expert Pro 5’s adaptable intensity levels, you can control the strength of your own hair removal treatment.
Why is Braun IPL Hair Removal Device a Smart Choice?
The Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 is one of the latest IPL hair removal machines designed to provide fastest hair removal results, and is equipped with 400,000 flashes. It is developed by dermatologists, and comes with three different comfort modes that enable gentle and precise treatment of sensitive areas like the bikini line and underarms.
SensoAdapt technology continuously reads skin tone (up to 80x per second), adapting light intensity (10 intensity levels) to the user for the safest and most efficient results. Braun IPL devices offer UV protection to ensure no damage can happen to your skin.
The Braun IPL device is suitable for both men and women, and delivers visible results in under five minutes, thanks to its three comfort modes that precisely work on small and large areas of hair.
Tips to Safely Use Braun's Silk Expert Pro IPL device at Home
Here is how you can use the Braun IPL device at home by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Shave all the visible hair from the area you wish to treat. Make sure no hair remains above the surface of your skin.
Step 2: Clean the area and pat dry.
Step 3: Select the precision head depending on the size of the area you wish to treat. Then plug in your Braun IPL device.
Step 4: For the product to work correctly, ensure the nozzle makes full contact with your skin. Keep in mind, if proper contact with the skin is not maintained, the device will not work.
Step 5: If you wish to treat the larger areas, use the gliding mode– hold the button down and treat along your skin. If using on smaller areas, press and release the button. If using on sensitive areas or for the first time, use the gentle or extra gentle mode.
Step 6: Make sure to wipe the nozzle clean after every use.
During your first phase of the treatment, use the device once a week for about 4 to 12 weeks. You can then switch to touch-ups or adjust as per your needs; for example, every couple of months.
Some safety tips before and after the treatment:
Avoid getting tanned via tanning booths, sunbeds, spray tans and tanning creams
Don’t consider the treatment when you have open wounds, broken skin, or enflamed areas on the skin
Avoid intense exfoliation treatments, such as microdermabrasion, as this increases the risk of inflammation and side effects after your IPL hair removal
Shave the area you’re planning to treat a day prior.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes after treatment, this can irritate your skin
Don’t use perfumes, cleansers or exfoliators for about 24 – 48 hours after treatment
Don’t take hot showers or visit steam rooms and saunas
Apply a high SPF sunscreen to keep your skin protected.
We hope that you're left in no doubts after learning about the different benefits of using IPL at home. So, why go for painful methods, when you can invest in a long-term hair removal solution that too at the comfort of your home?