HAIR REMOVAL WITH INTENSE-PULSED-LIGHT
HOW DOES THE INTENSE-PULSED LIGHT DEVICE WORK?
The Optima Plus is a new and safe technology to remove hair with the use of photo-epilation where by light is converted to heat. Applied with a broad spectrum flash light adaptable to the color of the hair
and the skin.
The principle of light intense depilation is based on hair removal through light influence whereby the treated skin areas are exposed to high energetic light. The melanin that is present inside the hair absorbs the beams of light and transforms them into warmth. The single hairs conduct the warmth into the hair follicle, which will be destroyed conclusively. The IPL- method uses intense light impulses. Through the energy addition in intervals the warmth will be saved in the hair follicles. Meanwhile the lighter skin will cool down more than the darker hair thus creating a temperature differential between the two. If this process is repeated several times the temperature differential between the hair and the skin will increase exponentially to the point where the hair reaches a temperature that radiated inside the follicle tissue and will destroy the protein that nourish it’s cellular structure.
The follicles ability to regenerate hairs is seriously impaired. By repeating this process at regular intervals, the follicle and all its components is gradually and progressively destroyed. For any sort of selective photolysis treatment to produce the desired effect there must necessarily be an appreciable difference in color (pigment intensity) between the hair in the follicle targeted and the surrounding skin.
IS IT SAFE AND WHAT ARE THE SIDE -EFFECTS?
It is a complete safe procedure. You may observe some pink or slight red skin that will disappear after a few minutes to a few hours, and rarely in a few days. Temporary pigment changes may occur with people of darker complexions that will fade away within a month. A soothing cream is applied when the treatment is finished. The Optima Plus has a computer built in program that automatically refuse wrong treatment parameters selection.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN OPTIMA PLUS TREATMENT?
Don’t tan and especially sunburn as it decreases the effectiveness of the treatment and could cause some discomfort. No waxing, tweezing or bleaching before your treatment. Don’t use makeup, sunscreen, lotion, perfume or any other product. How many sessions are needed? The growth of hair follicles occurs in cycles but not all hair follicles are growing at he same time. Only when the hair follicles are in this growing stage will they be impaired by the Optima Plus treatment. It’s imperative that more than one session has to be applied. Depending the skin tone, hair coloring and the thickness of the hair, 5 to 15 treatments will be needed.
IS IT A PAINFUL TREATMENT?
In most cases there is no more discomfort than a pinching sensation similar to being snapped with a rubber band. It’s generally not painful and well tolerated. The Optima Plus has a built in ventilation system to cool down the skin between each intense light flashes.
WHO IS CANDIDATE FOR THE INTENSE-PULSED-LIGHT DEVICE?
If you are women or men that are uncomfortable with body hair for a cosmetic or any other reason, suffering from ingrown hairs or tired from all conventional hair removal systems than you are a candidate for hair removal by Intense-Pulsed Light.