Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetics Specialist located in Patterson, CA
Waxing, shaving, plucking, and using depilatories is inconvenient, unpleasant, and, often, ineffective. Achieve smooth, hair-free skin for good with permanent hair reduction from Ali Abdul Wahid, MD, and the team at Wahid Medical in Patterson, California. You benefit from intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments that significantly reduce or eliminate unwanted hair growth just about anywhere on your body. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn how you can take advantage of effective and permanent hair reduction treatments.
Permanent Hair Reduction Q&A
How is IPL used for permanent hair reduction?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. The broad-spectrum, visible light energy delivers short wavelengths through your outer layer of skin to the melanin pigment in the hair follicles of treatment areas.
The energy heats up the follicles and damages them, so they can no longer produce hair, and you achieve smooth skin.
What areas can permanent hair reduction target?
Wahid Medical treats just about anywhere you have unwanted hair with IPL hair reduction. This includes the:
- Chest and back
- Arms and legs
- Upper lip and chin
- Bikini line
Men and women benefit from IPL permanent hair reduction. Talk to Dr. Wahid about your problem areas so he can recommend an effective treatment plan.
How many treatment sessions do I need to see hair reduction?
Most people get the best results after a series of IPL hair removal sessions. The treatment is most effective on hair that’s in a growth cycle. Not all hair, however, is in the same cycle at the same time. You need multiple treatments to get all hair in the growth cycle with the laser-light. For most people, 6-11 sessions are sufficient.
The exact number of sessions you need depends on the density of your hair, your skin type, and the area treated. Genetics, age, and hormones also influence the effectiveness of the IPL hair removal outcome.
Is IPL permanent hair reduction treatment painful?
Wahid Medical wants you to be as safe and comfortable as possible during your hair removal treatments. Most people find the sessions completely tolerable. Expect to feel heat and tingling during the session. Immediately following, your provider applies a cooling gel to ease any mild discomfort.
Should I schedule downtime following IPL hair reduction treatments?
IPL treatments require no downtime following a session. You can go back to work, school, chores, and exercise. The treated areas may be slightly red and swollen, as if you’ve experienced a mild sunburn, however.
You want to avoid sun exposure for several weeks after hair removal treatments as your skin is extra sensitive to the UV rays.
Get rid of razors and waxing appointments for good. Call Wahid Medical or book online to schedule your permanent hair reduction treatments.