The FDA defines Permanent Hair Reduction as the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime.
The number of hairs re-growing must be stable over a time greater than the duration of the complete growth cycle of hair follicles, which varies from 4-12 months according to body location. Permanent hair reduction does not necessarily imply the elimination of all hairs in the treatment area.
IPL is the most popular treatment for permanent hair reduction. IPL targets the melanin in the hair follicle, resulting in selective heating of the follicle to over 60°C, without thermal damage to the surrounding skin.
Only hairs in the Anagen (active growth) phase are pigmented, hence multiple treatments are required for the majority of the hairs to reach this phase during treatment time. Maximal hair reduction requires multiple treatment sessions (three to six) with the treatment interval depending on the number of hairs in the Anagen phase in the treated area.
Approximately 20-30% of the hair follicles will be destroyed after each treatment with the Anthelia IPL. A very clear reduction in hair growth is obvious after three treatment sessions.
Treatment with Anthelia is fast (large surface of contact), causes little pain and is effective.
Plucking and waxing should be avoided for 6 weeks before IPL photoepilation. Shaving 2 days prior to treatment is ideal as the hairs should be at the 1-2mm length at the time of treatment.
Photoepilation will increase your sensitivity to the sun. Sun exposure should be avoided during the treatment course.
Exclusive World Patent
French company Eurofeedback, the manufacturer of Anthelia IPL, holds 17 world patents including an exclusive world patent on for the treatment of fine, blond and white hairs.
Cost of IPL for Permanent Hair Reduction
The cost of treatment is largely dependent n the size of area to be treated. The larger the area, the longer it takes and greater the cost. The charges below are based on standard treatment of dark hairs.