Debunking myths about IPL laser hair removal


Have you ever believed in the myth that shaving will regrow thicker, darker hair? If you didn't hear this from your friends or your mom during your teenage years, you've probably heard other hair removal myths like, if you shave your face, you'll grow a beard.

Even with IPL hair removal devices, there are a lot of myths floating around, which can be daunting if you're looking to buy one for yourself. We're here to debunk some of the most common myths about IPL laser hair removal and answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

Myth #1: IPL laser hair removal hurts

It is common to think that IPL devices will hurt as much as a session of laser hair removal in the clinic. The big advantage of having your own IPL device is that you are in full control. A well-designed device will also feature different settings to suit each user's pain tolerance. If you are a first time IPL user, we recommend starting on the lowest setting. Then each week you can increase to a setting that works for you.

Myth 2: An IPL device for home use is not as effective as a laser epilator in the clinic

IPL laser hair removal devices that can be used at home have proven to be as effective as a weekly visit to a laser hair removal specialist. Although the technologies are slightly different, they have similar long-term results. Laser hair removal will generally require more powerful technology that can only be handled by a trained professional. Thus, many people believe that this technique is more effective. However, the technology used for IPL laser hair removal is not quite the same as that used in the clinic. IPL devices were designed to be used by anyone, anywhere, and can still provide long-term hair removal.

Myth #3: You can't go out between your IPL laser hair removal sessions

If you're in the middle of your IPL or laser hair removal session that lasts 3 to 12 weeks, don't worry; you don't have to stay locked up at home all the time. However, be sure not to come into direct contact with the sun on the treated area because the skin will probably be very sensitive to UV rays. When you have to go outside, make sure your treated area is covered with physical sunscreen (clothes, hats, etc.) and that you are wearing at least SPF30 sunscreen.

Myth #4: You can't use an IPL device on your face

You can absolutely use an IPL device on your face, especially if you're targeting stubborn chin hair and thick, coarse upper lip hair. However, if you already have sensitive skin and are concerned about potential infections, we recommend starting on a small area of ​​your face to see how your skin reacts. If that doesn't work and you purchased an IPL phone from us, you can return the item with our 90-day money back guarantee.

Pro tip: If you're using the IPL device on your face, avoid using skin care products that may contain drying ingredients (like acne treatments). Follow a simple routine and hydrate your skin with a hydrating facial cleanser and moisturizer.

Myth #5: IPL laser hair removal devices are expensive

An in-clinic laser hair removal treatment session can be expensive, especially as each visit can cost up to $300. Although some IPL devices can cost up to $500, compared to weekly clinic visits, which can cost thousands of dollars after the standard six weeks, purchasing an IPL device for home use can be a more affordable option. . IPL devices only require a one-time payment and will likely have a long lifespan.

Myth #6: You shouldn't shave between two laser hair removal treatments

In the early stages of laser hair removal, it is common to see the hair grow back. Shaving is perfectly safe during a laser hair removal treatment. On the other hand, waxing, feathering, or anything that involves pulling hairs can irritate the skin and affect the laser hair removal process. If you are using an IPL device, we strongly recommend that you shave just before a session to achieve the best hair removal results.

If you have any further questions about using an IPL device at home or would like to know more about the Clearlift IPL laser hair removal device , please do not hesitate to contact a member of our customer service team.

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