Before laser and intense pulsed light treatments, the only methods of removing unwanted hair were:
- Plucking - needed to be done on a frequent basis, slow.
- Shaving - needed to be done on a frequent basis.
- Waxing - painful and still only temporary.
- Electrolysis - painful and slow since each follicle is electrically treated.
Now, we have a fast, safe method that removes almost all the hair follicles in treated areas. It can be done on men and women of light or dark complexion, even on tanned skin. The StarLux system by Palomar Medical Technologies is a safe, breakthrough technology to remove unwanted hair, leaving skin clearer.
Palomar uses intense pulsed light (IPL for short) to safely remove unwanted hair. IPL hair removal works by emitting pulses of intense light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.