Unwanted hair can be an embarrassing problem for many people. If the unwanted hair is on the face, it can be especially embarrassing because the face is the one body area others notice the most. Those with unwanted hair can spend a lot of time trying to remove it themselves, by plucking to shaving or even waxing. None of those are permanent solutions, however, and must be repeated often.

Fortunately, Jefferson Facial Plastics in Philadelphia offers a better solution that can remove unwanted hair for good, allowing you to spend your time enjoying life, not feeling self-conscious. That solution is called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, and it is highly effective at removing hair.

How Does IPL Therapy Work?

On a basic level, IPL works by cutting off the blood supply to the hair follicle. Over time, the follicle is damaged to the point where hair can no longer grow. Because the hair will eventually grow back after a single IPL treatment, you’ll need a series of treatments for IPL to be effective at hair removal. But even when the hair does grow back, it comes in at a much lighter color is much finer. This means the hair will not be as noticeable as it was before.

Main Benefits Of IPL Therapy

There are several benefits to using this hair removal treatment. Some of those benefits include:


  • No more ingrown hairs.
  • No need to shave every day (saves you time!).
  • IPL treatments are quick, safe and effective.


Further, IPL treatments for hair removal are very cost effective when compared to waxing and many other methods currently on the market. Over the long run, IPL will save you money because it eliminates the need for monthly waxing sessions.

How Many IPL Treatments Are Required?

Everyone is different, so there is no standard number of IPL treatments. Generally, treatments are done every 1-4 months, depending on your needs. Our aesthetician will make a recommendation during after your consultation and examination of the area that needs treatment. But with each treatment, your unwanted hair will become less and less noticeable, unlike waxing, where the hair grows back the same.

Are IPL Treatments Painful?

Most patients experience some mild discomfort during an IPL treatment. The aesthetician may use a topical anesthetic to numb the pain.

Why Wait?

Contact us today to make your hair removal appointment at Jefferson Facial Plastics. Our friendly staff and state-of-the-art office will make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk through the door.


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