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Can I Get IPL on Pubic Hair?

Posted Jan 26 2013 1:01am

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Vixanne  is vexed….Can I get IPL on pubic hair? I hate the scratchiness of shaving and yes I know to shave correctly I still hate it.

The Beauty Brains respond:

For those of you who may not be hip to modern hair removal devices, IPL (which stands for Intense Pulsed Light) is a relatively new way to  achieve permanent hair reduction (Not permanent removal! There’s a difference.)

IPL works the same general way as a laser does- it produces a flash of light that penetrates skin and is absorbed by the melanin in your hair follicles. This absorption generates a burst of heat which destroys the cells in the follicle which are responsible for hair growth. So, until those cells regenerate, you remain relatively hairless.

Light treatments began as clinical procedures but since 2006 the FDA has approved several IPL devices for use at home. So if you’re on the shy side (and you have a few extra bucks to buy the device) you can IPL yourself at home.

The only potential issue is that IPL devices cause slight pain during treatment. It’s one thing to bear such pain when it’s on your upper lip or even in your armpits. But down around the pubic region? Hmmm. I’m not sure I’d sign up for that.


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Has anyone in the Beauty Brains community had pubic hair removed with an IPL or Laser device? Leave a comment and share your experiences with Vixanne. 

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