Clients may experience a heating of the area being treated but it should not be 'painful'.
Most areas require minimum of six to eight treatments depending on various factors such as hair thickness, the area treated, and your hair growth cycle. Not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but go through three distinct phases which are growth, regression and resting.
IPL works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments will be necessary to disable all the hair follicles in a given area, so intervals between treatments are four to six weekly.
Immediately following treatment the area may appear a bit red or swollen. Approximately seven to 12 days after treatment you may experience what seems to be re growth of hair, actually most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are in fact falling out.
Between treatments do not wax or pluck, but you may shave. As IPL does make your skin Photo Sensitive it is important to stay out of the sun during your entire treatment process and use an SPF 30+ sunscreen on the treatment area whilst in the sunshine. Best to avoid the sun if possible.