Finally, an IPL treatment that properly retards hair growth, yet safe for all skin types.

When it comes to hair removal, most people either practise depilation, such as shaving or using creams to remove hair from the skin’s surface, or epilation, such as sugaring or waxing to extract hairs from the root.

Unfortunately hair tends to grow back only a few days after epilation. Depilation delays hair regrowth for two to three weeks, but in addition to being painful, you often have to wait for hair to grow to a suitable length — often a time of itchy skin — before it can be yanked out again.

Intense pulse light (IPL) is a more permanent solution, offering up to 72 percent hair reduction for up to three months! Using broad-spectrum light technology, IPL treatments work by heating the skin to precisely and effectively break down hair follicles. And since it uses multiple wavelengths, IPL can treat a larger area of skin in a shorter time than laser hair removal.

Although IPL treatments can be efficacious, it can be uncomfortably hot. The high heat makes it not particularly suited for medium to dark skin as it increases the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), where skin generates reddish/brown patches after it has been injured or irritated.

This is where Square Pulse IPL comes in.

A safe, innovative system, Square Pulse IPL offers optimal comfort thanks to its cold applicator. Clients are also shaved before treatment to reduce pain and discomfort and eliminate the smell of burning hair.

Square Pulse is considered safe for most skin types, as proven by a recent study where it is used to remove hair from Indian patients with skin tones III, IV and V on the Fitzpatrick scale who are more prone to developing PIH. No adverse events were reported in that study.

Real-life reviews of Square Pulse IPL have reported it delivers smooth skin in as early as the seventh day of treatment, with no regrowth for more than three weeks after just one session. Six to eight sessions scheduled four weeks apart are recommended for best results.

Good news! If you’re living in Singapore and would like to win a Square Pulse IPL treatment for the upper lip and underarm at Xpress Aesthetics, check out our Instagram at @forlife.mag this Wednesday for an exciting giveaway.

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