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Brilliant Distinctions

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For many men and women, unwanted hair can be a nightmare.

Until now the only options for removing unwanted hair were smelly hair removal creams, sharp razors, stinging wax or painful electrolysis needles. IPL, an advanced approach to beautiful skin, provides the ultimate solution. IPL Hair Removal is performed by our medical providers for patients in Silverdale, Gig Harbor and throughout Washington for permanent hair reduction. Now, men and women alike will be pleased with the results made possible by our IPL Laser Hair Removal process.

What is the IPL Hair Removal process?

The IPL process uses intense pulsed light to gently remove unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. IPL treatments leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and silkier. This patented technology transcends the older, painful hair removal treatments to deliver long lasting results. IPL's wide beam treats larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face rather than treating one hair at a time. Best of all, IPL treatments are a safe, fast, gentle and effective alternative method for hair removal.

How does the IPL Hair Removal process differ from electrolysis and laser hair removal?

Electrolysis is a much slower process. With electrolysis, a needle is actually inserted into each hair follicle, one at a time. Once inserted, an electric shock burns the follicle to retard growth.

IPL hair removal treatments only use intense pulsed light energy. This is unique because it is relatively painless and unlike the laser hair removal process, IPL works equally well on most skin pigmentations without removing any of the pigment. IPL hair removal is most effective with fair skinned people with dark hair.  It is generally not useful for blonde or white hair.

With the IPL process, our medical providers and estheticians can gently treat hair in sensitive areas such as the lip or nipples while maintaining a healthy, normal appearance of the surrounding tissue.

Treatments can last from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the size of the area being treated. IPL hair removal treatments are effective.

What are the benefits of IPL Hair Removal?

  • Larger areas may be treated at one time.
  • It works equally best with light skin and dark hair.
  • There is less chance for scarring and pigmentation change.
  • Combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results promised by electrolysis.
  • IPL is effective on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger-looking, hair-free skin is desired.

How many IPL Hair Removal treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair's growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence it's growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair's location, thickness and resilience.

IPL slows the growing capacity of follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment,, six to nine treatments may be required to deliver optimal results.

Note: Removing hair does not make it grow back thicker, darker or quicker. The opposite is usually the case. IPL treatments may cause hair to come back slower and thinner.

Following IPL Hair Removal treatment

After the medical provider or esthetician performs your IPL Hair Removal treatment, the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Our physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regime especially formulated for your skin type. The use of sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.

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Due to HIPAA laws and your medical privacy, we can not schedule ANY medically necessary appointments for any medical conditions via our website or email.  We can only schedule though our website cosmetic and spa appointment requests only.  We apologize for this inconvenience but we want to protect your medical privacy at Peninsula Dermatology, please call our office in Gig Harbor at 253-851-7733 or our Silverdale office at 360-698-6859 to schedule any medical appointments. Thank you.