Permanent Hair Removal


Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for hair removal is your solution if you live with unwanted hair and find that too much of your time and money is consumed by waxing, shaving, using creams or electrolysis. Electrolysis is effective, but since it only treats one hair follicle at a time, it is not practical for large areas and can be extremely painful and time-consuming.

How It Works:

  • IPL selectively destroys hundreds of follicles upon each pulse of light delivered without harming the surrounding skin.
  • The light absorbed by the pigment in the follicles is transformed into heat, which can safely disable the follicle.
  • The heat loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. Since pigment is necessary to treat effectively, we cannot treat gray, blonde or silver hair.

Since hair follicles grow in cycles, it is impossible to treat all the viable hair follicles in one session. To be effective, a series of 8 treatments is necessary. To target the active growth cycle, the treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. During this time, it is important to only shave or clip the new hair growth. No waxing, plucking or hair removal creams should be used since the hair shaft must be intact for the light energy to be transmitted to the hair bulb.

Areas Effectively Treated:

  • Face (Except around the eyes)
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Legs
  • Arms

At Skin Care @ 5th Ave. we use the StarLux 500 system due to its unparalleled efficacy, no need for anesthetic cream, and no downtime. Experience the freedom of no more waxing, tweezing or shaving!