Intense pulse light is an effective, safe method of removing unwanted hair and can be used safely to treat most parts of the body. Compared with methods such as electrolysis and waxing, IPL hair removal is an effective form of permanent hair reduction that is nearly pain free for most people. Back treatments using IPL can be done in as little as 30 minutes and most other areas generally require less time. The number of sessions required to sustain permanent hair reduction varies based on the density of hair being treated and growth.
IPL is effective on people of all skin and hair colours except those with white hair. Although IPL can be performed on all skin colours, people exposed to the sun or tanning beds should wait at least 2 weeks before being treated.