Many people have unwanted hair on their face, legs, back and other body areas. Despite trying other treatment methods, this hair often returns, requiring additional hair removal, as well as time and expense. With multiple, convenient area locations and an experienced laser hair removal staff, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology from Dr. David J. Congdon and Cedar Valley ASCENT offers a non-invasive way for Cedar Valley residents to remove unwanted hair, requiring little time commitment for the procedure or recovery. Best of all, this treatment is long-lasting, meaning you can get the look you want without multiple procedures!

Long-Lasting Results for Unwanted Hair

IPL technology offers a gentle, noninvasive, long-lasting solution for unwanted hair on the face, back, legs, bikini line or any other body area. It’s proven to treat unwanted hair safely on any skin type—from very light to very dark skin. IPL works with highly controlled flashes of light that are selectively absorbed by hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the re-growth potential of the follicle, all without damaging the surrounding tissue. IPL energy may feel like a pinch, similar to a snapped rubber band. Chilled gel on the skin and other techniques are commonly used by patients after laser hair removal and help prevent discomfort. The entire procedure is brief, taking anywhere from minutes to about an hour (depending on the area of skin treated) and is noninvasive—no needles are used at any time and patients receive the smooth, hairless appearance they have been looking for! IPL technology has been proven to create a permanent reduction in the number of re-growing hairs following each treatment in most skin types. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to your specific kind of hair and skin and will be discussed prior to your procedure. For most patients, post-treatment recovery involves simply applying cool compresses and moisturizers, as the treated area will feel like it’s been sunburned immediately following the procedure.

Case Study

This patient received four IPL treatments to remove unwanted leg hair.