A guide to hair removal on your face

by Lucy Acton

A guide to hair removal on your face

If you’re looking to remove hair from your body, you may have come across at-home hair removal devices that work by using IPL - Intense Pulsed Light technology. It’s quick, effective and now more devices offer a painless experience. While it can be used to remove unwanted hair from your entire body, many question whether it’s safe for your face too.

But what exactly is IPL hair removal, how does it work on your face and what are the best devices to use? We reveal all here… 

What is IPL hair removal?

IPL hair removal is a safe, effective and non-invasive way to remove unwanted hair. It can be used all over the body and is a very popular treatment for the face too. It works by sending very gentle pulses of light into the hair root making it go into a resting phase. The hair then falls out and, over time, grows back less. 

It isn’t just effective at removing hair but can also be used to treat broken capillaries and redness, which are commonly found on the face.

Why choose IPL hair removal for your face?

As one of the most sensitive areas on your body, it’s crucial that you treat your face with products and devices that are safe to do so - which IPL hair removal is. It’s also quicker than shaving and waxing and results last for months. There’s no risk of ingrown hairs either, which can be a side effect of alternative hair removal techniques. 

Where can I have IPL hair removal on my face?

You can have IPL hair removal on almost any part of the face including around the nose, ears and chin, sideburns and the upper lip.

Is IPL hair removal on your face painful?

You may have heard the feeling of laser hair removal being described as an elastic band snapping on your skin. However, many IPL hair removal devices offer a completely painless treatment for most skin tones and hair colours. There’s also no downtime meaning you can get on with your day straight away. 

Which device should I use?

As the number 1 IPL brand in the world, SmoothSkin’s range of hair removal devices are ideal for anyone looking to remove hair on their face - or body. The SmoothSkin Bare+ is their fastest device and offers quick, permanent hair removal using IPL technology. Clinically proven to stunt hair regrowth in 4 weeks, the device can be used all over and takes just 10 minutes to treat your entire body. It also comes with unlimited flashes - enough to last you a lifetime. 

The other device in their range is the SmoothSkin Pure, which is the most powerful hair removal device available. Similar to the Bare+ device, it uses IPL technology, can be used all over and is clinically proven to stunt hair growth. The Pure also comes with a built-in intelligent skin sensor which continuously scans your skin and adapts the light intensity for a safe and professional treatment, every time. 

So, if you’re considering IPL hair removal on your face, shop SmoothSkin’s range of fast, safe and professional at-home devices. If you have any further questions about IPL hair removal on your face, our team of beauty device experts are always on hand to help too.

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