What You Need To Know About IPL For Men
Hair removal is for everyone. It does not matter if you are male or female. If you do not like having body hair, then you should be able to remove it with no judgments. Men can use the same hair removal methods as women. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal methods are not that great, no matter who is using them. The main three types of hair removal are shaving, waxing, and hair removal cream.
Waxing is painful, shaving must be done every day in order to keep up with hair growth, and hair removal cream is packed with chemicals you do not want on your skin. For most people, these options just do not work. No one wants to shave every single day, and no one wants to have their hair ripped out from the root. It is so frustrating, especially when most products are also targeted towards women.
A better option is to try IPL hair removal. This hair removal method is great because it helps to prevent hair regrowth from happening. It is way less painful (and more cost-effective) than waxing. Plus, it does not need to be done each day like shaving. With in-office treatments, you will need to go every couple of weeks for treatments, and at-home treatments should be done once a week. Read on to find out everything you need to know about IPL for men.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL is an acronym for intense pulsed light. It is similar to laser hair removal, but there are a couple of differences between the two. The biggest difference between these two forms of hair removal is that lasers use one wavelength of light energy. IPL uses multiple wavelengths, which is good for a few reasons. One of the reasons is that it covers more of your skin in less time than a laser.
Another reason is that it does less damage to your skin, as it avoids the epidermis (top layer of skin) entirely. This means your skin will be able to repair itself more quickly. Another reason is that it is much less painful than laser hair removal, which is an important factor for many people to consider.
It works by first targeting pigment in the skin, which is, in this case, the hair. It then uses heat to destroy your hair follicle, which is where the root grows. This root allows the hair to grow upwards and through to the skin’s surface. If it is destroyed, the hair will not grow. When this is done repeatedly, the hair regrowth process slows down until eventually, it will likely not grow back at all.
Is IPL the Same Treatment for Men and Women?
Yes! IPL is the same treatment for both men and women. In fact, it is exactly the same in every way. The same device is used, the same process is used, and the results are the same. Just like women, men’s hair must be destroyed at the follicle in order for hair regrowth to be ineffective. The IPL device will target the pigment in the hair and use that to find the follicle and destroy it with its light flashes.
Men’s and women’s hair grows in the same process, which begins in a root at the bottom of the follicle. The root from which the hair grows is made up of protein. The blood vessels in your scalp help to feed the root, which helps to make more cells. The end result is hair growth.
To make it to the surface of your skin, the hair gets pushed up as it grows and moves through an oil gland. There are actually four different phases of hair growth, which are anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen. These phases all last for different periods of time. It does not matter your gender because this is how all hair grows. There may be personal differences in hair growth, such as how quickly or slowly the hair grows, but this is dependent on many different factors.
No matter what differences a person may have with their body hair, at the end of the day, hair is hair. An IPL cannot tell the difference in body hair. If there is a pigment, it will detect it and destroy it. Men’s hair is coarse and thick, just like a women’s hair is when it grows back after a shave. Sometimes men’s hair can appear to be thicker and coarser on their beards, but it is similar to a stubble-like texture.
Can IPL Treatments Be Performed at Home?
If you are one of those people who hates having to make a bunch of appointments and does not like to go into an office, we have good news for you. IPL does not need to be performed at the dermatologist’s office or at the spa. It can actually be performed right in the comfort of your own home! This makes things so much easier and way more convenient.
Hard to believe, right? It is all thanks to KENZZI and our amazing handheld IPL device meant for at-home use. This device gives you the same results as those you would receive with a treatment in-office. Our device just so happens to save you lots of time and money while you are using it. It is a much more cost-effective option than buying an IPL hair removal package from your dermatologist.
If you take good care of your device, you will have enough flashes to last you 10+ years! With weekly use, you will be hair-free in no time. Even your largest areas will only take you a few minutes to complete, saving you all the time of having to drive to and from an office and having multiple appointments.
No more razor burn, no more ingrown hairs, and no more hair growing back. It just doesn’t get any better than IPL. You can use it on any part of your body. Most men tend to target their chests and backs, but wherever you feel you need hair removal, go for it! If you are working on your back, you will likely need someone to help you reach every part of it. That way, you will not have patches of hair you missed on your own.
IPL is the best option for hair removal for men. Do not bother with waxing and shaving. Waxing is so painful, and the hair can oftentimes grow back even thicker than it was before. Plus, you have to have an appointment every two to three weeks. That is a lot of pain to go through each month!
Shaving just produces stubble, and tons of it. Of course, if you are a man who shaves their face, you already know this. Stubble is irritating, prickly, and has to be shaved almost daily to keep it at bay. A better solution is to just get rid of the hair entirely and prevent it from ever coming back.
That is where KENZZI comes in. You can take care of the hair removal yourself right from home. Just make it part of your weekly self-care routine, and you are good to go. Chest, face, back, you name it. Wherever you want to be hair-free, our IPL device can help with that.
Most of the time, hair removal is targeted towards women. We believe smooth and hair-free skin should be available to everyone, and you should not have to deal with painful methods that do not even work. Instead, use a product you know will work to not only get rid of the hair but also make sure it does not grow back. Saving all that time and money is just an added bonus!