Is IPL permanent or just a moment solution?

I have a friend that tried IPL and the results were better than expected but after a while she started to notice hair growing. Is that normal or this just means that the treatment wasn't done correctly? Is IPL just a solution for a longer period of time than traditional hair removal or is it a permanent removal?


F, 35, California

Tags:woman age 25-34 unwanted hair permanent temporary

IPL is very effective at hair reduction, but it is not permanent.  It generally requires about 5 treatments to an area spaced a few weeks apart, then maintenance treatments about twice a year after that.  There are different types of IPL devices, some are more effective than others.  We have found that Sciton's BBL device, which is broadband light IPL treatment, is the most effective.