IPL Hair Removal: Effective Alternative to Laser in Houston TX


The Benefits of IPL Hair Removal Technology

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology that works by directing a wavelength of light into the skin, which targets pigment or color, is then absorbed by the pigment, and quickly heats and kills growing hair follicles. Hair removal using IPL technology is sometimes referred to as photoepilation.

IPL systems use the same technological principle as lasers, by directing light energy into chromophores, or light-absorbing components, in hair or skin cells. The pulsed light is converted to heat, which kills living cells in the target area, in this case in living hair follicles. IPL systems differ from laser treatments in that IPL delivers multiple wavelengths (or a full spectrum of color) in each pulse, instead of a single wavelength as transmitted by lasers. Most IPL treatment systems utilize filters to customize the energy output to more effectively treat specific areas, improving penetration, and enabling the treatment to target specific chromophores.


The Venus Versa™ Hair Removal Procedure

The Venus Versa™ applies broad-spectrum light energy to the skin’s surface, targeting melanin. This energy penetrates the skin until it encounters the bulb or root of the hair shaft, in which the greatest concentration of melanin is typically found. As the bulb absorbs the light, it becomes heated to the point of destroying the living hair follicle.

IPL hair removal treatments must be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks because each treatment can only target the hair follicles that are actively growing at any given time.  Since not all hair follicles are active simultaneously, hair follicles not treated in one treatment may be treated in a later treatment once they become active. Typically, about 6–8 treatments will be required to remove the majority of visible hair follicles in any region.  Over time, IPL treatments will permanently destroy a large quantity of hair follicles, reducing the total number of hairs in the treatment area. IPL treatments just as other laser technologies are technically considered a “permanent hair reduction” treatment instead of a “permanent hair removal” treatment, because while they may reduce the quantity of living hair follicles in most areas, these treatments will not achieve a permanent removal of all hair in any area.

Some dermatologic conditions, health concerns, and certain medications may affect a person’s eligibility for IPL hair removal treatments. Most IPL and laser hair removal treatments achieve the best results when used on people with light to medium complexions and coarse, dark hair.

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Stop wasting time and money on regular hair-removal! Contact and visit Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today, where you can get an IPL Hair Removal treatment performed under the direction of plastic surgeon Olga Bachilo, MD, at her state-of-the-art treatment center serving residents of the greater Houston area in Texas.

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Bellaire, TX

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does and the sensation I would experience during and after the treatment. I’ve made my appointment to do Coolsculpting on the belly next.

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Houston, TX

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with me she took her time explaining and answering all my questions she made me feel very comfortable.

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Houston, TX

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding and actually listened to me. She explained the different fillers and Botox products, which I am so pleased in everything she did to make me look younger!!! I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so!! Just go and she how wonderful she is!

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Sugar Land, TX

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Houston, TX

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Houston, TX

Dr. Bachilo performed a lower body lift procedure on me. The work she did on my body and the results are more than amazing. It is life changing the difference it has made for me in how I look and feel. I will say again her work is incredible. From the first time I sat with her to discuss the procedure, to surgery day, and throughout the aftercare, Dr. Bachilo has been tremendous. Her attention to detail is to be applauded as well as her knowledge, confidence, directness, and kindness with you as a patient. I can not say enough how awesome this experience has been for me and how much I am grateful to her!

Great first experience
Bellaire, TX

She has great bedside manner! She was honest & conservative about what she thought I should have done that day in the office. I will be back to see her again! Love that she called to check on my results and how I was feeling.

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Cypress, TX

Life changing! Wonderful experience. Dr. B is so awesome. She listened , and she has given me better results than I could of dreamed of. Amazing Dr. and a very lovely lady ! Her before & after care is top notch.

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Houston, TX

100% recommend! Dr Bachilo is very courteous, professional, spends more than enough time explaining everything, and truly cares about her patients. Called me the next day to check up on me during her day off!

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