The Quantum IPL is an intense pulse light device used for the removal of unwanted hair and skin spots that leads to rejuvenated skin and a reduction in hair. The wavelength, exposure duration and energy levels are chosen to selectively damage targeted hair follicles (and unwanted skin spots) with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. The intense pulsed light is absorbed by the hair follicles, resulting in their heating. The follicles are damaged by the energy and these damaged follicles result in hair removal (permanent reduction). For this reason, it is important to stop waxing or plucking before you start your IPL treatment as the hair must be growing in the follicle for it to be successfully heated and damaged. It is necessary to shave or clip the hair shortly prior to your treatment.
Clinical results have shown that dark hair and light skin makes the most successful combination. Patients with darker skin or lighter coloured hair can also be treated, but may require more treatments than average as the machine settings must be reduced for their safety. Unfortunately blonde and grey hairs cannot be detected by the light and their results are variable.