Laser and IPL epilation. The factors determining epilation effectiveness



Excessive hair removal using lasers or IPL is one of the most frequently performed procedures in beauty salons. The popularization of epilation has resulted in an increased number of procedures determined by clients as ineffective. The number of complications has increased as well.
The aim of this paper is to analyse and discuss the factors affecting epilation effectiveness and to point out the most common mistakes.
The essential part of the paper aims to outline the necessity of education of the staff performing the procedure and consequently – education of the patients. Many laser epilation failures are due to insufficient knowledge of the staff performing the procedure and unrealistic expectations of the patients.

Keywords: epilation, depilation, excessive hair, hair removal, laser, IPL device


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