Hair removal based on light
The process of removing unwanted hair by means of light and laser has become common knowledge. It has been considered a safe and effective method to attain the permanent removal of unwanted hair in clinics throughout the world for more than 15 years.
The technology whereby hair is removed by means of optical energy is based on the theory of selective photothermolysis. This process delivers optical energy, either as laser or wide spectrum (IPL/HPL™), which is absorbed by the dark melanin pigment of the hair shaft. The optical energy is then transformed into heat which destroys the hair shaft, and through the hair shaft – destroys the follicle permanently. The follicles that are destroyed cannot regrow a new hair shaft in the future. Optical energy is a selective energy and is only absorbed by the dark melanin pigment, with no effect to the surrounding epidermis.
HPL™ technology (Home Pulsed Light) developed by Home Skinovations is derived from the IPL technology which is used in the medical field and has been customized for home-use. The HPL™ technology uses lower energy levels along with high peak power to guarranty the best possible efficacy while maintaining the highest safety for home use. The optical energy is transmitted into the hair follicle through a very fast pulse duration to eliminate any adverse effect on surrounding tissue. Since the HPL technology uses much less energy with high peak power and very short pulse duration as compared with laser or IPL – no cooling mechanism (such as a cooling gel or cooled light guide) is required. Therefore, the HPL™ technology is the most advanced and safest technology for home-use permanent hair removal.