IPL or intense pulsed light, hair removal is a method of removing bodily hair using focused light, and is one of the most effective methods available of permanent hair reduction. The IPL device produces hundreds of wavelengths of light, which travel through dermis, which is used to focus the light on the area to be treated.
The light targets the pigment in hairs, heating up the follicle and damaging the cells that cause hair growth. The hair is then prevented from growing any further.
It is an alternative to the traditional hair removal methods of shaving.