IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a form of light therapy, used for various beauty treatments including hair removal.
The procedure is designed to eliminate hair from all parts of the body and face and is most effective where the hair is darker than the skin.
Pulsar Intense Pulsed Light uses the energy from a light source, which is taken up by the pigments in the skin, hair and blood vessels. The hair is removed by using the light to generate heat in the melanin in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle (root) to destroy it.
Unlike electrolysis the Pulsar Intense Pulsed Light treatment is non-invasive and claims no down-time or after effects. It is said to be relatively pain-free with some clients experiencing only a slight tingly sensation.