Depending on your needs, your treatment time will vary and can range anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. Our medical estheticians will administer the treatment in one of our private, cozy Spa rooms using a light-pulsing handpiece over the targeted area. Light beam energy is used to destroy hair follicles without significant impact on the surface of your skin. It is effective on all skin types and results in minimal redness and no downtime. To achieve the highest degree of permanent hair reduction, several treatments (approximately 6) are often required. Hair follicles grow in three distinct cycles (active, regressive and dormant) and the treatment only targets hair in the active phase so they are typically spaced 6 weeks apart. IPL only works for hair with pigment so white, grey, or velous hair will not be affected.