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What is IPL Hair Removal?

Are you tired of having to shave or wax your unwanted hair? If so, IPL hair removal may be the solution for you. IPL hair removal is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment wherein light energy is used for permanent hair removal. We use the groundbreaking Sciton BBL HERO to remove unwanted hair follicles from targeted regions, such as the shoulders, underarms, chin, upper lips, and legs. Not only will we help you achieve your hair-free dreams, the BBL HERO will leave you with smoother, tighter, brighter skin!

So if you’re looking for a permanent solution to your hair removal needs, our hair removal treatment is definitely worth considering.

Woman's navel and upper thigh after laser hair removal
smooth legs after laser hair removal


Most patients need 4 to 5 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results

Common Target Areas…

  • Upper lips
  • Chin
  • Sideburns
  • Underarms
  • Shoulders
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Legs


1 to 2 weeks after the first session with continued improvements over multiple sessions


Permanent results


$75-$465 depending on size of the area

Before IPL Hair Removal…

  • Avoid sun exposure for several days before the treatment.
  • Avoid tanning lotions, self-tanners, and tanning beds for a week before the treatment.
  • Avoid other hair removal techniques for at least 4 weeks before the treatment.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications for a week before the treatment to minimize swelling.
  • Trim and shave the target areas before the appointment.
  • Inform your cosmetic provider of your current medications and history of cold sores.
  • Postpone the treatment if you have active rashes or sores in the target areas.

During IPL Hair Removal…

  • You’ll have to wear protective eyewear.
  • Your skin will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic will be applied.
  • The BBL Hero device will be pressed against your skin to deliver light energy.
  • The device will be moved over all the treatment areas.
  • Soothing creams and sunscreen may be applied after the treatment.

After IPL Hair Removal…

  • Your skin will look red and flushed for a few hours.
  • You can resume your daily activities immediately.
  • Avoid sun exposure for around 6 weeks after the treatment.
  • If you go outside, wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen.
  • Avoid hair removal for several weeks.
  • Avoid bleaching or tanning for several weeks.
  • The unwanted hair will gradually fall out in a few weeks.


How does IPL hair removal work?

The BBL Hero device emits wavelengths of light energy. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and converts it into thermal energy. The thermal energy destroys the tube-like follicles that produce hair. Destroying the hair follicle prevents future hair growth from the targeted area.

Why do you need multiple sessions?

Hair growth occurs in multiple stages — anagen (active phase), catagen (transition phase), and telogen (resting phase). Different hairs in the same area are usually at different phases of the hair growth cycle. However, light energy only works on the hairs still in the anagen phase, i.e., when the hair is connected to the hair follicle. As such, each session only destroys some of the hair follicles in the target area. That’s why you need multiple sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to destroy all the unwanted hair follicles.

Does IPL hair removal hurt?

IPL hair removal is a comfortable and painless procedure. The cosmetic provider applies numbing gel before the treatment to ensure comfort. At most, you might experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin.

IPL Hair Removal at Hi, Finch

Hi, Finch is a luxurious medical aesthetic facility specializing in laser treatments. We use cutting-edge technologies, such as Sciton’s BBL Hero, to facilitate permanent hair loss without side effects or complications. Each treatment is individually planned and curated to ensure optimal results. For more information, please schedule your IPL hair removal session in west Nashville, TN.

CONTACT 615-240-7630