Unwanted hair? Find out about light based hair removal in Tijuana.
Also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) this and laser hair removal are often referred to as one and the same thing. The technology is certainly similar as both use light to weaken and eventually stop hair growth, but IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light, whereas laser uses a single wavelength.
For North Americans particularly, Tijuana is an attractive location thanks to its proximity to the US-Mexico border so it’s a great location for a day-trip, and there’s plenty of shopping and dining out experiences to make the most of it.
Some hair colors and skin tones are not suitable for light based hair removal, and any good practitioner will be able to advise you on what is likely to be effective for you. Dark hair and pale skin is best for IPL and if you have any conditions such as pregnancy or are on certain medications, the treatment may make you photosensitive and so is not advised.
The light targets pigment in the hair – heating it up and causing the follicle to die. As dark colors absorb heat more readily than light colors, the darker the hair is, the more effective the treatment will be.
North Americans find that Tijuana offers an affordable and convenient destination for light based hair removal treatments, that cost considerably less than at home. Over the course of a number of treatments this can amount to a not insubstantial sum.
But just because the treatment costs less in no way reflects on the quality of the services you can expect. Tijuana has long been used to the influx of North Americans, and its services have been developed very much with their expectations in mind.
New and contemporary clinics arepening up that are a far cry from the outdated image of dusty back-street clinics where cheap didn’t necessarily mean cheerful. Now patients can expect state-of-the-art technologies housed in contemporary surroundings that adhere to international hygiene and safety protocols. The new clinics are high-tech, hygienic and high on expertise. Finding them, when you live in another country, is likely to be the problem.
Medical Departures has made the job a whole lot easier. We pay onsite visits to prospective clinics, and do background checks that include legal and criminal records, verification of qualifications and professional memberships of staff as well as gathering real patient testimonials. Putting this information together in one place on our website gives you the opportunity to quickly search, find and book an appointment with all the information you need at your fingertips.
You will be asked to don safety glasses to protect your eyes from the light beam, and you will be given a skin test first, to ensure you have no allergic reactions.
The treatment is administered by your practitioner using a hand piece that will be touched to your skin. Flashes of light are emitted which burn each hair, and you will feel a sensation of heat. Some machines mist a cooling spray simultaneously. The treatment doesn’t hurt, but you may feel some discomfort, such as tingling, and a burning smell from the destroyed hairs.
The treatment costs around $450 for one session in the United States, whereas Light Based Hair Removal treatments in Tiijuana cost consdiderably less at $150.
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