Beurer IPL Velvet Skin Pro – What You Need to Know
The beurer Velvet Skin Pro is a light-based device for lasting hair removal for private use. The hair removal process based on laser and light is a well-known and proven method. In 15 years of clinical applications around the world, it has proven to be a safe and effective method for achieving lasting hair reduction.
How does the light remove the hair? Light-based hair removal is founded on the principle of selective photothermolysis, which uses optical energy to deactivate hair growth. To achieve such a thermal effect, the hair shaft must selectively absorb the light energy and convert it into heat.
This selectivity is achieved when the optical energy that is released into the tissue is mainly absorbed by the pigment of the hair shaft, while the skin and the surrounding tissue remain cool.
Melanin is the pigment in the hair shaft that is responsible for absorbing the light and generates the heat that ultimately deactivates hair growth. Therefore, the more melanin present in the hair (i.e. the darker the hair), the more light can be absorbed and the more effectively the light can work for the hair removal.
What effect does the hair growth cycle have on light-based hair removal?
Every hair on our body goes through the three phases of the hair growth cycle: anagen, catagen and telogen. These phases have a significant influence on how effective the light-based hair removal is. Anagen is the hair growth phase, while catagen is the transitional phase and telogen is the resting phase. Although the duration of a complete hair growth cycle differs from person to person and depends on the area of the body the hair is growing on, the cycle generally lasts 18–24 months. At any given time, the majority of the hair follicles on an area of skin are in the resting phase. The Beurer Velvet Skin Pro can have no effect on these resting hairs. However, the hairs in the anagen growth phase respond to the Beurer Velvet Skin Pro. Please note that at least one complete hair growth cycle is required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal using the beurer Velvet Skin Pro.