If you were to research the term aesthetic doctor you would soon discover that these are specially trained professionals who are able to effect semi-permanent, temporary, or permanent body contouring using non-invasive techniques, procedures and treatments. This means that no surgery is involved, and therefore there is far less time required for recovery after the treatment.

Many people choose aesthetic body contouring treatment and procedures over surgical procedures for obvious reasons such as those alluded to above, namely:

* Less recovery time.

* Less pain and discomfort.

* Excellent results can be achieved.

* Far less risk of complications or injury.

* Convenient in that you can have a treatment or procedure done and get straight on with your day afterward.

If you have unwanted body or facial hair and you visit an aesthetic Klikdokter.com doctor, you will be informed about Intense Pulsed Light (IPL treatment). This is a fascinating technology that uses a high intensity light delivered in short pulses. It uses specific lamps and capacitors that make it possible to discharge high energy as needed. It has been in common use for a while now, especially when it comes to the removal of unwanted body and facial hair.

If you were to compare the price of IPL treatment with laser hair removal you would soon discover that this is actually not only a cheaper option but also a faster one. Some scientists do debate whether IPL treatment is as effective as certain laser epilation treatments, but the results really do speak for themselves. One thing that your aesthetic doctor should explain to you when they are informing you about IPL treatment, is that you are likely to require follow-up treatments. This is not necessary with laser hair removal treatments but nevertheless, it is still an option worth considering.

How does IPL treatment work?

The aesthetic doctor will use either a hand-held laser wand or make use of an articulated arm in order to apply focused and broad-spectrum light to the area of the skin being treated. The light actually penetrates the skin and comes into contact with the root of the hair. This is where the most melanin is stored and this is what gives the hair its color, as it does to the skin in the rest of the body. The light is automatically converted to heat energy and when it comes into contact with the root of the hair and the hair shaft, it actually vaporizes it! Furthermore, IPL treatment also destroys the papilla that are responsible for producing the hair in the first place. Photoepilation, another word for IPL treatment, is not so much about permanent hair removal as it is about permanently reducing the number of hairs that are on the body or the area in question. It does not remove hair altogether or permanently, which is one of the reasons why some people discard it as a valid treatment. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that there is less risk of damage and scarring when you choose this approach.

Interestingly IPL treatment is not only used in the case of reducing unwanted hair but also to treat a bunch of medical disorders, such as:

* Sun damage to the skin, such as promoting the formation of age spots or sun spots, and by extension, also birthmarks.

* Acne

* Broken capillaries

By Ruby