Why can’t people with freckles, stretch marks, dark skin, and light hair use IPL?

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Because our products use intense pulsed light technology to destroy hair follicles, these technologies are particularly effective on hair that contains melanin. However, for dark skin like freckles/dark skin/stretch marks, these techniques can also absorb melanin from the skin's surface, potentially causing skin damage, pigmentation or burns.

In addition, the melanin content in light-colored hair is only 13% of normal hair, and the response to energy is very small. It rarely absorbs enough heat to effectively stop hair growth, and it has very low melanin content. So we do not recommend IPL hair removal to remove these hairs. We also display this information on the product page and in the user manual.