Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal

The Lumenis M22 for IPL Hair Removal Treatments

The Lumenis M22 for IPL Hair Removal Treatments

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal can help you achieve permanent reduction of unwanted hair through a series of treatments that take as little as 5 minutes.

Our hair removal system works by emitting pulses of intense light into the hair follicles. The dark pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the intense pulsed light and converts it into heat which loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for new hair growth.

Intense Pulsed Light vs. Laser Hair Removal

Although IPL and Laser Hair Removal technically use different kinds of light to remove hair, many people use the terms interchangeably.

When will I see results from IPL Hair Removal?

You should see some results after your first Intense Pulsed Light hair removal treatment. However, because your hair grows in cycles, 3-6 Intense Pulsed Light sessions are usually required to achieve full results. The hair that does grow back after your Intense Pulsed Light treatment from our NYC medical spa should be thinner and lighter in color, and with multiple laser hair removal treatments, you should see a significant and permanent reduction in hair growth in the areas treated.

Will Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal Work for Me?

Intense Pulsed Light hair removal is not appropriate for all complexions and hair colors. It is most effective for those with fair-to-medium complexion and darker hair. IPL is less effective on white, blonde and other light-colored hair. For those with tan-to-dark complexion, Intense Pulsed Light hair removal is inadvisable because it can risk damaging the skin.

Plan your Intense Pulsed Light hair removal treatments around tropical vacations and other times of year when you will have to expose the treated areas to sunlight. You should avoid direct sunlight on the areas 4 weeks before and after treatment.

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Before and after photos for intense pulsed light hair removal showing a male patient

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Light-colored hair
Dark-colored hair            ○
White hair
Fair to Medium complexion*            ○
Tan to Dark complexion*
Area will be exposed to the sun 4 weeks before or after New York hair removal treatment

IPL Hair Removal Menu


Hair Line
Upper Lip
Beard (above neck)
Neck (front/nape)
Full face

Upper Torso

Chest (partial)
Chest (full)
Abdomen (partial)
Abdomen (full)
Upper Back (with shoulders)
Lower Back
Full Back (with shoulders)
Breast/ Nipple

Arms & Hands

Upper Arms
Upper Arms (with shoulders)
Forearms (with hands)
Full Arms (with hands)

Lower Torso

Basic Bikini
Brazilian Bikini
Australian Bikini “The Full Monty”


Thighs/Upper Legs
Lower Legs (with feet)
Full Legs (with feet)

Spot Treatment

Areas not listed above are usually available with spot treatment for $15/pulse (more than one pulse is usually required).

Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal Appointments

First-time IPL clients are required to have a consultation with Shizuka before treatment. Her consultation fee is waived if you have a hair removal treatment that day. It may also be applied toward future hair removal treatments at Shizuka New York Day Spa.

To schedule your Intense Pulsed Light hair removal appointment at Shizuka New York Day Spa, please make an appointment online or call (212) 644-7400.