I’ve had 9 IPL treatments on my back and the hairs have gotten much thinner.
After the eighth IPL treatment when the hairs had shed and regrowth was occuring, the hairs had become so thin that some of them couldn’t penetrate the skin on my shoulders and shoulder blades. And I got a lot of big, inflammated, pus and blood filled ingrowns.
Before the eighth treamtent I didn’t have this problem, not even when I used to wax - I would only get maybe three ingrowns and they were always easy to get out with tweezers. The ones I get now are really inside the skin and a hard cyst forms above it after the inflammation has healed.
Everybody says that laser and IPL are good for getting rid of ingrowns so I thought I would continue treatments and had my ninth IPL treatment on the back over a month ago. The treatment killed the root of the old ingrown hairs so they stopped growing of course and are now trapped in the skin like hard bumps with no way to get out because they are not growing so that maybe they would break through the skin eventualy.
Also now I am in the beginning of regrowth after the ninth treatment and already several hairs are starting to form hyperpigmented ingrown cysts/bumps.
I am using loofa gloves now for two weeks and I use Tend skin on the problem areas several times a day. I don’t know if I dare to continue IPL treatments anymore. Maybe I will go back to waxing, but I guess that too will cause ingrowns becuase the problem is due to the fact that the hairs have become thin and weak. I should have stopped treatments after the seventh time, but I had no way knowing that these problems would occure.
Also I must add that I haven’t seen any hair removal, only hair thinning.