IPL HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser.
Unwanted hair is a common problem in women and men. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing only produce temporary results and can generally only be carried out on relatively small areas. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light which is a non-laser system capable of producing an intense beam of light of varied wavelength. The Pulse Duration, the length of time the light beam is active, varies from a billionth of a second to many minutes, depending on the treatment.
Is it safe? Is it a permanent solution?
Studies have shown that by using the IPL treatment it is possible to remove hair permanently, furthermore up to 80% reduction in hair growth, post treatment, is achievable. A glass applicator is placed on the skin and the intense light from the Ecolite system passes through it and is absorbed by the pigment melanin, this is what gives hair its colour. The absorbed light is transferred to the surrounding cells in the form of heat and this affects the natural function of the hair producing cells, stunning their ability to produce hair.
With continued treatments the cells will become less and less effective at producing hair. The treatment is non-invasive and is safe. It can permanently remove hair quickly and is a clean way to fight unwanted hair.
Frequently asked questions
Most patients will not require post treatment care. You must, however, use SPF 50 Sunscreen on the areas treated, as your skin will be sensitive for a few weeks following the treatment.
This depends on your skin condition. Improvement can be seen with every treatment, although a course of six treatments every 6-8 weeks is the general treatment time.
No. We prefer to treat the skin when it is closest to its natural colour. Fake tanning should be avoided four weeks prior to treatment.
Your skin may look slightly flushed. This mild redness will usually disappear after 24 hours.Your skin may look slightly flushed. This mild redness will usually disappear after 24 hours.
It is dependant on individuals thresholds of pain, it is difficult to predict how much, if any, pain a particular client will feel when he or she receives the treatment.