Hair Removal IPL
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of light therapy used to treat unwanted hair. IPL hair laser removal delivers a wavelengths of light that destroys the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser’s light pulse, which damages the follicle, whilst the surrounding skin remains unaffected.
We have the latest IPL machine with cooling plate that assists in a pain free treatment, unlike older versions which were painful.
Am I suitable for hair removal treatment?
Best results are often achieved with patients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies slight tingling might be felt but generally it is pain free, we have the latest IPL model that has a cooling pad attached to aid in comfortable treatments.
Are there any side effects?
Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister, or a lightening or darkening of the skin that generally resolves within a few weeks.
How many treatments are necessary?
Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is carried out every 4-6 weeks, until a best results are seen. The required number of treatments varies from person to person but usually 6 or more treatments are needed.
The hair follicles are damage however the dead hairs remain in the follicles and are shed after 1-3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments take between ten minutes and one hour, depending on the treatment area.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is required, a full medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment and a small test patch will be carried out.