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Laser Hair Removal

IPL Hair Removal

What is IPL Laser Hair Removal?

IPL laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive treatment that permanently reduces the number of re-growing hairs.

Light pulses are used to damage hair follicles and impair their ability to grow hair. Damaged hair follicles are eliminated, with excellent long-term results.

How does it work?

Highly controlled pulses of light are emitted with the IPL handpiece from a smooth, transparent Light Guide and are selectively absorbed by the hair follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages the re-growth potential of the follicle – all without damaging the surrounding tissue.








Knowledge and Experience Meetteam skin sensations

Trish Lethbridge

Our award-winning laser technician 

Trish is the salon owner of Skin Sensations and nobody does it like the owner. Trish has been a practicing Skin Revision, Dermal & Beauty Therapist and a salon owner for over 30 years. She has been using Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and laser for over 20 years and is one of the original operators in Toowoomba. She was one of the first salon owners to open in a busy shopping centre in Brisbane in 1988 and has always been an innovator and a motivator. She started her working career as a Dental Nurse and worked in that field for ten years, before changing to aesthetics. The years spent in dental surgeries acquainted her with proper clinical practices, proper charting and high standards of hygiene. These skills have been carried with her into her beauty career. 

Introducing Intense Pulse Light (IPL) into Skin Sensations over 20 years ago in Toowoomba she quickly realized how fast and effectively, superior results, (especially in Age Management and long term hair removal) could be achieved. Skin Sensations quickly became known as "The Place" to have IPL treatments done.

Customers are often recommended by medical professionals and we've had other IPL technicians from other practices actually coming to Skin Sensations Toowoomba for their own treatments! Laser light therapy was the next obvious choice.

Trish always wants the “WOW” factor for her clients. Or another way of putting it is that she always wants to exceed her client’s expectations and she knows that to do this, constant evolution of Skin Sensations and more importantly her own education is essential.

Which hair and skin types can receive IPL Laser hair removal?

IPL hair removal is effective on all hair if the hair bulb has dark pigment: black, brown, red and even blond hair can be effectively reduced, provided the hair bulb has dark pigment. IPL hair removal is safe for most skin types. However fair skins with dark hair have the best results.

What is an IPL Laser hair removal treatment like?

IPL Laser hair removal is typically performed highly skilled technician.. Your treatment begins by shaving away the hair in the treatment area. A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light. The pulses of light are applied to your skin, damaging the hair follicles and their ability to re-grow hair. You may feel a slight stinging with each light pulse, though most people tolerate the treatment without numbing cream. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out over the next week or two.

Diagram IPL Hair Removal

  1. Before Treatment Parameters are set to ensure effective hair removal and skin safety.
  2. During Treatment Pigment in hair shaft absorbs the light. The resulting heat damages each follicle.
  3. After Treatment Damage hairs are eliminated, with excellent long-term results.

Highly controlled pulses of light are emitted with the IPL handpiece and are selectively absorbed by the hair follicles, damaging their potential for regrowth.

What should you expect?

The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure and the skin type. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, which are in fact, positive clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Treatment is generally administered in a series of four to twelve sessions that yield excellent long-term results. Side effects are rare, and if they do occur, are typically minor. Most people return to normal activity right away.

Permanent IPL Hair Removal

Imagine not having to shave, tweeze or wax again…

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology provides a non-invasive, long lasting solution for unwanted hair on the face, bikini line & other body areas. IPL Hair Removal  has been performed safely for many years, effectively eliminating dozens of hairs with each pulse.

Under Arm Hair Before Under Arm Hair second Treatment

Before Under Arm Hair - After Under Arm Hair, Second Treatment

Bikini Line Before Bikini Line 4th Treatment

Before Bikini Line - After Bikini Line, Fourth Treatment

Facial Air BeforeFacial Hair Nineth treatment
Before Facial Hair - After Facial Hair, Ninth Treatment

Is IPL Hair Removal right for you?

IPL Hair Removal is most suitable for treating dark coarse hair on fair skin. For darker skin tones a small patch test may be required to determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment. We treat all most areas most popular being bikini lines and underarms with great results. However with our new Lumenis M22 IPL machine, larger areas such as legs, chests and backs, are getting fantastic results.

How does IPL remove hair?

Controlled flashes of light are absorbed by the dark hair in the follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the dark hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle, all without damaging the surrounding tissue.

What to do before and after treatment?

You will be asked to trim or shave the hair prior to your treatments. For your comfort a topical numbing cream may be applied to the area 1 hour prior to treatment. To aid in healing you are required to use our prescribed aftercare treatment products. You will be rebooked for your next treatment in 4-8 weeks time.

What to expect during treatment?

Upon commencement of treatment a cool soothing gel will be applied to the skin. The Luminus M22 IPL handpiece is then rested on your skin and pulses of light begin destroying your unwanted hair. Each pulse of light will feel hot & is likened to a rubber band flicking the skin. The dead hairs will detach from hair follicles and fall out over the next 2-3 weeks.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. On rare occasions, some blistering or darker/lighter skin changes may occur, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimize the risk of complications. Following the treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.

What kind of results should I expect?

IPL Hair Removal technology has been proven to permanently reduce your unwanted hair. The number of treatments required depends on the hair and skin colour, the area being treated and hormonal influences. A customized treatment program will be designed for you, along with an estimate of how many treatments you may need in order to meet your expectations. Typically you can expect anywhere from 4-12 treatments. Discounted courses of treatments are available and highly recommended.

IPL Laser Hair Removal Results

Our practice is pleased to offer IPL hair removal treatments.

Ask your therapist to tell you more about your treatment, possible side-effects and what results you can expect during your consultation. Be sure to also ask your therapist about all the other benefits of IPL treatments!

Underarm Hair Before And After Back Hair Removal Before And After

Dark Skin Before And After Facial Hair Removal Beofre And After