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.
Before Under Arm Hair - After Under Arm Hair, Second Treatment
Before Bikini Line - After Bikini Line, Fourth 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.