Imagine being free of unwanted hair next summer, and the summer after that – and, In fact, for years to come. Imagine no more shaving just before that quick swim, no more rashes or ingrown hairs. Think of investing in IPL as saving time and money for the future.
WHAT IS IPL HAIR REMOVAL?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a fast hair-removal method for men and women – a modern, efficient method of permanently reducing body and facial hair. Similar to laser, it uses light waves to penetrate the hair; these convert to heat energy and destroy the follicle.
The hair must have sufficient pigment to absorb the light waves – so, if you are very fair or have red hair, this is not the treatment for you. The ideal candidate is medium to dark-haired. Some skin types are not suitable for IPL but this would be indicated at the time of consultation and patch test.
HOW MANY IPL SESSIONS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Hair removal takes place at approximate five-week intervals as hair grows in a cycle and we need to treat them when they in their growing stage (anagen). Around six to eight treatments is usual for body hair. Some facial hair is hormonally affected by, for example, polycystic ovary syndrome or post-menopausal growth, and achieving a successful result can take longer.
WHICH PARTS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH IPL?
All areas of the body can be treated but it’s essential that you don’t expose those areas to the sun or to artificial tanning around the time of treatment and for a while after. A full set of pre- and post-care instructions will be given to you at your consultation.