Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal
How Does Intense Pulsed Light Work?
The IPL hand piece delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is different from the narrow band light that lasers produce.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. Intense pulsed light is non-ablative meaning that it does not damage the surface of the skin. The intense light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin leaving the epidermis untouched.
There are many different versions of intense pulsed light machinery on the market and these machines can offer treatment including hair removal, vascular, pigmented lesion removal and general skin rejuvenation.
Intense pulsed light treatments can take as little as five minutes for a small area such as upper lip or for larger area around 40 minutes for full leg treatment. There is no ‘down time’ with these treatments, clients can return to their normal routine immediately after treatment.
Treatments generally cause minimal discomfort and unlike laser or radio frequency resurfacing, no topical anaesthetic is required.
In order to provide safe, effective treatments, our practitioners are experienced and highly trained in these techniques. We understand the skin and hair structure and can provide effective and comfortable treatments tailor made to your requirements.
A thorough consultation and patch test prior to treatment is important to ascertain suitability for ipl treatment. It is important to remember that an internal medical condition can affect the skins reaction to treatment.
IPL treatment is not suitable for dark Asian or black skin or blonde, grey or white hairs.