What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It is a technology used in dermatology and aesthetics to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is also used to deliver long-lasting hair removal for the body and face.
This is a treatment that reduces hair on the face and body quickly, painlessly and permanently without the use of a needle.
These are suitable for all genders.
Consultations necessary for IPL treatments.
Facial Areas Once Every 5-6 Weeks
|Sides of face||£50|
|Half of face||£75|
|Whole face incl. neck||£100|
|Lip & chin||£50|
Legs Once Every 12 weeks
Body Areas Once Every 10-12 Weeks
|Large bikini area incl buttock area||£150|
|Hands or feet||£40|
|Chest & abdomen||£200|
|Upper & lower back||£200|
|Back of neck||£60|
The light output from the applicator is preferentially absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This then heats up the hair follicle and disables it so it cannot grow back.
This procedure works well on the face, neck, chest, arms, back, underarms, legs and bikini line.
Hairs that are not in the active growth stage cannot be treated. Blonde and grey hairs are more difficult to remove and will take longer to treat.
Due to the special parameters used there are little or no side-effects. The treatment has been likened to being flicked by a hair brush, but the skin may go slightly red for a few hours. If the area is over treated then there may be a chance of some slight crusting and blisters, however, this will resolve in 5 to 7 days.
In most cases you will see a result after 3 treatments and there is a significant improvement if the treatment is repeated at regular intervals. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can undergo. After treatment it will appear that the hairs continue to grow. What is actually happening is that the hair is still gripped by the skin and is slowly being expelled from the follicle.
As the process is designed to reduce the density of the hair growth you will start to see results after your second treatment. Because you see yourself everyday it is difficult for you to see gradual improvements taking place.
After the initial treatment it is advisable to have a second treatment four weeks later. The hair can only be removed when it is in its active growing stage, therefore a series of treatments is required to catch the hairs in this cycle. Following treatments should be 6-12 weeks later, depending on the area.
Nobody can categorically state how long the effects will last for due to the reasons stated below. It is important to understand that there are numerous hair follicles in every square centimetre of skin on the body, for example, the chin has approximately 455 follicles per cm2 and the thigh about 55 follicles per cm2. As you can see, where we might have disabled a hair follicle there are adjacent ones that might not have been treated in the correct phase of hair growth and may grow through at any time. Additionally, due to alterations within the body new hair growth may also be stimulated.
Virtually anybody can be treated with this system. However, any underlying medical conditions may exclude you from treatment or the results may be negligible. It is very important that you state clearly any medical conditions that you have or any medical treatments you are undertaking.