Permanent Hair Reduction

IPL Treatment by Lady G

So we have reached the end of another summer, and how lovely it was! The downside to beautiful weather is unwanted hair. Daily shaving or waiting a month until your next wax can be a chore and annoying. If you have dark hair we may have just the solution for you! This is the best time to get IPL treatment to be ready for next summer.

Intense Pulsed Light treatment relies on the absorption of light by the pigment (melanin) contained in dark hair, this light energy is converted to heat energy which in turn travels down the hair shaft to destroy the follicle and in particular the blood supply to the hair.

Our IPL machine uses the process of selective photothermolysis, this means that the light is absorbed by the hair rather than your skin, so your skin remains cool and undamaged.

What else do I need to know? 

  • The light energy is attracted to and absorbed by melanin. There is very little melanin in hair that is blonde, white or grey, therefore unfortunately these hair colours cannot be treated. We also cannot treat tanned or fake tanned skin as there is too much pigment on the epidermis.
  • Hair must be present in the follicle for effective treatment, so any form of hair removal such as plucking, waxing, threading is not advisable for a month prior to the treatment. You can however shave or trim the hair in fact this is necessary prior to treatment so you don’t have to be hairy while waiting for your appointment.
  • 100% clearance cannot be guaranteed, there are many factors including hair colour, texture and density, skin type and hormonal status that will have implications.
  • Results are not immediately visible, it may take up to 3 weeks for the hair to shed. You should then have a hair free period until hairs that were not in the particular phase (anagen) required at intervals of 4 to 8 weeks.
  • Maintenance treatments may be required, especially where there is a hormonal imbalance present.
  • There are potential side effects as there are with all treatments, your therapist will discuss these with you at your consultation.

We offer a complementary consultation which includes a patch test, this is a pre requisite to any treatment regardless of whether you have had previous IPL treatment or not.

If you would like to book in for a consultation to see if you are suitable and to ask any questions you may have, please book online or call us on 012872311.


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