IPL Permanent Hair Removal
Enjoy the convenience and confidence of hair free skin everyday with IPL Permanent Hair Removal!
IPL Hair Removal treatments are a simple and effective solution for removing unwanted hair and can be successfully used on all parts of the body or the face. The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) emits powerful wavelengths of light in to the skin, targeting the melanin (pigmentation) of the hair follicle. Heat energy is absorbed by the hair, destroying the growth cells and disrupting the hair follicle’s re-growth potential without affecting the surrounding tissue.
IPL Hair Removal is a well proven light-based hair removal technique, it is not quite the same technology used for laser hair removal but the end result will be the same. We use the M22 machine, designed by the original creators of IPL technology, Lumenis. This is medical-grade technology, only available to medical practitioners.
There is currently no method to completely remove the hair from an area forever, you will need to be prepared to have a maintenance treatment at least every 12 months.
All of our laser and IPL operators have received their Laser Safety Office qualifications and trained with our Dermatologist.
WHO IS A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR IPL HAIR PERMANENT REDUCTION?
The most suitable patients for IPL hair removal are those with fair skin (Fitzpatrick scale I – III) and dark hair. Other skin types and may also be suitable but generally require more treatments.Test patches are performed before any treatment occurs to ensure efficacy and safety.Patients for IPL treatments must be willing to undergo a series of treatments to achieve the desired results.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE THE RESULTS?
Significant hair reduction will be visible after the first session. Usually a course of 6 – 8 treatments is required to achieve an optimal result, but once you’ve completed your treatment cycle, you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only the occasional maintenance treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Immediately after treatment, you may experience some slight redness or swelling of the treated area. This is a positive clinical result which indicates that the follicles have responded to the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment. As with most advanced skin treatments, you are advised to apply sun screen daily and stay out of direct sun light for at least 48 hours following the treatment.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
When performed by an experienced and qualified operator in an appropriate clinical setting, the chances of serious complications occurring with IPL are minimal.However, as with all advanced skin treatments treatments, there are risks and potential side effects to be aware of including flaking of pigmented lesions, Reddening and swelling, Bruising, Hyper and hypo-pigmentation, scarring.
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