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IPL Hair Removal - FAQ's

We offer a safe, long-term  solution to unwanted, excess  hair for both men and women.    Treatment is suitable for the face  and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.

How does light-assisted

hair removal work?

Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in  the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and  effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging  the surrounding cells.

How is treatment

carried out?​

The applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse  of light is released, which targets many follicles  simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the

neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated  until the entire area is treated.

How long does each treatment take?​​

Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are  often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark  hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high

concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains  less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend

a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the  treatment will be successful for you. Grey/white hair has  no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a

small test patch will be carried out.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment sensation varies but is often described as  “a flick of an elastic band”.  Typically no anaesthesia is  required and most clients describe the discomfort as

moderate and tolerable. .

What will I see after the treatment?

The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs  remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 – 3  weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the  hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the  new epidermis.

Are there any side effects?

The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but

this usually subsides within a few

hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or

temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

How many treatments are necessary?

Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore  multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted  every 4 - 8 weeks, depending on the area treated, until

a satisfactory result is seen. The required number of  treatments varies, but typically 6 or more treatments are  needed for optimum results.

Still have questions?

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