What is IPL and how does it remove hair?
The IPL System uses Intense Pulsed Light to remove hair. First a cool clear gel is applied to the area to be treated, then pulses of light safely penetrates the skin and destroys many hair follicles instantly.
Is it Laser? Or is it as good as Laser?
It is Intense Pulse Light (white light). The light creates heat inside the hair follicle to damage and kill the hair root permanently. It is better than Laser! Infact, the company that originally invented IPL also invented Laser. IPL is their next generaton system, replacing their Laser system in hair removal. IPL can treat darker skin colours, ie, Asian/Black Afro-Caribbean skin colour without burning, where Laser can't treat.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment is quick. Our machine is the newest model out. Our machine does five shots in one second and we glide the head across the body rather than doing single shots like other traditional machines. With our treatment we can over lap the shots unlike most machines, getting more coverage without missing any hair follicle. We can do the full body (head to toe) in just under 40mins. Other machines it can take a minimum of 1hr 30mins to even 2/2hrs 30mins long,
Does it hurt?
No. Our machine has a built in cooling system and the head on the skin will feel cold. Certain areas may feel like a flick from an elastic band. On senisitive areas of the body you may feel a slight heat sensation. On the whole, it is very confortable, no pain.
How many sessions will I need?
To achieve long-term results you will need on average 6-12 sessions. Packages we offer are designed to suit individual requirements.
Are there any side effects?
There are no major side effects. Every client will have to have a consultaion and patchtest (FREE).
There are contraindications;
-Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use minimum 3/4 weeks prior to treatment
-History of seizures
-Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
-Removing hair from the root e.g waxing or tweezing 3/4 weeks prior to treatment
-Photo sensitising medications are best to be avoided
After treatment, will my activities be restricted?
You can go back to normal activities. No sun exposure or sunbeds for 3 weeks after your treatment. Always apply SPF whilst on course.