IPL or Intense Pulse Light, uses specific wavelength light filters to precisely target a focused area of the skin to improve the way the skin appears.
It does this by concentrating light which is preferentially absorbed by dark and red spots, avoiding damage to the top layers of the skin, and destroys certain deeper targets of the skin
IPL can be used in a similar manner to lasers for safe and effective treatment of permanent hair removal, reducing skin pigmentation, active acne, enlarged pores, visible veins in the skin, broken capillaries. IPL treatments can also rejuvenate aging skin of free radicals such as pigmentation caused by sun exposure.
IPL can be used for Permanent Hair Removal as it effectively uses powerful bursts of light, which is heated and absorbed by the hair follicles and destroys the follicle. This means that new hair cannot regrow in the same area.
A course of 5 to 10 treatments is usually required to treat hairs at all stages of the hair growth cycle, at 3 to 6 week intervals; which varies depending on hair type and colour, and the location being treated. Fair hairs will require extra treatments. White hairs can not be treated.
A maintenance session may be necessary from time to time, due to the development of new hair growth appearing, as our hormonal balance continues to change with age, or due to the influence of stress, illness, disease and drugs i.e; steroids or contraceptive pills.
Active and artificial tanning should be discontinued prior and during treatments. Shaving is fine post treatment, however avoid waxing or tweezing as this will remove the target (the bulb).
Following treatment, there may be some swelling and redness at the treatment site, however this is normal, and can be cooled with cold, wet compresses if desired. Chlorinated pools/ spas, perfumed deodorants, and saunas should be avoided for at least 24 hours.