IPL Permanent Hair Removal
What is IPL Permanent Hair Removal?
IPL permanent hair reduction; is a safe, popular, non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to permanently reduce unwanted facial and body hair without affecting the surrounding skin.
How does it work?
IPL permanent hair reduction works on the 'Theory of Extended Photothermolysis'. This occurs when the melanin (the dark pigments) in your hair absorbs the light and converts to heat, which radiates to the surrounding cells that form the hair. If enough heat is produced it will destroy these cells, thus preventing further hair growth. If only low energies are used the hair growth will only be temporarily retarded with no permanent long-term results.
What are the benefits of IPL Permanent Hair Removal?
No need for messy waxes or gels
Permanently reduce unwanted facial and body hair
No embarrassing stubble
Great for sufferers of ingrown hairs
Clean, smooth skin
Reduces the frequency of shaving
Feel cooler and more comfortable
Be ready for any occasion
Reasons why IPL may not be suitable for you:
Blonde or grey hair
Very dark skin
Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
Fake tan on the treatment area during the 2 weeks prior to treatment
History of seizures
Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
Roaccutane (oral acne medication) use in the last 6 months
Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)
Removing the hair from the root 4 weeks prior to treatment eg waxing/tweezing
Photosensitising medications are best avoided
What does IPL Permanent Hair Removal feel like?
Each pulse of light usually feels like a hot elastic band snapping on your skin. This is the light converting to heat within the follicle.
What sort of results can I expect?
IPL hair removal only affects the hair that is actively growing. At any given time, there is only a certain percentage of hair in this stage, called 'Anagen'. This is why treatments must be performed over a number of sessions, with a specific time span between treatments.
No IPL or LASER system will achieve 100% permanent hair removal though you can expect a 70% to 90% reduction and what hair is remaining is generally much lighter and finer.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions required depends on your skin and hair color and how your body responds to the treatments.
Price for Women
Upper Lip $33
Side of Face $48
Lower Arms $120
Full Arms $205
Bikini (Side Only) $85
X Bikini $105
XX Bikini $155
Lower Half Leg $225
Full Leg $452
Full Leg with Bikini $504
Price for Men
Front/Back of Neck $83
¼ Back $122
Half Back $215
Full Back $400