Permanent Hair Reduction
Intensed Pulsed Light systems offer a safe long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. Treatment is suitable for face and body.
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 effectively and destroys the hair follicle without damaging surrounding cells.
How is the treatment carried out?
A thin layer of gel is applied to help guide the light. The IPL crystal is placed on the skin and a short pulse is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of the skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
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. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as “as a flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate to 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 hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the epidermis.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles maybe swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse 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.
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.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment, there is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small patch test will be carried out.
Ladies – £ per treatment session
Upper lip – £45
Chin – £45
Centre brow – £35
2 areas (face) – £75
3 areas (face) – £90
Nipples – £45
Whole arm (x2) – £195
½ arm (x2) – £95
Underarm (x2) – £70
Bikini Classic – £95
Bikini extended – £115
Hollywood – £140
Navel to pubis – £50
Upper leg (X2) – £195
Lower leg (x2) – £190
Whole leg (x2) – £365
upper back – £135
lower back – £115
whole back – £245
Consultation and patch test £30 redeemable against first session. Book and pay for 3 treatments and receive 10% discount, book and pay for 6 and receive 20% discount.
Courses are recommended for best results.