How does IPL remove hair?
Highly controlled flashes of light are selectively absorbed by hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle. All without damaging the surrounding tissue.
IPL™ at Work:
What happens during a treatment?
It begins by trimming away the hair above the skin. You may be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Next, a cold gel is spread over the treatment area. The laser hand piece is then applied to your skin and pulses of laser begin disabling your unwanted hair. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out over the next week or two.
What does the treatment feel like?
Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. No local anaesthesia is required and most people tolerate the treatment well.
Can all hair be treated?
IPLs unique design offers you customised treatment according to your hair colour, texture and the location of body hair. Any hair with at least some pigment in it (black, brown, red and even blond) can be treated effectively.
Is IPL safe for all skin types?|
IPL is the first photoepilation procedure proven to effectively treat unwanted hair on all skin types, including dark-skinned individuals such as those of Black, Hispanic and Asian descent.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. On very rare occasions, some blistering or bruising may occur, but typically resolves quickly. Also, the skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure will minimise the risk of complications.
Following treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.
Imagine not having to shave, tweeze, wax or go through electrolysis again…
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology offers a gentle non-invasive, long-lasting solution to unwanted hair on the face, back, legs, bikini line or any other body area. Based on technology used for nearly a decade in the treatment of port-wine stains and other birthmarks, Laser and IPL photoepilation has been performed safely for many years effectively eliminating dozens of hairs with each pulse.
Is laser hair removal right for you?
More advanced than ever lasers and IPL are the first photoepilation technology for safe, proven hair removal on any skin type – from very light to very black. In order to ensure the best outcome, you may be asked about your medical history and skin type in order to estimate the results you should expect from your customized treatment program.
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photo-aging, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction, through a process called photorejuvenation.
How is Photorejuvenation performed?A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light.
The smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight hot pinch, like the snapping of a small rubber band. An anesthetic cream may be used, but is seldom required.
Treatment is generally administered in a series of 4 to 6 sessions that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction.
Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
Depending on the number of skin conditions you are treating, and severity of the individual problem, a series of 4 to 6 treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. By dividing the full programme into several treatments, the procedure provides a gradual improvement with very low risk – and, it preserves the wonderful “no down time” feature that people appreciate so much.
Red blemishes from broken blood vessels and brown spots of pigment from sun damage respond to Intense Pulsed Light. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches to the level of the collagen beneath the skin surface.
How do other treatments compare with Photorejuvenation?
While there are lasers that treat telangiectasia (spider veins) and broken capillaries, other lasers that treat benign brown pigments and others yet that are used for resurfacing facial skin, no technology provides the long-term improvement of complexion and texture of the IPL Skin Treatments using the Photorejuvenation program— all without interruption in your busy lifestyle.
What conditions can Photorejuvenation treat?
Imperfections from Sun Damage and Photo-aging
Facial imperfections or abnormalities can detract from your well being and appearance, no matter how healthy and young you feel. IPL technology helps create smoother looking skin. After a series of treatments, you can see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation. It not only serves as an excellent treatment modality for the face but the same treatment can be used effectively on the neck, chest, back, arms and hands.
Benign Vascular Lesions: Broken (“Spider”) Veins and Capillaries
The face has an excellent network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, aging, trauma, sun exposure and certain lifestyle factors cause a number of them to break causing the appearance of red streaks or blotches on the face. The same process can occur on other body surface areas but is generally most noticeable on the face followed by the neck. IPL therapy can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly imperfections.
Redness Caused by Broken Capillaries (for example that seen in Rosacea)
Many people suffer from broken capillaries and large areas of erythema (redness), that cause them social embarrassment. For both women and men, IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding healthy skin.