Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes and is highly effective for the permanent removal of hair.
Broad spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin, targeting melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root). The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located. As the light is absorbed, the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla.
The first step is your consultation and patch test. This is extremely important and enables us to discuss your specific requirements and expectations in detail. It also allows me to explain the treatment in detail. The cost of the patch test is included in your first treatment. A test patch and consultation is compulsory at least 48 hours prior to your first treatment.
Treatment & Prices
IPL is a fast and safe treatment which offers proven long term hair removal.
|Sides of Face||£40|
|Chin & Neck||£60|
|Lip & Chin||£50|
|Full Arms (x2)||£100|
|½ Arm (x2)||£80|
|½ Leg (lower)||£150|
|½ Leg (upper)||£100|
|Full Leg & Brazilian||£300|
Q: Does IPL Hair removal hurt?
A: Certain areas of the body can feel a slight discomfort – usually on those areas which are more dense.
Q: Will I be able to stop shaving after my treatments are complete?
A: On completion of your treatments, there may be the odd hair that has not responded to treatment, and this can be removed by another method.
Q: I have heard it takes a number of visits to complete my treatment. Why is this?
A: Every individual is unique. We all respond differently depending on our skin type, hair colour and density of the hair. Many clients see results immediately after their first treatment, whilst others may take longer.
Q: I have Red/ Ginger/ Blonde Hair. Will IPL work for me?
A: Unfortunately red and ginger hair do not respond to IPL due to the lack of melanin pigment present. Many clients with blonde hair can achieve results, however fine soft downey type hair it is less likely.
Q: Is it really permanent?
A: 90% of hair can be removed permanently and will not return. However there are hair follicles that lay dormant in our skin, a hormonal imbalance or pregnancy can stimulate these follicles to produce hair and therefore further treatment will be required to effectively remove these new hairs.