ipl hair removal
At Perfect Image, we recognise the distress and embarrassment excessive hair can cause for both men and women, and the impact on confidence and self-esteem. We also understand the inconvenience such problems bring.
IPl hair removal is a safe and effective way of reducing hair growth by up to 75% especially in darker, coarser hair.
Our IPL machine is an effective hair removal system and approved by the FDA. The sensation during treatment has been likened to hot oil or the flicking of an elastic band Ginst the skin. Whilst not generally considered painful it can cause discomfort and obviously the level of discomfort will vary from person to person. There may be some soreness following treatment, like sunburn, but this should subside within a day or two and there are no unwanted side-effects.
Most clients are suitable for IPL hair treatment but it works most efficiently on light to medium skin tones and on darker hair. There are also certain circumstances where treatment may be refused including:
- Specific medication (including photosensitivity or anticoagulant)
- History of keloid scarring
- Active Herpes Simplex (cold sores)
- Previous history of skin cancer
- Damage to the skin
what to expect
IPL hair removal is carried out by fully qualified practitioners, who are specially trained and highly experienced.
Before the Treatment
Two weeks prior to your IPL hair removal treatment you should avoid any form of bleaching or epilation, including waxing, plucking and threading. Shaving the areas you wish to treat is fine.
It is vital that you avoid tanning, including self-tanning products, for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment, minimising any possible complications of pigmentation from excessive light absorption by the melanocytes in the epidermis.
On the treatment day, you should not apply deodorant or perfumed products to the areas being treated.
During the treatment
A cool gel will be applied to the treatment areas and your eyes will be covered. The practitioner will pre-set the parameters for the session specific to your requirements and begin. There may be some discomfort during treatment.
After the treatment
The skin may become red immediately after IPL hair removal treatment and, very rarely, small blisters can occur. However, most people experience no side effects at all and the described skin reactions usually disappear within a day or two.
frequently asked questions
How does IPL hair removal work ?
Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin and this targets the melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root) where the highest concentration of melanin is usually found. As the light is absorbed, the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, which destroys the hair-producing papilla.
How many Sessions?
In the majority of cases, it is recommended to have between 6 and 8 treatments which are generally 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Only hair in the growth phase can be treated and the number of hairs in this phase varies from 10%-70% of all hair growth, depending on the area of the body. The length of the growth cycles also varies between people. The first treatment is thought to activate the growth of non-growth phase hairs. This is not to be confused with regrowth and, consequently, makes further sessions more effective.
Not all a person’s hair follicles are in the active phase at any one time, and only active hair follicles can be affected by the treatment.
|Area||Cost Per Session|
|Upper lip & chin||£55|
|Full face & neck||£105|
|Full arms & under arms||£155|