At The Laser Skin Clinic we offer a safe, long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. Treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen in just a few sessions.
How IPL Hair Removal Works
The Intense Pulsed Light is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released which targets many follicles simultaneously. This light energy heats the pigment within the hair and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
Am I suitable for treatment?
All hair colours can be treated except for white and grey hairs. The darker the hair the easier the area can be treated as it has a higher concentration of melanin. With our Lynton IPL Excelight system the precise wavelength of the light can be tailored to your hair colour achieving the best results for all hair types.
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 the hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be 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. Most clients need no post-treatment care, however, if you have very sensitive skin, you may benefit from applying an aloe vera based product to the treated area of your skin for a few days after your treatment.
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 due to several factors such as an individual’s growth cycle, area of the body, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Typically, 6 or more treatments are needed for the very best 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 test patch will be carried out.