What is IPL Hair Removal and how does it work?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and body hair is permanently reduced by using intense pulses of non-coherent light over a range of wavelengths.
Frequently asked questions
Does it hurt?
All of our clients are different and have varying levels of sensitivity. Most clients say that the sensation feels like a warm snap against the skin, others say it is just a very mild discomfort. The level of discomfort can depend on many different factors such as the area being treated, the coarseness of the hair and also the sensitivity of the skin.
Which areas are suitable for the treatment?
Any body part can be treated, including legs, underarms, bikini, back etc. Your skin type, skin colour, treatment area and also hair colour are taken into consideration when tailoring a treatment to best suit you.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, we recommend between 4-6 treatments.
Are there any side effects?
There are very minor common side effects following IPL treatment, these include redness of the skin, slight swelling and soreness which can feel a little bit like sunburn – these side effects if experienced will die down within a day or two and are no cause for concern.
Post Treatment Advice?
For 24 hours following each IPL treatment, we advise the following:
- No sun or UV exposure – this means No sunbathing or using a tanning salon
- No Hot baths or showers – use luke warm water only
- No swimming on chlorinated pools
- No perfumed in skin lotions and/or soaps – this includes deodorant if under arms are treated
Upper lip & chin/Forehead/Neck/Sides of Face
Male Beard/Full Face
Chest/Abdomen/Half Back/Shoulders (SHR)
Full Back (SHR)
Half Arms (SHR)
Half Legs (SHR)
Full Arms (SHR)
Full Legs (SHR)
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