IPL (e-light) Hair Removal
Who can be treated?
Provided that there are no contra-indications, clients who have unwanted hair, or want to improve their skin, can be treated regardless of their hair or skin colour.
Are there any secondary effects?
In certain cases, there may be redness in the treated area, local oedema or peri-follicular papulae (goose bumps). These effects disappear several hours after the treatment. However, in the majority of cases, there are no visible secondary effects. In very rare cases, if the precautions are not respected, there may be transitory modifications to the pigmentation (hypo or hyper pigmentation).
How long does the treatment take?
First a full consultation plus a initial test patch must be performed to ensure that no unwanted side effects occur. The time required to undertake a complete treatment is very short. Most treatments will take approximately 15-30 mins.
What precautions must be taken?
Clients are recommended to avoid sun exposure for four weeks prior to treatment. Following the treatment the skin may be sensitive to UV light and it is advised that the area treated should be kept covered or a high factor sunscreen be used for 4 months.
What types of conditions can be treated?
There are three target problem areas that IPL skin treatment can treat: Skin Rejuvenation-fine lines, wrinkles and large pores; Pigmentation-age spots, sun-induced freckles, birthmarks, and solar lentigos; Vascular lesions-unsightly spider veins, redness caused by broken capillaries, acne, symptoms of rosacea, scarring, and other blemishes.
Between 3 to 8 treatments are recommended, three to eight weeks apart. Generally sun damage can be resolved in just a few visits whilst vascular lesions and wrinkle reduction show significant results following three to six applications. It is very common that women have regular skin rejuvenation treatments in America, Europe and Asia.
How many treatments are needed?
Yes. Skin Rejuvenation using Intense Pulsed Light is rapidly becoming recognised as a fast, safe and highly effective method of reducing unwanted pigmentation and improving the tone of the skin without suffering painful side effects. The client can return to normal day to day activities immediately following the treatment.