IPL Hair Removal – all you need to know!

Posted on January 21st, 2013
Categories: News

IPL hair removalIPL is Intense Pulsed Light, an innovative, reliable and safe method of removing unwanted hair 
for both men and women. It is the most effective, least painful method available among 
hair-removal techniques. When compared to laser treatments, IPL is gentler on the skin 
and more versatile in treating a broad range of skin tones and hair colors. The IPL software allows the adjustment of parameters for
different hair and skin pigments, thus catering for all skin types.

IPL treatment delivers rapid pulses of high intensity light to the area that is being treated. The light energy is converted to heat, which destroys the hair follicle from the base, inhibiting future growth.

What are the benefits?  You see results as soon as your first treatment.  As the treatment progresses, the hair will become increasingly thinner and weaker until it falls off.  On average you will require eight sessions to achieve permanent results.

We use a dedicated intense pulsed light machine that penetrates the skin at different depths, depending on the specific area treated. Therefore our hair removal system delivers outstanding results on all body areas, with safe, effective, long-lasting hair removal. Additionally, it is comfortable to undergo.

Permanent hair reduction involves the use of either a single wavelength of light (laser) or a flash of light containing hundreds of wavelengths (IPL or broadband light BBL).

Melanin within the hair follicles is targeted, heating and damaging the follicles in an active growth cycle.

Unlike laser hair-removal systems, Intense Pulsed Light can treat almost all kinds of skin and hair, with fewer side effects and at a lower cost. The IPL multi-pulse system also allows the light to penetrate the follicle at different phases, in such a way that the treatment is literally pain free. Pain-free and permanent.

What you need to know for the appointment:  On the day of your hair removal treatment, refrain from shaving and arrive with skin that is clean and free of lotion and make-up. Some medications such as Ibuprofen cannot be taken 24hrs before or after your treatment.

On the day of your treatment avoid any additional source of heat, including saunas, work outs and tanning.  Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid chafing.

Protect your skin by always wearing sun screen.

Maxine Brunner offers IPL at her beauty salon. To contact Maxine click here