Karen Burgess BSc (hons) of Skin Solutions Clinic provides permanent hair removal for both men and women, covering all areas of the body from the face to the legs.
Intensive Pulse Light Therapy or, IPL for short, is used to great effect over a series of treatments to destroy the hair follicle. Hair removal using this device is called ‘Photo Depilation’. IPL, hair removal treatment works by emitting short pulses of light targeting the hair follicle down to its bulb, or root. The intense heat within the hair follicle then destroys the root. The reason why a series of hair removal treatments with IPL is essential is because not all hairs on our body are actively growing. Even dead hairs without a root can remain in the skin for several weeks until they eventually fall out. Also, it is technically unlikely that every single hair will be targeted within a single IPL hair removal treatment. A series of treatments will address that.
A successful series of hair removal treatments, performed at specific times within the hairs’ growing cycle, can result in permanent hair removal or reduction with no more need to shave.
Hair removal requires an initial investment, but this commitment pays dividends in the future avoiding the need for repeated shaving and waxing thereafter, year after year. It may be that you are tired of the embarrassing and rather unsightly shaving rashes under the arm and bikini line, the inconvenience and impracticality of having to shave prior to putting on a skirt or the time it takes on a regular basis to keep on top of things.
When will I see results?
Results can be seen immediately after the first treatment. There is an initial hair fall-out post treatment, and then a delay before the next growth comes through.
How long will it last?
Hair removal on the body is pretty much permanent. Facial hair is often less permanent due to its hormonal stimulation, but can often be reduced for years.
Is hair removal painful?
There is little pain and that experienced is perfectly tolerable. Clients have described it as feeling like a short snap of a rubber band against the skin.
Shaving can be continued as normal but waxing or plucking is not recommended. The area may be red, a little tender and often sensitive to heat (i.e. hot baths will raise awareness), but only for 24 hrs.
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