IPL Permanent Hair Removal
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments are a very effective way to treat various skin and hair problems which would otherwise be unresolved. IPL is a safe, effective, rapid, affordable, non-invasive treatment that is suitable to most people. This unique advanced treatment is very successful on most skin types, and the darker the hair the more efficient the removal. Once you have tried Energist Elite you will never look back!
Light Assisted Hair Removal
Why live with unwanted hair? Intense pulsed light offers a safe, long term solution to unwanted excess hair for both men and women. The treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.
How does it work?
Light is absorbed by the melanin (the pigment in the hair follicle). The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the cells in the hair follicle which are responsible for hair growth, without damaging the surrounding cell. The laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of the skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is covered. For IPL treatments, a thin layer of gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
After a full consultation with a trained therapist, a comprehensive treatment programme can be developed to match your needs and requirements. Depending upon which treatments are to be undertaken the basic procedure will stay the same: the area to be treated will be prepared and the applicator head will be stepped across to ensure complete coverage. Due to the large applicator head treatments can be performed quickly, which we know is important with today’s hectic lifestyle.
Is there anything I need to do prior to, or after, treatment?
It is advisable to stay out of the sun, and away from tanning beds, for at least 6 weeks prior to any treatment to ensure that your skin is as close as possible to its natural colour. You must ensure that all cosmetics are removed from the treatment area with a good cleanser and then allow the skin to settle. As the skin may be slightly more sensitive post-treatment it is recommended to use skin products developed for sensitive skin and again avoid the sun or tanning beds.
When will I see results?
Dependent upon the treatment performed and the area treated, results will be noticed after a series of treatments over a period of months. This is due to the body’s natural hair growth cycles and skin renewal. There is no ‘magic wand’ that will make everything perfect, but a good skincare regimen that is devised in conjunction with your therapist will ensure the optimum results that you desire.
Call us on 01274 510033 to book in for a consultation and patch test.
Please note that a £20 patch test fee applies but this is then discounted from any IPL treatments you subsequently book.