IPL Hair Reduction uses Intense Pulsed Light to permanently destroy hair follicles so that the hair doesn’t grow back.
Smooth, hairless legs, arms and bikini.No more ingrowing hairs, no more painful waxing, no more shaving rash.
The P.F.T. (Photo Flash Therapy) System will deliver I.P.L (Intense Pulsed Light) which penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, particularly at the root where the melanin concentration is highest. The absorption heats the hair shaft and or the bulb (root) of the hair and the energy is transmitted to the hair follicles. This results in the follicle being heated to a high enough temperature to destroy the hair follicle, and the hairs then fall out over the next two – three weeks. The heat also works to disable the hair follicle cells (papilla) that are responsible for the growth of the new hair. The number of treatments required to achieve the desired effect varies with each client, with ten treatments generally considered the optimum.
Because IPL is so safe, particularly when compared to laser hair removal, any areas of the face, except very close to the eye, and body can be treated with intense pulsed light. Typical areas of application include the upper lip, underarm, bikini line, arms and legs.
All hair colours may be treated but as a rule, the darker the hair and the richer the melanin density, the better the result. Fine and/or lighter coloured hair will respond to IPL but will generally require a larger number of treatments than darker hair.
For most people there is virtually no pain. The feeling of the treatment is extremely variable from one person to another; it depends on the concentration of melanin in the skin and the size and density of the hair. Feedback from clients is that the sensation is not unpleasant as it often is for electrolysis and laser hair removal.
In most cases following treatment there are no negative visible effects. The treatment therefore does not interfere with normal activities. In some cases redness may appear, but this should disperse within 24 hours. Although the hair is detached from its nourishment, it still remains in its sheath falling out over the next two – three weeks. A light exfoliation 10 – 15 days after the session can speed up the rate at which the hair falls out. Shaving, rather than waxing, is recommended between treatments. It is also advisable not to have any heat or sun exposure prior or within 48 hours of the treatment; or to excessively sunbathe during the course of treatments.
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