Is it right for you?
More advanced than even lasers, IPL™ is the first photoepilation technology proven to treat unwanted hair safely on many skin types. In order to ensure the best outcome, you may be asked about your medical history and skin type in order to estimate the results you should expect from your customized treatment program.
Highly controlled flashes of light are selectively absorbed by hair-filled follicles lying bellow the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle. All without damaging the surrounding tissue.
What happens during a treatment?
It begins by trimming away the hair above the skin. You may be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Next, a cold gel (similar to ultrasound gel) may be spread over the treatment area. The IPL™ headpiece is then applied to your skin and pulses of light begin disabling your unwanted hair. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out over the next week or two.
What does the treatment feel like?
Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. No local anesthesia is required and most people tolerate the treatment well.
Can all hair be treated?
IPL™’s unique design offers you customized treatment according to your hair colour, texture and body location. Colour of hair will be assessed at the initial consult to determine if it will treat effectively.
Is IPL™ safe for all skin types?
IPL™ is the first photoepilation procedure proven to effectively treat unwanted hair on most skin types.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away with in hours. On rare occasions, some blistering or bruising may occur, but typically resolves quickly. Also, the skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but generally return to normal with in a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimize the risk of complications. An information sheet and consent will be given to you prior to treatment which will explain all of these considerations.
Following the treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.
What kind of results should I expect?
IPL™ technology has been proven to create a permanent reduction in the number of regrowing hairs following each treatment in most skin types. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to your specific kind of hair and skin. A customized treatment program will be designed for you along with an estimate of how many treatments you may need in order to meet your expectations.