Try Our New IPL Treatment
Fed up with waxing and shaving? Unwanted hair can be irritating, embarrassing and time consuming. Intense Pulsed Light or ‘IPL’ hair removal provides a quick and painless solution to unwanted hair with permanent reduction in hair growth that simply can’t be achieved by conventional methods.
Benefits of IPL
> Offers a lasting solution to unwanted hair. Hair growth is disabled at the follicle giving a permanent reduction
> I use the largest handpiece in the industry to receive a fast and effective treatment
> I use a unique cooling cryo-handset which creates an anaesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience
> Most areas can be treated including upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini line, legs
> No damage to the skin surface, therefore no recovery time
> Customized to the individual to get the best results possible
> Cheaper than laser treatments
> Achieve permanent hair reduction
How does IPL Work?
Removal of hair using IPL works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle with quick pulses of light. This light energy converts heat within the follicle. When sufficient heat has built up, the follicle will break down and be unable to produce new hair.
This process is most effective in the ‘anagen’ phase of hair growth. Approximately 30% of hairs are in this stage of growth at any one time therefore, to acheive the most permanent results a course of treatments is required. No IPL or laser system will ever achieve 100% permanent results. Typically 6-10 treatments may be needed at intervals of 6-10 weeks to see long lasting results. Any hair re-growth you do have will be softer and finer than before.
How many treatments are needed?
For permanent hair reduction, generally most areas of the body will need between 6-10 treatments, however this can vary from client to client. With regards to the face, hair growth on this area is usually stimulated by hormonal imbalances and other relating factors and we advise 10-12 treatments may be required to see results.
Who can IPL Treat?
SkinBase IPL has been clinically proven to work on almost all skin types except very dark skin. SkinBase IPL can be fine tuned to suit specific skin and hair combinations. Only white, grey and red hairs do not respond to any IPL or laser treatments.
Is SkinBase IPL safe?
SkinBase IPL technology meets CE European Regulations which is only granted to treatments that are clinically tested and proven to be safe and effective.
How does it feel?
A slight warm tingling sensation best describes the feeling experienced during a SkinBase IPL treatment. This is minimised by a specially developed cryo-handset that is placed on the skin before the treatment.
The SkinBase IPL is infinitely more comfortable than most conventional methods like waxing, laser and electrolysis and many other IPL or laser systems.
If you decide you want to find out more, the next step is to come in for a consultation. We will carry out a thorough and comprehensive consultation before treatment to check your suitability and discuss what we hope to achieve. A patch test will also be performed to check for any adverse reaction and establish the correct energy settings prior to commencing your course of treatment.
Treatment Care Advice
Pre-Treatment Advice to Clients
8 Weeks prior to treatment:
* No waxing, plucking or threading for at least 8 weeks and/or between IPL treatments.
4 Weeks prior to treatment:
*Do not expose the skin to UV or self tan for at least 4 weeks before and/or between IPL treatments.
1 week prior to treatment:
*Avoid intense exfoliation, microdermabrasion or peels.
24-48 hours prior to treatment:
*Do not use bleaching creams or perfumed products.
*Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before or after treatment.
*Avoid wearing tight clothes when attending treatment sessions.
Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water.
*Protect the skin from sun exposure with suitable clothing and use sun block SPF 30+ before first treatment and between subsequent treatment sessions but do not use sun blocking creams within 24 hours of scheduled treatments.
To ensure your comfort after treatment, please adhere to the following post treatment recommendations:
For up to 24 hours
The skin may be red and warm after treatment this is perfectly normal and will naturally subside. If you wish, you can apply a cold compress to help calm the skin. However, it is advisable to avoid using ice as this may irritate the skin.
You can also use soothing preperations such as aloe vera, witch hazel or tea tree oil. These will help soothe skin and reduce redness after treatment.
*Avoid using makeup on the treated area, allowing the skin to cool naturally and more comfortably.
For 48 hours:
*Avoid all heat treatments including hot baths, saunas, steam baths and showers.
*No swimming in strongly chlorinated water.
*Do not use bleaching creams.
*Avoid perfumed products eg, soaps, creams, or perfumes.
*Leave any temporary skin responses such as redness to subside naturally.
*Do not touch, pick, scratch or otherwise irritate the area.
For 72 hours:
For 1 week:
*Do not exfoliate the treated area or use peels.
For 2 weeks:
*No UV exposure
*No self tan
*Avoid prolonged outdoor activity that may expose the skin to a lot of wind or sun.
*Avoid waxing, plucking, threading (at all times during a course)
*Avoid depilation creams.
For 6 weeks:
*Use sun protection SPF 30+
*Limit sun exposure and do not use tanning beds for at least six weeks.
N.B Hot and humid conditions can aggravate skin immediately after treatments. Skin cooling can be very helpful, a cold compress or aloe vera gel can improve comfort and reduce any swelling or redness.