Permanent Hair reduction
IPL Hair Removal
IPL Hair Reduction is fast, comfortable and convenient and is the most effective way to remove unwanted hair, offering superior results on most complexions. Perfect for both men and women, we use the only technology currently available that is effective on most types of hair and skin, quickly removing unwanted hair from sensitive areas including:
- The face and neck
- Underarms, arms, legs, elbows and knees
- Bikini lines and brazillians
- Chest and back
IPL Hair Reduction works because targeted energies are absorbed by the pigment in hair and converted to heat. The light energy is transformed to heat energy and the hair follicle is heated to a critical temperature at which point it is cauterised. The laser disrupts hairs that are principally in the active growth (anagen) phase at the time of treatment. The laser is pulsed, or switched on, for a fraction of a second. The length of each pulse is just long enough for the hair follicle to be disrupted. The lasers each have a specially designed cooling system to help protect the skin.
Patient selection is a key aspect of laser treatment. Hair colour and skin type are the two most important factors. Temporary hair loss almost always occurs but for long term hair loss, the colour of hair is a significant factor. Black or brown hair indicates a high concentration of melanin in the follicle and is ideal for laser treatment. Blonde and red hair is treated less successfully and white and grey hair is unaffected.
Small areas, like the underarm or upper lip, can be treated in less than 10 minutes and larger areas, like the back or legs, can usually be treated in under half an hour. Unlike waxing, there is little discomfort and no need to let hair grow out between treatments. The appearance of the treated area immediately after a session does vary from one person to another. The after effects are usually minor and may include some redness. Most people are able to return immediately to normal activity.
See our 'Prices'tab for areas and costings or call 3878-1112 for further information.