IPL, Laser or Electrolysis
IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser hair removal offer permanent hair reduction whereas electrolysis is the only medically proven, permanent method of hair removal.
IPL and Laser are simply different forms of light based hair removal, Laser is photo-mechanical and IPL is photo-thermal, neither is better than the other, they are simply different modalities of light based treatments.
We also combine different modalities as light based hair removal relies on the pigment in the hair to work which means any white hairs present will not be treated, so we also use electrolysis to remove any white hairs that are left behind after the treatment.
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What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL offers permanent hair reduction, the only method that can claim permanent removal is electrolysis.
IPL and laser are often confused or lumped together in beauty marketing, despite them both using light they are different modalities. This was also in part due to IPL being nicknamed Laser hair removal when it first entered the market some 20 years ago.
Laser uses a single wavelength of light emitted in a parallel beam and IPL emits a broader wavelength or arc accross the visible light spectrum.
Our IPL machine is set to the correct correct wavelength and intensity by your therapist after your consultation to achieve optimum results. IPL can be altered to affect different depths and tissues making it a versatile and effective treatment for both hair removal and skin rejuvenation.
The consultation & test patch
We guide you and take care of you every step along the way, once you book your appointment you will be emailed our pre screening questionnaire to ensure that we do not need prior medical consent for treatment or that there are no pre-existing conditions or medication preventing you from receiving treatment.
To prepare for your test treatment you will need to ensure that you;
• Do not shave for at least three days, or wax or pluck for at least 5 weeks prior to your appointment as we need to see the hair growth to allow us to correctly asses the area being treated
• Do exfoliate the day before your appointment
• Do not apply fake tan or tan or sunbathe for at least four weeks prior to your appointment