IPL Hair Removal
We’re all for hair free smooth skin, that’s why we think Intense Pulse Light is simply brilliant. IPL is the safe and non-intrusive method that reduces hair permanently after just 6 to 12 treatments. Simply put, it makes staying permanently smooth one less thing to worry about.
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IPL works by emitting a beam of intense pulse light onto the skin. The light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and turns into heat energy.
The follicle is heated to a temperature which alters the cell structure and stops hair from growing back. This process is illustrated below.
|STEP ONE||STEP TWO|
Cooling gel is applied to trimmed area
| A pulse of light is administered on the surface of the skin for approximately
|STEP THREE||STEP FOUR|
|The hair and follicle heats up, killing the hair at the root, whilst skin stays cool||The treatment is over and the dead hairs fall out in about 1-2 weeks|
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
As well as being highly effective, there are also many other benefits to IPL: It’s both time and cost efficient, hairs take longer to grow back, and when they do they’ll be much finer and lighter. In fact, after six to twelve treatments, hair is permanently reduced and a top-up is only required once or twice a year. Compare the cost and time invested in waxing all your life and IPL is vastly more economical.
DOES IT HURT?
IPL removes unwanted hair safely and easily while protecting the surrounding skin. In fact, the discomfort and side effects are minimal. For most, it’s also more comfortable than other methods of hair removal like waxing, laser and electrolysis. You can be comfortable in the knowledge our Dove Spa Skin Care Experts have completed the IPL training course under the guidance of leading experts.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Unwanted hair can easily be removed from all parts of the body, including legs, chin, upper lip, bikini line, back and underarms. The only areas that cannot be treated are over tattoos, nipples, on sun-exposed skin or immediately around the eyes. To make sure there is no adverse reaction, a quick test patch is carried out prior to treatment during your initial IPL consultation.
WHO COULD BENEFIT?
IPL treatment is not suitable for all skin types. The best results occur when there is plenty of target pigment melanin in the hair, and therefore white, blonde and grey hair cannot be treated. Neither can dark skin, or skin recently exposed to the sun, due to melanin content. If in doubt, come and have a chat to our skincare experts.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
We recommend between 6 to 12 individual treatments, usually carried out at 4 to 6 weekly intervals. Bi-annual top-ups may be needed.
SOUNDS GREAT, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
Book your FREE, no obligation consultation and patch test with one of our trained skin experts to see if IPL is right for you. Your therapist will happily answer any further questions you have about the treatment during your complimentary consultation.