IPL Hair Removal
Many people long to be hair free for a variety of reasons. Women in particular feel that having body hair is unsightly but a growing number of men prefer to have hair free backs, chests and other areas.
Compared with the cost of ongoing waxing, IPL and Laser Hair Removal are cost effective, time saving and long lasting.
Laser and IPL hair removal are both effective methods of achieving long term hair reduction and we use both at Australian Skin Clinics. All our equipment is medical grade and provides outstanding results. For some skin, some hair types and some body areas, IPL hair removal will be a better choice than Laser but let our experienced staff guide you in your decision about whether to choose laser or IPL hair removal.
IPL Hair Removal (Intense Pulsed Light)
Just like Laser, IPL hair removal uses light to generate enough heat to destroy the root of the hair and prevent regrowth. Most IPL hair removal equipment can only treat paler complexions and lighter coloured skin but our medical grade equipment can be used on darker skins than most others. As with Laser hair removal, the darker your hair, the better the result obtained. IPL hair removal equipment cannot treat white, light blonde or grey hair.
IPL hair removal equipment has a larger treatment head so it can treat large areas faster than laser and our built in coolant makes it particularly comfortable – even on mens legs and backs!
Permanent Hair Removal?
No Laser or IPL hair removal system can claim to be 100% permanent, but with our specialist medical grade equipment, we do achieve exceptionally good results. A maintenance treatment may be required every 6 months or so as some hair will always return. Generally though, this is much finer than the original hair and very sparse.
Typically, with our high tech equipment, clients need an average of 6 – 8 treatments to obtain good and lasting hair removal (compared with and average of 12-15 treatments on less effective equipment). However some people require more treatments such as:
- Sufferers of some hormonal conditions such as poly cystic ovaries
- Darker skins because we have to treat them on lower settings to avoid burning the skin
Some people may find that future hair growth can be caused by hormonal changes throughout you life.
Before any hair removal process, we need to assess your skin and hair type and to establish the most appropriate treatment. We use the following technologies:
- Laser Hair Removal (Candela GentleLASE or Candela GentleYAG)
- IPL Hair Removal (Ulase)
You should shave the night before your first treatment, although if you have rapidly growing hair then shave on the day of treatment. Depending on your skin type we may need to carry out a test patch prior to treatment. We cannot treat you with Laser or IPL hair removal:
- If you have a tan (whether this is a natural suntan, tanning bed, tanning injections or spray tan)
- If you have sunburn
- If you have had su exposure in the last two weeks
- If you are on certain medications
as this will cause you to burn.
Please avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to treatment and for several days after treatment.
Getting the Best Results
Do not wax or use depilatory creams for 2 weeks before your laser or IPL hair removal treatment. You can shave up to the day before your treatment. One day’s stubble is perfect for treatment unless you have very rapid growth In which case, please shave on the day of treatment.
We want you to be happy with your hair removal treatments but timing of your treatments will dramatically effect the outcome. We therefore suggest that you schedule your course of treatments from the beginning. Our clinics are very busy, and we would not want you to be disappointed because you were unable to get an appointment.
Save Money With a Package!
Buy an IPL hair removal package and make *savings. We purposely price our packages to provide you with good value treatments and to ensure you get the best possible We do not want you to waste your money, a single treatment is never going to provide the results you aspire to and you do need to commit to a course of treatment. We also want you to be happy with your results and in turn we hope that you will recommend us to your friends.
The essence of great hair reduction results is all in the scheduling. By booking in advance, we have you covered and we will get the best possible result for you – plus, we will remind you of your appointment 48 hours before!
* Conditions apply.