IPL Hair Removal

Lumenis IPL Quantium Hair Removal

Tired of shaving and waxing all the time and the hairs are not getting any better???

Our Lumenis IPL Quantium is CE & FDA approved with an effective cooling system to deliver a comfortable and safe treatment.

Laser/IPL is a light based treatment that is used to treat hair removal giving permanent hair reduction.With this treatment, there is on average 70% removal as we all have dormant hairs that have not created hair shafts but can appear due to hormonal changes, medication, stress etc. Darker hair on pale skin will get the most effective results with IPL/Laser.

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How it works?

The light attracts to the pigment (colour) in the hair and  penetrates down the hair shaft to destroy the hair follicle. The hair treated then needs to fall out of the follicles and allow new hair to form. Over a course of treatments over  a period of time, the hair follicle completely dies off and cannot regrow. Top up treatments will be needed to treat the dormant hairs.

Before Treatment

A 20 minute Consultation and Patch Test is required before any treatment is preformed. Here we will discuss with you if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment, making sure you have no medical history that can prohibit you from having the treatment done, we will explain how the treatment works and the do’s and do not’s of hair removal. A patch test is then given to the area being treated. Please do not remove the hair from the area being treated when coming in for your consultation and patch test.

Treatment

Once you are suitable to have the treatment done and the patch test was successful, you can start your treatments,  a course of 6 treatments is required over weekly intervals depending on the area been treated. When coming in for your treatment, please shave the area and have no products on the skin. You will then been given CE approved goggles which must be worn throughout your entire treatment until your therapist tells you to can take them off. When the treatment is completed your therapist will apply soothing gel to the area and give you your aftercare advice for you to follow when you leave the clinic.

The Do’s & Do Not’s…….

Before Treatment:

  1. Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment.
  2. You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing the hairs for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
  3. Do not use Depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment
  4. If have or had a history of cold sores, zovirax may be used prior to treatment and continued one week after treatment.
  5. TANNED SKIN CANNOT BE TREATED! If treated, you may get hypo-pigmentation (white spots) and this may not clear for 2-3 months or more. Also, the use of tanning cream must be discontinued two weeks before treatment.
  6. Please shave the area the day before or morning before the treatments.
  7. Please do not have any perfume, deodorant, moisturizer or any products on the area to be treated on the day of your treatment.

 Aftercare:

  1. Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and swelling at the treatment area, this may feel like mild sunburn.
  2. The application of iced water during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort.
  3. The application of aloe vera gel can continue at home.
  4. Make up may be used immediately after the treatment unless there is epidermal blistering.
  5. Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyper-pigmentation or darker pigmentation. Use sunscreen SPF30 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
  6. Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment methods (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle at the treatment area for 4-6 weeks after treatment. Shaving or depilatories may be used.
  7. Hair regrowth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for AT LEAST three weeks after treatment.
  8. Anywhere from 5-19 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or loofa sponge.
  9. After the underarms are treated, use a powder instead of a deodorant for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.
  10. Avoid hot baths and heat treatments and treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn for the first 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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