Have you been thinking about trying IPL but never quite got round to it?
If so, it may interest you to know we are currently offering SIX UNDER-ARM IPL sessions for just £399! That's a massive saving of over £100!
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a technology that has been around for many years. We use the award-winning Lynton IPL system. Lynton are a UK company at the forefront of IPL and laser technology. Their NHS-approved equipment ensures all our clients receive safe and effective treatments delivered by highly experienced skin specialists.
Unlike shaving and waxing, laser hair removal is considered the treatment of choice for long term reduction of unwanted hair. Laser and IPL hair removal relies on the absorption of light by the melanin contained in the hair shaft in preference to absorption by melanin in the skin.
How does the treatment work? The hairs must be pre-shaven before the treatment. The laser is then passed over the area and the pigment in the hairs absorb the light and convert this to heat. This heat then kills and destroys the cells that make the hair, meaning a new hair cannot grow again out of that follicle.
Is it permanent? This is a question we get asked a lot and the answer is yes! As we kill the cells that make the hair a new hair cannot grow from that follicle, and the follicle will shrink and can even die. What we cannot do is treat a follicle that has no hair in it. If the area of treatment only has a few hairs i.e. the chin you may only currently have 10% of your potential hair growth. This means in the future you may make more hair in the other 90% of the follicles, but this hair was going to appear anyway and would have compounded on top of your existing growth. So on certain areas of the body on-going treatment may be needed.
How does it feel? Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a ‘flick of an elastic band’. No anesthetic is required and most clients describe the discomforts as moderate and tolerable.
How long does it take? The treatment length varies depending on the size of the area. Something small such as top lip will take 10 minutes, something larger, i.e. full leg or full back could be 90 minutes.
How many treatments are recommended? Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. A typical average number of treatments is 8-12, though it does vary. Treatments are conducted every 4 to 8 weeks depending on the area being treated until a good result is seen.
Am I suitable for treatment? Most people are suitable for treatment, however there are some medical conditions that are contraindicated or need a doctor's letter. Best results are seen with people who have lighter skin and dark thick hairs. Dark hair is easier to treat as it has a high concentration of pigment and fairer skins mean there is a bigger contrast between hair and skin.
This offer is only available until the 31st May, so don't miss it!