IPL Hair Removal
We offer a range of hair removal methods at SC Skin Clinic, so we are always able to offer you the right treatment plan for the removal of your unwanted hair growth.
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We offer a safe, long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women with our unrivalled medical grade Lynton Lumina system.
SC Skin Clinic has been successfully treating clients with IPL and/or Laser for over 17 years; you will be treated by a highly trained, experienced technician.
Treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.
Book a course of 4 treatments and receive a 5th free!
How does light assisted hair removal work?
Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.
Is it suitable for me?
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you.
In some cases, IPL hair removal is not suitable, particularly on darker skin types, stubborn facial hair, intimate areas and grey/white hair. Laser hair removal can treat these areas and skin types successfully.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as “a flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
What will I see after the treatment?
The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 – 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
Any areas for hair removal must be cleanly shaven one day prior to treatment, unless otherwise discussed with your practitioner. Larger areas that have not been shaven may incur an additional fee and it will affect your treatment time.
How is the treatment carried out?
The applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.
All treatments will require a consultation and patch test to assess suitability. Consultations are free of charge.
IPL – Intense Pulsed Light treatment is an effective treatment used for permanent hair reduction on the face, arms, legs and body.
Call the clinic for advice or to arrange a consultation.