Aesthetics

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a procedure used to remove unwanted hair successfully.

As a type of light therapy, IPL is a treatment used for hair removal and various dermatological procedures, including lines, wrinkles, and spots. 

 

Although everyone has hair on their body, it is not everyone’s perception that it is attractive. Hair becomes unwanted if it appears thicker and more noticeable in an area that is not considered an appropriate place to grow. People will often seek treatment if they become embarrassed and self-conscious by unwelcome hair growth. 

 

While this treatment is not technically a laser procedure, it uses the same concept of photothermolysis, making IPL an effective alternative. Intense pulses of light can be delivered into the second layer (dermis) of the skin, without damaging the surface (epidermis), by moving the handset over the area of choice. The hair follicle is then destroyed, preventing it from regrowing.

 

IPL differs from traditional laser treatments as it concentrates on many different wavelengths, instead of just one, scattering the energy over a larger area. IPL is suited for all shades of hair from the fairest to the darkest except for the non-pigmented hair. It is also suitable for all hair types; however, it works better on thin, vellus hair. It works best on the skin that is more even in texture, being less effective when the skin is affected by thick raised scars.  

At a glance

Expected results

Smooth hair-free skin

Treatment tieme

Treated area dependent

Downtime

Minimal

Longevity

Can be permanent

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a procedure used to remove unwanted hair successfully.

As a type of light therapy, IPL is a treatment used for hair removal and various dermatological procedures, including lines, wrinkles, and spots. 

 

Although everyone has hair on their body, it is not everyone’s perception that it is attractive. Hair becomes unwanted if it appears thicker and more noticeable in an area that is not considered an appropriate place to grow. People will often seek treatment if they become embarrassed and self-conscious by unwelcome hair growth. 

 

While this treatment is not technically a laser procedure, it uses the same concept of photothermolysis, making IPL an effective alternative. Intense pulses of light can be delivered into the second layer (dermis) of the skin, without damaging the surface (epidermis), by moving the handset over the area of choice. The hair follicle is then destroyed, preventing it from regrowing.

 

IPL differs from traditional laser treatments as it concentrates on many different wavelengths, instead of just one, scattering the energy over a larger area. IPL is suited for all shades of hair from the fairest to the darkest except for the non-pigmented hair. It is also suitable for all hair types; however, it works better on thin, vellus hair. It works best on the skin that is more even in texture, being less effective when the skin is affected by thick raised scars.  

At a glance

Expected results

Smooth hair-free skin

Treatment tieme

Treated area dependent

Downtime

Minimal

Longevity

Can be permanent

Treatments

The benefits of having this treatment can include:

—The most commonly available hair reduction method

—Works on most skin types

—Best results produced in darker hair and lighter skin colour

—Bespoke treatment based on hair, skin colour, and hair depth

—Surrounding skin not susceptible to injury

—Potential side effects reduced to the minimum

Frequently Asked Questions

There may be some redness and swelling after the treatment but this usually only lasts one or two days. Sometimes there can be an increase or loss of pigmentation (dis-colouration) in the skin. Sometimes, the pigment cells (melanocytes) can get slightly damaged, leaving paler or darker skin patches. However, there have been very few cases when this happened, and it too will right itself. IPL has very rarely caused scarring, and It may not be very efficient on lighter hair colours such as white, blonde and red.

A minimum course of 10-12 sessions is the norm. Your aesthetic practitioner will expertly assess the number of treatments you will require during your consultation.

Within days you will notice that the number of hairs growing in a treated area has been diminished following each treatment.

All hair removal methods can create a risk of scarring; this potential reaction is included in the consent forms you will need to sign before laser treatment can be performed. You can be assured that the risk of scarring from this method is highly unlikely. The likelihood of scarring involves many factors which include but is not limited to the following: ​​the technician’s skill, experience, training and knowledge; your body’s natural ability to heal; the amount of pigmentation (melanin) in the skin and darker-skinned individuals possessing a higher risk. 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a versatile treatment that is effective for various areas on both the body and the face. Your expert therapist will be able to put together a bespoke treatment plan after a full assessment of your conditions at the pre-treatment consultation.

prices

Prices

Treatment*

Single Session

Second price

Special Price**

Ladies' Very Small Area

£80

£110

£190

Ladies' Small Area

£110

£145

£240

Ladies' Medium Area

£135

£180

£300

Ladies' Large Area

£215

£300

£480

Ladies' Extra Large Area

£270

£380

£540

Ladies' Full Body

£1000

£1400

£2000

Men's Small Area

£135

£180

£300

Men's Medium Area

£215

£300

£480

Men's Large Area

£270

£380

£540

Men's Extra Large Area

£320

£450

£660

Men's Torso

£600

£840

£1200

Men's Full Body Excluding Private Area

£1200

£1650

£2400

* Subject to availability

**More special offer packages available

Ladies’ Very Small Area such as Cheeks, Chin, Ears, Feet, Forehead, Hands, Mid Stomach (Zipline), Neck, Nipples, Nose, Sideburns, Upper Lip

⸎ Ladies’ Small Area such as Chest, Half Arms, Jawline, Perianal, Shoulders 

⸎ Ladies’ Medium Area such as Bikini Line, Half Back, Half Legs, Half Stomach, Underarms

⸎ Ladies’ Large Area such as Brazilian, Full Arms, Full Back, Full Buttocks, Full Face, Full Legs, Full Stomach, Hollywood

⸎ Ladies’ Extra Large Area such as Chest & Full Stomach, Full Back & Shoulders

⸎ Men’s Small Area such as Cheeks, Chin, Ears, Feet, Forehead, Hands, Neck, Nose, Sideburns, Underarms, Upper Lip

⸎ Men’s Medium Area Such as Chest, Half Arms, Half Back, Half Legs, Half Stomach, Shoulders

⸎ Men’s Large Area Such as Full Arms, Full Back, Full Face, Full Legs, Full Stomach

⸎ Men’s Extra Large Area Such as Chest & Full Stomach, Full Back & Shoulders

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a procedure used to remove unwanted hair successfully. As a type of light therapy, IPL is a treatment used for hair removal and various dermatological procedures, including lines, wrinkles, and spots.

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