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Our IPL with radio frequency is an effective treatment for permanent hair reduction for men and women, including:
IPL with radiofrequency is a non-invasive treatment. A sophisticated flash gun is flashed into the treatment area, gently heating the hair bulb until it can no longer regenerate.
This process is repeated over the entire treatment area. Over the next few weeks, the follicle contracts and the hair is expelled, but a new hair will not grow in its place.
Only hair in the growing phase is successfully neutralised, so subsequent treatments are required 4-8 weeks apart, as hair in other growing phases becomes treatable. An average of 4-8 treatments are usually required, and maintenance treatments may also be required.
Darker hair is best for treatment, so blonde or light grey hair may not respond. Lighter skin types also respond better, so dark skin may not be suitable for treatment.
IPL is considered a safe non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, that can be performed by suitably trained therapists. Risks are minimised by:
Every treatment has some risks, and intense pulsed light may result in swelling, skin discolouration, soreness, burning, allergic reaction, and in rare cases, scarring. These may be temporary or permanent.
Clients may feel a degree of discomfort that differs from person to person. One of the purposes of the patch test is to reduce the settings so that they are as comfortable as possible. Of course certain areas of the body, and areas with more hair follicles, may be more sensitive than hair-free regions.
The treatment has been generally described as more comfortable than waxing, and sometimes like having a small elastic band flicked onto the skin. The use of radiofrequency energy with our system is more comfortable than traditional IPL only machines.
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