Get Rid of Unwanted Hair Permanently
With IPL laser we can target all dark hair, including the most superficial to the deeper hairs.
All laser and IPL devices work on black, dark brown, brown and light brown / dark blonde hair. ... Red hair has a type of melanin called pheomelanin. It won't absorb IPL and laser energy. Light blonde hair has a small amount of eumelanin and pheomelanin, it won't absorb IPL and laser energy.
Also, dark skinned women who have contemplated of permanent hair removal have heard about the shortcomings of laser hair removal. Most significantly, the laser detects the contrast between skin and hair so the darker your hair, and the lighter your skin, the better the laser works. So the opposite is also true: If you have dark skin and dark hair there is much less contrast for hair to "be visible" for laser and unfortunately it is not effective.
How does IPL treatment work?
IPL or laser treatments only destroys the hair follicle during the Anagen stage of growth – one of the 3 stages of hair growth. During this Anagen, or growing stage the hair is in the perfect state for treatment. The laser/IPL treatment attacks the melanin in the hair shaft and disables it from further growth. Follow up treatments are done to attack hair that was not previously in the Anagen stage, but will be in the future.
IPL/laser treatments both use heat and light to attack the hair deep in the follicle, whereas other treatments only cut the hair mid-shaft allowing the hair to regrow.
Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. The basic principle is that the pigment of the hair, but not the pigment of the skin, should absorb the light. The laser should damage only the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the skin. Therefore, a contrast between hair and skin color — dark hair and light skin — results in the best outcomes.
The risk of damage to skin is greater when there is little contrast between hair and skin color, but advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin. Laser hair removal is less effective for hair colors that don't absorb light well: gray, red, blond and white.
What area can be treated?
can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Lighter skin types require 3-6 treatments, durker skin type require 8-12 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Each hair grows at a different rate and goes through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter the active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area. Also depends on body area and type of hair, hormone status.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions on activities after the treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition, your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
What are side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur.
How much does it cost?
LASER HAIR REMOVAL 6 session PACKAGES:
$100 - EXTRA SMALL : Upper Lip, Fingers, Toes.
$140 - Partial chin, Sideburns,
$240 - SMALL: Cheeks, Underarms, Full chin,Neck(front or back), Stomach Line, Bikini Line.
$480 - MEDIUM: Full Face, Neck(all around), Beard, Shoulders, Forearm, Chest, Abdomen, Brazilian, Buttock.
$700 - LARGE: Full Arm, Back, Half Leg.
$900 - EXTRA LARGE: Full Leg .
(Pricing not including tax)
If you wish to purchase only one treatment
• Upper lip – $20
• Partial Chin – $30
• Full Chin – $50
• Neck (all around) – $80
• Face – $80
• Beard – $80
• Forearms – $80
• Underarms – $60
• Full Arms – $120
• Bikini – classic – $60
• Bikini – plus – $80
• Bikini – Brazilian – $150
• Thighs – $150
• Lower Leg – $80
• Full Leg – 200
• Chest – per consultation
• Back – per consultation
How many sessions?
Today, some clients might only require 5 or 6 treatments and are seeing results much sooner than in the past. The time it takes to complete a full series of treatments varies from person to person and the location of the hair on the body, but is typically 12-24 months. The key to good results it to consult with your IPL aesthetician so they can give a clearer picture of your own specific requirements based on skin and hair colour.
Hormonal changes, such as those experienced during pregnancy or other hormonal imbalances can bring new hair growth and you may discover new patches of hair – even if treated previously.
Will it work on me?
When laser hair removal was introduced, it worked best on light skin with dark hair. Now, the treatment can be performed on all skin types and is proven to be both safe and effective.
Please note light blonde, red or gray hairs can experience only temporary loss for up to 3 month. Electrolysis is recommended as a treatment for permanent hair removal of these hair types.
Immediately after treatment you may notice mild redness and swelling, which is a good indication of a treatment that will show a great response.
How to prepare for your treatment?
Preparing for your treatment first consists of a conversation with your aesthetician. They will discuss with you any medications you may have to halt as well as other contraindications that may be effecting your skin.
At the minimum, you will have to avoid the sun entirely, or at least use proper SPF 30 or higher protection, as well, you should avoid self-tanning products. You should shave the night before the treatment, but don’t wax, tweeze or have electrolysis for the month prior or between treatments. The day of your service, skip all lotions, perfumes or other skin products.
After 4 treatments
Permanent and Temporal Contradiction to the Treatment.
Permanent contradictions: vitiligo, diabetes,porphyria, dark black skin, hemophilia, lupus disease, gold injections, keloid scarring, herpes simplex, xeroderma, use of anti-coagulants, liver or kidney disease, heart diseases or pacemakers, cancer of any form at any time, autoimmune disease, HIV or AIDS, thyroid problems, severe high blood pressure or circulation problem, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, inflammation of the vein
* Unfortunately the START of treatments will be DELAYED if any of the following apply:
Pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating
recent tanning, fake tan and bleaching agent including (4 weeks after last use)
cosmetic chemical peeling (4 weeks after last use)
microdermabrasion (2 weeks )
anti-inflammatories (2 weeks)
oral antibiotics (2 weeks)
hydrocortisone (3 weeka)
medical strength retinoid (4 week after last use)
Acutane-Roaccutane (1 year after last use)