Unwelcome hair growth can be embarrassing for everyone. And although there are plenty of hair removal options, they aren’t always worth it. Shaving and depilatory creams might be a quick fix, but they only get rid of the hair at the surface—not to mention the risk of nicks and adverse skin reactions. Waxing and plucking may deliver longer-lasting results, but treatments are painful and time-consuming. Where does that leave you?
We are transforming hair removal by using advanced technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and body. You can finally enjoy smooth, hair-free skin with results that last longer than traditional methods.
Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?
Hair removal treatments are for individuals who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their face or body because they’re tired of the conventional methods that only yield temporary results.
You may not be able to get IPL laser hair removal if you have/are:
- Metal or other implants in the treatment area
- Current or history of cancer
- Pregnant or nursing
- Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
- History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
- History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
- Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
- A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
- Excessively tanned skin
I have darker skin - can I still get this treatment done?
IPL hair removal treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. Although they may work on darker skin tones, there is an even higher risk of discoloration. It’s best to consult with the technician to see if the treatment is right for you.
The technician will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your complexion, to assess your skin’s reaction. He/she would know best what treatment parameters are most appropriate to use for your skin type.
How long does it take?
For IPL hair removal, it depends on what part of the body you’re getting treated. If it’s a smaller area, it may only take as little as 15-30 minutes. A larger area, like two full legs, may take up to 60 minutes.
How many sessions do I need to see results?
For IPL hair removal, you’ll likely need around 6-10 treatments per area, again depending on each individual person and the area being treated.
How frequently will the treatments be?
For IPL hair removal, treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 4-8 weeks apart for the body.
What do I need to prepare for the treatment?
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams or makeup (if you’re getting a treatment on your face) before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. They will also ask about your medical history, so it helps to have that information ready. You should also avoid tanning before your treatment.
How long does the treatment session last?
It depends on where you’re getting the treatment—an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.
What does the treatment feel like?
You’ll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. It feels like the light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area.
Will it be painful?
The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, let your treatment provider know and they can adjust the settings accordingly.
How will I feel after the treatment?
The skin may have some heat it in from the energy inputted during the treatment and can feel similar to a sunburn but this subsides generally in 24 hours.
How long will result last? Are they permanent?
It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need a touch-up treatment to maintain the results.
Is there truly no down time?
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment. However, it is strongly recommended that no added heat to the treatment area for 24 hours, this can include; exercise, hot tubs, saunas, etc You may be slightly flushed after the treatment, which we can conceal for you if you need to return to your daily life. But there is no downtime.
Do I need anything after the treatment?
Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before going outside; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. You should also avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterward.
Can I use makeup or lotion after treatment?
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.
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**Individual treatments may vary**