Intense pulsed light (IPL), is a technology aimed at producing light of high intensity during a very short period of time. It involves specially constructed xenon flash lamps. The rapid discharge provides a high energy pulse or flash.
What's the difference between IPL & Laser?
IPL is a Polychromatic light - which means it produces many coloured white light wavelengths. It is able to treat a variety of conditions. IPL is the safer option between the two. Laser is Monochromatic light - which means it has one colour wavelength. It is target specific and is limited in it's range of applications.
How does IPL work?
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated. The IPL head (which is made of glass and is smooth) makes contact with the skin and delivers exact pulses of light to the area in short bursts. Enough energy from the light is absorbed by the hair follicle root or skin. It is the same process for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, skin pigmentation, acne treatments and broken capillaries. Only the wavelength of light varies.
What can IPL be used for?
IPL can be used as a method of permanent hair removal from the body. It can also be used to help people who suffer from broken capillaries and diffuse erythema that cause them social embarrassment. IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding healthy skin. In addition, it can treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively, such as acne, rosacea, benign brown pigment, sun damage and mottled pigmentation. IPL can also remove the redness in scar tissue and even out the skin's texture.
Is IPL just for women?
No. IPL is suitable for both Men and Women.
What areas of the body can IPL be used on?
IPL is most commonly used on the underarms, bikini line, back, face, neck and chin but it can be used on any part of the body except around the eyes and inner ears.
Can IPL be used on tattoos?
NO. IPL can absolutely NOT be used on tattoos or for tattoo removal. Because the light is attracted to darker colours it will concentrate on the area and may result in deep tissue burns and scar.
Can I come in on my lunch break?
Yes! IPL is extremely quick, with no down time. A bikini treatment takes around 20 minutes! Underarms even less!
Will it hurt?
Traditional hair removal treatments like waxing and electrolysis can be quite painful. However, most people find the Ipulse200 system to be significantly more comfortable.
Can I use a numbing agent when I get IPL?
We advise NOT to. Numbing agents can cause some inflammation and redness. Some people can also have an allergic reaction to the numbing creams and gels and the think it's the IPL treatment.
How much does it cost?
It depends on which part of your body you're having treated and also on the individual. As people come in all shapes and sizes, some areas require more work than others. Prices are based on the amount of shots used per treatment. The machine does not generate the shots. The shots are purchased. This plus time determines the price of the treatment.
What happens in my Free Consultation?
In your initial consultation, you will have your skin type evaluated and fill in a medical history. We then discuss what you would like treated and do a visual inspection of the area. I will also answer any questions you may have.
Do I need more then 1 treatment?
Yes. Usually, it takes between 8-10 treatments for the best results for hair removal. However, not everyone is the same. Some people may require less while others may need more. Skin Rejuvenation and Acne treatments average around 2- 3 treatments depending on the individual.
How often do I have to come in?
For Hair Removal once every 4 weeks and for Skin Rejuvenation 2 weeks apart.
What type of machine do I have?
I have an iPulse200 IPL Machine.
Do I have any training?
Yes. I have completed training in Brisbane with Gay Wardle who has been in the beauty/cosmetic industry for over 30 years. My training was completed at High Tech Lazar, who also sell and maintain IPL and Lazar Machines.