Hair Removal with Laser/IPL
Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal – IPL is medically proven to be a highly successful method of long term
hair removal, equal to most laser hair removal systems. The StarLux® IPL hair removal system offers a gentle,
non-invasive, long-lasting solution to unwanted hair on almost any area of the
head or body, such as upper lip, face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs,
chest, and back. At Skin Solutions we
use the Palomar Lux R handpiece to
safely treat all ethnic skin types quickly and effectively
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Skin Solutions is proud to offer Intense Pulsed Light treatments with the unrivalled Palomar StarLux® system. IPL treatments, in which pulses of white light are transmitted into the skin, have advanced beyond the painful procedures of the past – none more than with the excellent StarLux® system. This IPL/ laser system from Palomar – a recognised world leader in pulsed light and laser technologies - also achieves new heights of comfort and effectiveness in Fotofacials for the treatment of sun damage, symptoms of Rosacea and visible veins, as well as Hair Removal for most ethnic skin types.
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before & after 6months/4 treatments
How it works
Highly controlled flashes of light are selectively absorbed by hairs and their follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair down to the root, which destroys the re-growth potential of the follicle – all without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Follicles that are actively producing hair growth at the time of treatment can be completely destroyed but dormant follicles will require further treatment sessions. Normally, 5-8 treatment sessions at 4 to 6 weekly intervals, on any particular area, will reduce hair growth by 75% to 85%.
Tummy before & after
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Advantages over laser
The treatment is customised to each client’s requirements. Highly sophisticated IPL computer technology selects the most appropriate wavelength and pulse characteristics to treat a variety of hair and skin colours. Laser, however, can only use 1 wavelength of light and therefore can only treat a small minority of hair and ethnic skin types, with moderate success.
before & after 4 treatments
What are the treatments like?
Cooled clear gel is applied to the treatment area and intense pulses of light are transmitted through a glass prism onto the skin.
At every session, a single pulse is delivered to each section of the area to be treated, rendering hundreds of hair follicles immediately useless. This makes the treatment extremely fast. A top lip, for example, usually requires only 8 pulses which takes around 5 minutes in total. Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch. No local anaesthesia is required and most people tolerate the treatment well.
before & after 6 months/3 treatments
Hairs in the treated area will continue to appear for 7-30 days post-treatment. This is not new hair growth, but the treated hairs being expelled from the skin.
Following treatment, clients can return to work and resume regular activities immediately. There is no down-time.
Side effects are rare., but a slight reddening or some minor swelling on the treatment site is usual - this typically lasts for 2-24 hours and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs.
Your Aesthetic Practitioner will apply a cooling gel immediately after the treatment. This gel significantly helps to cool and soothe the skin and reduce after-effects. A cooling roller or compress may also be applied, followed by a mineral sunscreen where appropriate.
It is essential to avoid sun exposure and tanning, including fake tan, prior to treatment and between treatments. Hair must also not be plucked or waxed, but can be cut or shaved prior to treatment and between treatments.
Where do I start?
Please call Skin Solutions to book your appointment for a treatment, which is always preceded by a consultation and patch test on your first visit. The cost of the consultation and patch test (£50) is deducted from the cost of your first treatment if taken on the same day.
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