Hair Removal with Laser/IPL

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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
Dr Warner 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.
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Underarm
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
Back before and after 6 months treatment
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.
Chin
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.

Lower Leg
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

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.

Aftercare
Dr Warner 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 Dr Alison Warner to book your appointment.  A consultation including patch test is £60 deducted from the cost of your first treatment if taken on the same day.

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