IPL Permanent Hair Reduction
IPL is the short term for intense pulsed light and when applied as a hair removal technique it is known as permanent hair reduction. It is a fantastic option as it is more affordable than the more expensive laser treatments. For some people, depending on strength of hair growth this option is more than strong enough to permanently disable hair growth permanently. Our IPL E-light at Silk Laser Studio gently removes unwanted hair and leaves your skin smooth and silky. No more frequent shaving and painful waxing. The wide beam delivered by the E-light allows the therapist to treat larger areas, like the back, arms, legs and face, rather than the one-hair-at-a-time methods.
Light is absorbed into the hair shaft, and the heat energy then travels down to disable the papillary, in turn retarding the follicle.
The process is a safe, fast, gentle on your skin and highly effective method for hair removal. If you struggle with ingrown hairs, which cause terrible scarring, IPL hair reduction can sort out your problems after just a session or two improving the surrounding skin's appearance immensely.
If you wish to reduce hairs to light thin hairs with out entirely removing the hair we also recommend this treatment.
Our IPL can be used on tanned skin and in the summer months as its skin contact cooling system is very effective and there is no damage to the skin during this treatment.
Frequently asked questions
How long a gap do I need between IPL hair removal treatments?
For treatments on your face you will need a two to four week gap between appointments and for treatments on the body you will need a four to six week gap. This is because the hair cycle on these different types of hairs varies slightly and it is important to catch the hair during an active stage. As you have had more and more treatments your therapist may increase the gap between treatment to allow for regrowth in between treatments. After this you may go onto a maintenance programme where you come in eight weekly, twelve weekly or even bi annually.
What precautions should I take throughout my laser hair removal treatments?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before your treatment, wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning your treatments. Do not bleach, pluck or wax during your course of treatments.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by sending a beam of laser light to a group of hair follicles with enough power to destroy the root but not enough to harm the surrounding skin. The technologies are designed to cause selective heating of hair follicles but are safe for surrounding tissues.
Is laser hair removal suitable for Dark and Asian Skin types?
Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types. Free consultations are available. Having a wealth of knowledge in treating different skin types, here at Silk Laser Studio we have the ability and confidence to provide you with the best laser hair removal treatments for all Asian and dark skin types.
How long does laser hair removal take?
Laser hair removal treatments are conducted every 2-4 weeks on the face and 4-6 weeks on the body. The required number of treatments varies, but usually 6-8 are needed for optimum results. Sessions can take from 5 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the area. For example upper lip takes 5 minutes whereas full legs or back could be at least 45 minutes.
Is laser suitable for all skin types?
About 40% of our clients are now men. Some of the main reasons for its popularity among men is that it's hassle free and doesn’t require regular treatments for life like waxing or shaving. Rather once your treatments are finished, you are done.
Most men require a minimum of 8 treatments and usually up to 4 top-up treatments to completely remove all the hair. This is due to the higher levels of testosterone that men have, meaning that it requires more treatments to achieve smooth, hair free skin.
What precautions should I take throughout my laser hair removal treatment?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax before and after the treatment, Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment
Will laser hair removal hurt?
There is some mild discomfort but nothing unbearable. It is often described as similar to having an elastic band pinged against your skin.
|IPL HAIR REMOVAL|
|Area||Price per Treatment||No. of Treatments|
|Under Arm||R 350.00||8-12|
|Extended Bikini/GString||R 500.00||8-12|
|Extended Brazilian/Hollywood||R 750.00||8-12|
|Bikini and Underarm Combo||R 600.00||8-12|
|Brazilian/Hollywood and Undearm combo||R 850.00||8-12|
|Tummy or Chest||R 500.00||8-12|
|Chest and Tummy||R 1000.00||8-12|
|Nipple Area||R 200.00||8-12|
|Full Back||R 1100.00||8-12|
|1/2 Back||R 500.00||8-12|
|Full Arms||R 800.00||8-12|
|1/2 Arms||R 400.00||8-12|
|Full Legs||R 1500.00||8-12|
|Full Legs & Bikini||R 1700.00||8-12|
|Full Legs & Brazilian||R 1900.00||8-12|
|1/2 Leg incl Knees||R 800.00||8-12|
|3/4 Leg||R 1100.00||8-12|
|Upper Leg||R 1000.00||8-12|
|Side Burns||R 250.00||8-12|
|Eye Brows||R 250.00||8-12|
|Centre Brow||R 100.00||8-12|
|Lip & Chin||R 250.00||8-12|
|Lip, Chin & Jawline||R 350.00||8-12|
|Lip, Chin, Jaw & Side Burns||R 350.00||8-12|
|Toes + Upper Foot||R 200.00||8-12|
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