Doesn’t shaving your legs and underarms become repetitive and time consuming? Imagine never having to do it again! We can offer you treatments that result in permanent hair removal so you don’t have to waste time on the tedious activity of shaving. Not only does the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) system that ANP Skin Clinic use boast permanent hair removal qualities, it is also a non-invasive treatment that conveniently requires no downtime recovery period afterwards. The (IPL) system for hair reduction and removal uses the most advanced technology on the market today. The wavelength, exposure duration and energy level are specified to selectively damage targeted hair follicles with minimum damage to the surrounding tissue. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal systems use a special computer-controlled Xenon Light tube to generate high-energy broad spectrum light. The light beam produced can then be filtered into a particular narrow range of wavelengths depending on your needs.
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You will experience some warmth as the IPL is fired.
Everyone is different making the exact number of treatments required difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint. Somewhere between 4 and 6 Zeolight hair removal treatments are usually required. The precise number will vary depending on where the hair is, what has been done to the hair in the past and, of course, your individual response. The intervals between treatments are typically 4-5 weeks in order to treat all hair follicles at all growth cycles.
A top-up treatment may be required a year after your original course of 6 Zeolight hair removal treatments.
Hormonal conditions, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), will also have a significant bearing on how the treatment progresses.
We would recommend avoiding tanning, plucking, waxing or threading for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. Shave the area 2 days before treatment. Avoid perfumes/ deodorants before and after treatments.
A patch test will be carried out on your skin before treatment to determine how your skin will react. You will also benefit from a personal pre-treatment consultation with our expert to tailor the right treatment to you to achieve the most permanent hair removal possible. You will be given protective eye wear to use during the treatment.
A short burst of light is fired at the skin’s surface. Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft, where it heats and destroys the hair. If the hair is in the growth stage (anagen), the heat is transmitted down the hair shaft to the base of the follicle and to the germ cells lining the follicle shaft, causing their destruction. Hair caught in the growth stage will not grow again. Other follicles, which are not actively growing may produce new hair. These follicles will need to be targeted in the growth stage to effect follicle damage.
You are free to resume your normal activities immediately after having our laser hair removal treatment, which requires no recovery time. We advise you to steer clear of alcohol aspirin, and anti-inflammatories for 48hrs before treatment.
Ideal for men and women, all hair colours and skin types are suitable for Zeolight IPL Hair Removal, including the reduction for grey and white hairs. People who suffer from heart problems, diabetes or who take certain medications, such as the contraceptive pill should take caution when having IPL. Our expert who talks you through all aspects of IPL laser treatment will outline your suitability for the laser hair removal.
IPL offers permanent hair removal as actively growing hair follicles will be destroyed. However, as with all depilation (hair removal) methods, only actively growing follicles are affected, so dormant or ‘resting’ hair follicles may start to produce hair at a later time. This ‘new growth’ (not re-growth) would need to be treated in the same manner. In certain cases, there may be redness in the treated area, local oedema (swelling, most commonly under the skin due to a build up of excess fluid) or peri-follicular papullae (goose bumps). These effects will disappear several hours after the treatment, however in the majority of cases; there are no visible secondary effects. Other very rare side effects include: burns, skin damage, and blistering that can lead to mild scarring and skin pigmentation alterations.