IPL Hair Removal

Tired of shaving, getting waxed or finding the best hair removal creams? It is time for you to try IPL Hair Removal.

Laser Hair Removal Leicester

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light technology and is a fast, mess and pain free solution to the removal of unwanted body hair. Hair follicles are slowly destroyed by the IPL device that uses a dedicated wavelength to target unwanted hairs at the root.

  • Avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure.
  • Shave the treatment area a day before to prepare the skin.
  • Cleanse the skin to remove any lotions, makeup, or deodorant.
  • Wearing protective eyewear.
  • A cooling gel applied to the skin to enhance comfort and protect the skin.
  • The IPL device emitting pulses of light over the treatment area.
  • Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen.
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, or activities that may irritate the skin.
  • Moisturise the treated area as needed.
  • Avoid plucking or waxing between sessions, as the hair needs to fall out naturally.
  • Temporary redness or swelling.
  • Lightening or darkening of the skin.
  • Rarely, blistering or scarring (more common with improper treatment or darker skin tones).
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The Hair Growth cycle can be split into three phases: Anagen (growth), Catagen (transition), and Telogen (rest). As hair grows in cycles (out of phase with each other, it is important to continue your IPL Laser Hair Removal until each hair has gone through its full growth and resting cycle to ensure all hairs are treated. You’ll need regular sessions to keep hair from regrowing.

How often sessions are needed varies for each person. A client may need an IPL treatment session to remove their facial hair every 4 weeks, and for body hair every 6 to 8 weeks. Results may be seen within 12 weeks. Please Note that there is no guarantee that IPL laser hair removal will get rid of all the hair.

IPL Laser hair removal works best on people with lighter pale skin and darker hair. This is due to the lasers wavelength being able to only target dark hair with contrasting pale skin surrounding the area of hair growth.

Tanned skin or dark skin is not suitable for IPL Hair Removal Therapy. Suntanned skin needs to fade down before your IPL treatment commences. The same applies to body hair that has been bleached by the sun. Light hair will not be targeted by the IPL Laser device.

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Tips For Your IPL Laser Hair Removal Therapy

You will be advised to shave the area of skin the day before your IPL appointment at Leicester Aesthetics.

Just like Laser Treatments at Ageless Leicester Aesthetics. You will be issued with specially designed protective eye goggles that should not removed until instructed.

The IPL Handheld device is held against your skin and the laser is triggered. The sensation is similar to an elastic band flicking at your skin. Please note that I use a Cryo 5 Skin Cooling device which reduces any discomfort. The cool air blow can be used before, during and after each IPL treatment.

Each IPL Hair Removal sessions can last between 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the area being treated.