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Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Removal with Intense Pulse Light Technology

How does it work?
The light output from the applicator is preferentially absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This then heats up the hair follicle and disables it so it cannot grow back.

What areas can be treated?

This procedure works well for hair removal on the face, neck, chest, arms, back, underarms, legs, and bikini line.

What areas cannot be treated?

Hairs that are not in the active growth stage cannot be treated. Blonde and grey hairs are more difficult to remove and will take longer to treat.

Are there any side effects?

Due to the special parameters used there are little or no side effects. The hair removal treatment has been likened to being flicked by a hair brush, but the skin may go slightly red for a few hours.  If the area is over treated there may be a chance of some slight crusting and blisters, however, this will resolve in 5 to 7 days.

How many treatments does it require?

In most cases you will see a result after 3 hair removal treatments but there is a significant improvement if the hair removal treatment is repeated at regular intervals. There is no limit to the number of hair removal treatments you can undergo. After treatment it will appear that the hairs continue to grow. What is actually happening is that the hair is still gripped by the skin and is slowly being expelled from the follicle.

When will I see results?

As the process is designed to reduce the density of the hair growth you will start to see results after your second treatment.

How often do you need treating?

After the initial hair removal treatment it is advisable to have a second treatment four weeks later. The hair can only be removed when it is in its active growing stage, therefore a series of hair removal treatments is required to catch the hairs in this cycle.

How many treatments can I have?

There are no maximum amount of hair removal treatments that may be undertaken.

How long do the effects last for?

Nobody can categorically state how long the effects will last for, due to the reason stated below:

It is important to understand that there are numerous hair follicles in every square centimetre of skin on the body, for example, the chin has approximately 455 follicles per cm2 and the thigh about 55 follicles per cm2. As you can see, where we might have disabled a hair follicle there are adjacent ones that might not have been treated in the correct phase of hair growth and may grow through at any time. Additionally, due to alterations within the body new hair growth may also be stimulated.

Who can be treated?

Virtually anybody can be treated with this hair removal system. However, any underlying medical conditions may exclude you from treatment or the results may be negligible. It is very important that you state clearly any medical conditions that you have or any medical treatment you are undergoing.

What photo skin types can be treated?

Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV are safely treated. There are no reports of any adverse effects on type V & VI skin.  However it is  NOT  recommended to treat  Type  V  & VI skin.(The photo-skin type is identified by your technical consultant).

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