ipl hair reduction
When you’re ready to move on from waxing, shaving and tweezing, talk to our professionally trained IPL team.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Permanent Hair Reduction – a safe and effective treatment for removing unwanted hair.
$50 consultation fee – redeemable on your first treatment.
Contact us now to chat to our therapists about the best and most cost effective treatment plan for you. Or Click Here for pricing list
Most people benefit best from six to twelve treatments, depending on hair thickness, the size of the area and the hair’s growth cycle. In saying this, most patients should see around 30% reduction in just one treatment.
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Check with your doctor if you have any health concerns or are taking any Photosensitive medications such as Roaccutane and Retin-A
Do not wax or tweeze for four weeks prior to your treatment.
You must always shave down the treatment area 24-48 hours prior to your appointment to ensure for best results.
No sun exposure, solarium or fake tan is to be applied to the treatment area 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
If you have botox you will need to wait one week before having an IPL treatment
If you have fillers you will need to wait two-three weeks before having an IPL treatment.
Avoid caffine 24 hours prior to your treatment to ensure optimal comfort
Avoid sun exposure post the course of your treatments. If the area does become exposed to the sun, ensure it is protected with a high quality sunscreen.
Soothe the area post-treatment with a repair moisturiser as recomended by your therapist
Don’t tweeze or pull at hairs, they will fall out naturally.
Exfoliate three days after your treatment with an exfoliating mitt to help the hairs fall out and prevent ingrowns in the falling out process.
Avoid excessive exercise and sweating after your treatment as this adds heat to the area and will increase the risk of post treatment compliactions
Don’t use AHAs or retinol on the treated area for three days before and after your treatment.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated water for 24 hours after your IPL treatment.
Attending all treatments at the regular intervals and sticking to the schedule advised by your Therapist will maximise your benefits of IPL Permanent Hair Reduction.
What is IPL?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is non-invasive and a non-ablative cosmetic technology, used for Laser Hair Reduction and a range skin treatments.
At Mud Day Spa we pride ourselves on delivering our clients a variety of services in the one vicinity. Therefore we chose a second generation broad spectrum IPL machine that is highly effective at treating multipule skin concerns. including wrinkles pigmentation, broken capillaries and unwanted hair as opposed to a laser machine that often treats only one concern such as hair removal.
Our second generation IPL machine is an effective state of the art, medical grade system. It works very similar to laser however it delivers multiple wavelengths and a scattering affect allowing us to effectively treat a variety of skin concerns and hair types, including lighter finer hair that laser strungles to find. Our machine also has a powerful integrated cooling device allowing your hair reduction treatments to be almost completly pain free in delivering amazing results as opposed to other laser systems available.
IPL is making a big comeback in the industry with second generation IPL machines offering even more effective and comfortable results with its multiple wavelength system. Meaning we are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles through skin rejuvenation and collagen induction therapy, reduce and heal acne, open pores and scars, visibly remove pigentation, vascular lesions, broken capillaries, and target not only corse dark hair but significantly reduce fairer fine hairs that lasers struggle to find.
How does IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) work?
This transpires due to the warming and stimulating the skin cells in the lower level, also known as the dermis. This stimulation then causes the regeneration and resurfacing of the overall appearance and texture of the skin through renewal of the elasticity resulting in exceptional treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, open pores and scars.
Hair folicles, vascular lesions including broken capillaries, wrinkles, scars, acne and pigmentation occour within different layers of the skin. Meaning the use of our second generation IPL system allows us to deliver optimal results when treating a number of skin concerns, due its multiwavelength approach.
Book in for a consult with one of our knowlegeable therapists to learn and about how our Second generation IPL can help you achive your best skin by targeting your concerns.
Our treatment plans can be adjustable to suit your budget. Treatment plan regularity can be alterd based on your your proactive approach to achiving your desired results.Progress photos are never taken without client consent
How many treatments will I need?
All hair removal lasers can only target and remove hairs in a particular phase of their growth cycle. Therefore, at any one treatment session, certain hairs will be dormant and not able to be treated. Because of this, multiple treatments are usually necessary to ensure all hair follicles are eventually caught at the right time in their cycle and removed by treatment.
It is also important to note while most people benefit best from 6 to 8, some people require more like 8-12 treatments, depending on hair thickness, skin colour, hair colour and hormones that affect the hair’s growth cycle. In saying this, most patients should see around 30% reduction in just one treatment.
Each skin and hair type can have a different reaction to the pulsed light as the light penetrates the tissue differntly according to skin colour, hair colour, present pigmentation and hair thickness. Hormones also play an important role in hair growth therefore medications that affect hormones should be mentioned in any Laser and IPL consultation.
How far apart can I have my treatment?
How soon will I see results?
What can I expect after my treatment?
Slight follicle swelling (little red bumps) and mild erythema can occur similar to a post-waxing however this generally lasts for only an hour or so after your treatment. In some cases, swelling and erythema can last up to 72 hours however this is not common if correct aftercare is followed.
For skin treatments: Residual warmth and sensitivity are expected 24-48hours post-treatment. Skin lesions will dry up and shed within a few days. Risk of Increased pigmentation is higher at this time as the skin is photosensitive post treatment and sunprotection must be appied.
Before my IPL treatment
Direct exposure ie solarium and sunbaking and the use of fake tan products is not recommended to be applied to the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
Do not wax or tweeze for four weeks prior to your treatment as the root of the hair needs to be intact in order to respond to the treatment.
Shaving is offered at the Spa for clinets unable to reach some areas ie Males unable to shave their back * please note this only applies to some areas and for an additional cost. please mention at the time of the booking if you require any shaving services.
- Inflammtory and photodermatosis
- Cutaneous infections
- Immune system defects
- Consistant History of keliod formation
- Skin Cancer
- Bleeding disorder
- Herpes simplex
- Photo sensitizing drugs
- Clients with suntanned skin
- Must wait a week after having botox before an IPL treatment or a week after IPL before having botox.
- Must wait 2-3 weeks after having fillers before having an IPL treatment or 2 weeks after IPL before having fillers.