LASER HAIR REMOVAL / IPL
LONGPULSE FDA approved and the industry standard for non-invasive removal of unwanted hair, effectively treating Onychomycosis and deep to superficial vascular lesions. Creating the perfect synergy between wavelength, energy density and pulse width, LONGPULSE ensures safe and exceptional results.
How does laser Hair Removal work?
During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. However, it's possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area. Skin with tattoos should not be treated either.
Hair colour and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. The basic principle is that the pigment of the hair, but not the pigment of the skin, should absorb the light. The laser should damage only the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the skin. Therefore, a contrast between hair and skin colour — dark hair and light skin — results in the best outcomes.
The risk of damage to skin is greater when there is little contrast between hair and skin colour, but advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin. Laser hair removal is less effective for hair colours that don't absorb light well: grey, red, blond and white. However, laser treatment options for light-coloured hair continue to be developed.
How Does IPL Hair Removal Work?
IPL produces a broadband spectrum of white light, producing a mixture of many different colours. These colours can be controlled using filters. IPL is, therefore, more versatile, and with Medical Grade IPL you can perform a wide range of treatments, achieving fantastic results that are very comparable to a high specification Laser. intense Pulsed Light, releases light in one or more short bursts. This is beneficial for treatments of hair removal, vessels, and certain pigment because the technology selectively heats and destroys these chromophores to provide a flawless, airbrushed appearance.
Medical Grade IPL technology is perfect for non-medics because the safety profile is extremely high. Our data shows that there is less than 1% instance of adverse reactions, and there is no risk of causing infection. However, the results that can be achieved are comparable to much more aggressive and higher risk treatments, which is great for salons and clinics.
Who Can Be Treated With IPL?
Most people are suitable for hair removal treatments and the best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair, as dark hair has higher concertation of melanin and therefore is more easily treated as it absorbs light better. Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area and typically 6 or more treatments are required for optimum results. Treatment is suitable for both the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.