Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technology that combines a power source with a contact cooling system for comfort. The handpiece contains a xenon lamp and an optical guide with a filter which projects intense light. This technology is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis (selective = targeted, photo = light, thermal = heat, lysis = destruction). The radiating energy that results is a high intensity flash of light that covers a spectrum of wavelengths from visible lightto near infrared (spectral range 420nm to 1200nm). Polychro- matic light is absorbed by the chromophores (melanin, oxyhaemoglobin, porphyrin and water), resulting in a photothermal effect which causes either cell destruction or changes to the cell.Because of a water cooling system built into the lamp, heat is not transmitted to the skin and only the chromophore is targeted, minimizing the risk of burns.
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Free consultation - all clients must have this prior book any treatment.
Areas treated & Prices per session (prices do not include GST)
Upper Lip $ 40
Upper Lip and Lower Lip $ 50
Chin and Anterior Neck $ 45
Cheeks/sideburns $ 40
Forehead $ 30
Full face $ 75
Lower half face $60
Underarms $ 50
Both Full arms $ 110
Forearms, hands, and fingers $ 130
Upper arms $75
Hands and fingers $ 45
Brazilian $ 150
Manzilian $ 160
Full legs (inc. feet and toes) $ 180
Lower legs (inc. feet and toes) $ 110
Upper Legs $ 110
Feet and toes $ 50
ChestAbdomen down to start of pubic hair $ 100
Back $ 170
Shoulders $ 90
Back (upper portion) $ 90
Back (lower portion) $ 90
Buttocks $ 70
Pre & Post Care
Pre Laser Instruction:
Cease any excessive sun exposure for four to eight weeks prior to treatment.
No tanning products for two weeks prior to treatment.
Notify staff of any medications you are currently taking to determine if they are photosensitive
No IPL treatments while pregnant
Shave 24 hours prior to treatment.
Post Laser Instruction:
No excessive exercise that will cause profuse sweating for 24-48 hours post treatment
.No hot baths or showers for 24 hours post treatment.
No perfume, lotions or make up 24 hours after treatment, except mineral make-up.
Use hypoallergenic SPF30 sunblock for protection in treated areas and apply liberally and often.
Facts & Questions
Q: How many treatments will I need for Hair Removal?
A: 6-8 treatments depending on the area. Some future touch-up treatments may be required, due to hormonal or other medical reasons.
Q: When will I see some results?
A: Approximately 20% reduction of hair per treatment.