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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal is a clinically proven, safe and effective, long-term removal of unwanted hair across various areas of your body.

While traditional methods of hair removal, such as waxing and shaving, are short-term and can often lead to ingrown hairs, IPL hair removal yields longer-lasting results.

IPL hair removal uses ‘intense pulsed light’ to inhibit hair growth. Light energy targets the pigment (melanin) in your hair, effectively destroying the hair follicle and causing it to fall away without damaging the surrounding cells. Treatment is safe and virtually painless, leaving your skin smooth and hair-free.

The treatment is only effective on growing hairs, because they are still attached to the follicle. Hair grows in cycles and the majority of it is in a resting phase. Therefore, a minimum course of 6 sessions is recommended to capture the different growing cycles.

BENEFITS

  • Achieves smooth, hair-free skin
  • Long-lasting results
  • Eliminates the need to shave regularly
  • Reduces complications such as ingrown hairs
  • Removes hair from various areas of the body
  • Treatments performed by experienced, trained and certified practitioners

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know

As the treatment relies on absorption of light in the pigment of the hair, the best results are seen on dark hairs. Blonde, grey or white hairs are unsuitable for treatment with IPL but can still be treated by electrolysis.

The unique software of Ellipse is pre-programmed for different skin colours and adjusts energy output to match your skin’s requirements.

IPL hair removal is not suited to those with cancer or an active infection, those taking medication that makes them photosensitive, or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, we will always take care to assess you on an individual basis at your initial consultation.

Mild discomfort may be felt but it’s not painful. Most people describe the sensation as similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin.

Large areas, such as full back or legs, can be treated in 1-2 hours but smaller areas, such as the upper lip or chin, can be treated in as little as 15-20 minutes.

IPL hair removal treatment requires no downtime and you are, therefore, able to return to your daily activities immediately. You might feel mild discomfort and slight redness at the time of treatment, but hair should begin to fall away from the treated area over the next two weeks.

Once the hair follicle has been damaged it will be unable to grow new hair. There will be the inevitable few that escape the IPL, however, and so we recommend the occasional follow-up treatment to ensure optimal, long-lasting results.

This will depend on several factors, such as your skin type, the amount of hair, and your hair growth cycle. Generally, a minimum course of 6 treatments is recommended at 1-2 month intervals, depending on which area is being treated. Ongoing maintenance may be required, but this is something we are happy to discuss at your initial consultation.

See What Our Clients Say...

AMAZING FEEDBACK FROM THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER

Nearly completed a course of laser hair removal, really happy with the results. Cost was as quoted, all agreed up front and very reasonable as deals cycled frequently. Staff are all very warm, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I actually look forward to my treatments!

Jayesh

I have been using this clinic for a few years now and I cannot fault it. Receptionist always friendly and welcoming. The service is impeccable.

Tinny Bennett

Marzieh is amazing, a lovely and brilliant lady. Everyone is friendly and warm. My treatment is the best I ever had. I will highly recommend this clinic and proud to be her patient. Excellent next to none. Gem.

Pacheco

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