Intense Pulsed Light - IPL
for Hair Reduction
IPL Hair Reduction treatment is best suited to dark hair on fair, sun tan free skin.
IPL feels like a hot rubber band flicking against the skin. To make you comfortable during treatment we bring you in 30 minutes before your appointment with the doctor to apply topical numbing cream and panadol.
While you may see hair reduction from the first treatment, multiple sessions are necessary to see optimal results. Since hair grows in cycles, not all the hair is in grown phase at any given time. Further treatments are required to catch the hairs in growth phase.
Intense pulsed light describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths.
With different coloured attachments used to achieve desired improvements.
IPL works by sending a pulsating beam of light, of a particular wavelength to precise areas of the skin. The light passes directly through the skin, but is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and shaft. Once absorbed by light, the follicles are impaired from future growth, and eventually die off.
Dr Safari uses Quantum IPL.