Intense Pulse Light


What is Intense pulse light?

IPL emits a beam of light onto the skin. This light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and turns into heat energy. The follicle is heated to a temperature which alters the cell structure

and stops hair from growing back.

Does it matter what skin type i am?

The IPL is not suitable for all skin types. Best results occur when there is plenty of target melanin in the hair. Blonde hair and grey hair cannot be treated.

Neither can Black skin types, nor skin that has been exposed to the sun.

How long are the treatment times?

Treatment times vary, dependent on the body part. Here are some typical examples:

Upper lip/chin 15-20 minutes, Lower legs 1hr, Bikini/Under arm 30 minutes, Brazilian, 30 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically you will need an average of 9-12 treatments, usually carried out 4-6-8 weekly intervals. Maintenance treatments are required twice a year.

What areas can be treated?

IPL can be used to remove hair from the bikini line, under arms, legs, stomach, back and facial areas. Areas with tattoos, sun-exposed skin and the delicate area around the eye cannot be treated.


To ensure there is no adverse reaction, a patch test is carried out during your initial IPL consultation.

Have you got anymore questions? please feel free to contact us at any point