IPL HAIR REDUCTION

Hair Removal Treatments

IPL hair removal treatments are an easy, painless and quick solution to unwanted hair and can be successfully used on the body or the face.  Usually a course of 6 – 8 treatments is required to achieve optimal results, but once you've completed your treatment cycle, you can look forward to a lifetime of smooth skin with only the occasional maintenance treatment. 

Importantly, not every clinic can treat the full spectrum of hair colours. Fair hair contains less melanin, making it less responsive to IPL treatment. The treatment works best on individuals with darker, coarser hair, as the contrast between the dark hair and lighter skin allows for more effective targeting. If there is not enough melanin in the hair, the IPL technology may not be able to effectively heat and damage the hair follicles, resulting in limited or no reduction in hair growth.

However, at Gaia Skin Clinic, we have equipment that incorporates the addition of radio frequency (RF) technology to hair removal treatments. This can increase efficacy of hair reduction on fair hair by addressing the limitation of traditional IPL or laser hair removal, which primarily relies on targeting melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles. RF technology, when combined with IPL or laser, can provide a more versatile and effective solution for individuals with fair hair.

Here's how the addition of radio frequency helps:

Dual Targeting: RF and IPL or laser work in synergy. While IPL or laser primarily targets the melanin in hair, RF simultaneously heats and damages the hair follicles through the generation of electrical currents. This dual targeting approach allows RF to treat hair that lacks sufficient melanin, making it effective for individuals with fair hair.

  • Increased Thermal Energy: RF generates heat deeper within the skin, reaching the hair follicles even if there is minimal melanin present. This heat can weaken or damage the follicles, leading to a reduction in hair growth.

  • Collagen Stimulation: RF also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which can help tighten and improve the texture of the skin. This can be an additional benefit of combined RF and IPL or laser treatments.

  • Safety and Reduced Side Effects: By combining RF with IPL or laser, the energy levels required for effective hair reduction can be lower, reducing the risk of adverse effects on fair or sensitive skin. This makes the treatment safer and more suitable for a wider range of skin and hair types.

SKIN CONCERNS

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HAIR REMOVAL

KEY FEATURES

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INDICATIONS

Hair reduction

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TREATMENT DURATION

15 - 30 minutes

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RECOVERY

0 days

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ANAESTHETIC

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We also offer Super Hair Removal (SHR)

SHR differs from traditional Laser/IPL as it also targets the hair stem cells and blood supply that feeds it. It does not rely solely on the colour (pigment) of the hair to effectively destroy the targeted hair follicle.

New clinical research has shown that a slower and longer focused heating process by SHR is more effective for permanent hair reduction than high and short levels of energy used in traditional Laser/IPL systems.
SHR Laser Hair Removal gradually heats the skin by an in motion or sliding technique until the ideal amount of energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This new technology heats the hair follicle gently and for longer. This means the hair stem cells and blood supply are directly targeted.
Hair follicles are not damaged by a single high energy pulse as in traditional Laser/IPL but by repetitive application of low energy pulses that raise the temperature of the dermis gradually and for longer.

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