IPL is an Intense Pulse Light treatment which is an non-invasive procedure used to reduce unwanted hair. It uses specific wavelengths of light which is absorbed by the melanin in the hair.
The light converts to heat, which targets the hair bulb and the energy is transmitted to disable the hair follicle whilst leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
This is the basis of all permanent hair removal treatments, and virtually all areas of the body can be treated. This treatment is pain-free.
Is IPL pain free?
The IPL machine used at ATOB uses the latest GEM technology (Geometrical Energy Management) ensuring each treatment is a method of pain free hair removal. Other IPL treatments feel something like a rubber band being snapped against your skin repeatedly. With the IPL machine at ATOB you will experience NO pain.
Is it safe?
Treatments are perfectly safe when performed with quality equipment and by experienced therapists who also hold Laser Safety certificates. IPL (the type of treatment we use at ATOB) uses only pulsed light during the session. There is no radiation, no UV rays.
Are there side effects?
The IPL treatment selectively target hair follicles and therefore cause no damage to the surrounding skin. Some people experience slight, localised redness immediately after the treatment which quickly subsides.
What happens during a treatment? What does it feel like?
Our therapist will give you a thorough consultation prior to any treatment answering any questions you may have and determine how many sessions you will need for best results.
A light cooling gel is applied to the area to be treated, you will feel a gentle warmth whilst the IPL light is applied to the skin. The treatment is pain-free.
How many sessions will I need?
On average most people need 6-10 sessions per area for best results. It depends on your skin & hair type as well as the stage of hair growth cycle.
How often should I have a treatment?
IPL treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks.
What if the treatment is not suitable for me?
Our therapist will determine if IPL is suitable for you with your consultation. Treatments are not suitable for pregnant women or areas with blonde, white, grey or red hair and very dark skin or certain medical conditions.