It’s important to know that results may vary from person to person, hair growth can be restimulated in a number of ways. We always recommend a course of treatments for best results and follow up treatments may be necessary to maintain your result. A best case scenario is around an 80% reduction of growth.
Certain medications (including antibiotics) and skin conditions can make your skin more light sensitive, so it’s very important that you let us know about your medication before treatment.
At the beginning of treatment, your IPL therapist will advise a suggested number of sessions – however this is a guide only and will depend on how your skin and hair reacts over time.
The Fitzpatrick Scale is the numerical scale used to determine your skin phototype and suitability for IPL treatment. Our device is capable of treating Fitzpatrick I to III to IV safely.
Generally, the best candidates for laser hair removal are people who have a high level of contrast between their hair and skin colour (i.e. the hair colour is much darker than the skin colour). This is to avoid the absorption of photonic energy into the skin when we are targeting the hair. Safety is our priority so we have a strict screening process during our consultation to determine suitability for our IPL procedures.
It is important to avoid sun exposure during your IPL treatment course. The settings we use will be predetermined from your previous treatment, if your skin has been exposed to sunlight you may be prone to a thermal injury.
|Fitzgerald Skin Type
||Blonde or red hair, freckles, very fair skin, blue eyes
||Fair/red hair, freckles, fair skin, blue/green eyes
||Usually burns, then tans
||Tanned or light olive skin, dark hair
||May burn, tans well
||Mediterranean or deep olive skin, dark hair
||Rarely burns, tans well
||Darker olive skin, dark brown or black hair
||Very rarely burns, tans well
||Dark skin, black hair
||Never burns, tans well