Designed for most different types of skin, laser hair removal in Adrienne Aesthetics is a permanent solution to remove unwanted bodily hair almost anywhere on the body. Unlike more traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing or shaving, IPL hair removal is fast, reliable and is considered to be completely permanent.
IPL hair removal treatments work by passing light through the skin which is then absorbed into the melanin in the hair shaft that is responsible for regrowth and thermally destroys the cells. After approximately 6 treatments, you will have gotten rid of up to 90% of your unwanted hair permanently.
Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.
The applicator/head is placed on the skin and short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and this is repeated many times until the whole surface area is covered. Each pulse of light is milliseconds.
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is a lot easier to treat as it has a high concentration of melanin. Generally, if the hair is darker than the skin, we can treat you. On consultation, we can advise if you are treatable. Grey or white hair cannot be treated.
Everyone is different, but generally, it a ‘warm flick’ is the best way to describe. No anaesthesia is required and most people compare it with waxing to the level of pain.
The hair follicles are damaged by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs are shed after 1-3 weeks as the epidermis renews.
On average you will gain 75-95% permanent hair reduction. You’ll need 6-10 sessions every 4-8 weeks, starting with a course of six. This brings an end to unwanted hair and stops the need for waxing, shaving and plucking