Hair Removal

  • Can be done with either traditional epilation methods (known to most as electrolysis) or with IPL
  • The difference between the two is one is invasive when using electrolysis a small needle is used but with IPL its non-invasive.
  • Although the cost is very different the amount of treatments required usually means the cost is comparative if not equal.
  • IPL has to be done in the clinic and electrolysis can be done in your own home.
  • IPL will not work on grey, white or silver hair whereas electrolysis will.

IPL

image318IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses the energy from a light source, which is absorbed by the pigments in the skin, hair and blood.

vessels. The hair is removed by using the light to generate heat in the melanin in the hair, which is transferred to the dermal papilla (root) to destroy it.

Unlike traditional epilation methods such as electrolysis the IPL treatment is completely non-invasive.

The applicator (hand piece) is placed on the surface of the skin and the light is pulsed through it. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated.

Discomfort is minimal and apart from a temporary reddening of the skin, the majority of clients experience no further side effects. On average clients require five to eight treatments.

Epilation

image343There are several methods of removing unwanted Hair with Epilation and these are Electrolysis (which is the term most people know), Short-wave-diathermy/thermolysis or blend.

The main aim of any of the methods is to enter the follicle using a tiny probe and render the follicle ineffective by cauterising the blood supply to that follicle.

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Treatment Costs

IPL – Body Hair

TreatmentPrice
Back£360
Chest£195
Shoulders£170
Stomach£160
Buttocks£200
Full Legs£550
Upper Legs£340
Lower Legs£305
Full Arms£295
Lower Arms£155
Under Arms£100
Standard Bikini£110
Brazilian£150
Hollywood£200
Nipples£65

IPL – Facial Hair

TreatmentPrice
Whole Face & Neck£280
Whole Face£195
Neck£120
Sides of Face£100
Forehead£90
Centre Eyebrows£30
Upper Lip£50
Chin£75
Upper Lip & Chin£125

Epilation

TreatmentPrice
Up to 15 minutes£30
Up to 20 minutes£40
Up to 30 minutes£60
Up to 60 minutes£100

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