IPL hair removal in Saltash

IPL hair removal in Saltash

To book a consultation and test patch please call 01752849417.

Why  live with unwanted hair?

 At Saltash Aesthetics, we offer LUMINA  (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments which offer a safe, long-term solution  to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women.

Treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.

A  course of treatments is usually required at 4 - 8 weekly intervals to  follow the hair growth cycle.  Treatment will leave your skin feeling  smooth, soft and free from painful in-growing hairs.

This treatment is for you if:

Unwanted facial hair is affecting your self confidence
In growing hairs are causing concern
You desire long-lasting hair removal

Why Choose Saltash Aesthetics?

Saltash  Aesthetics uses unrivalled, specialist equipment supplied by the UK’s  No.1 manufacturer – Lynton Lasers. Medically CE marked and favoured by  medical practitioners in the NHS, the LUMINA provides dramatic results  for various skin concerns.

Your qualified and experienced  Registered Nurse at Saltash Aesthetics has received in-depth,  comprehensive training, covering the key fundamentals of laser &  IPL, and most importantly: how to achieve highly clinically effective  results, whist keeping our clients safety as the primary objective.  

Common Questions

How does light assisted hair removal work?

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.

How is treatment carried out?

The  Intense Pulsed Light is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light  is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator  is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is  repeated until the entire area is treated.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most  people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with  clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily  treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however,  contains less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend a  consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be  successful for you. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable  for treatment.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment  sensation varies but is often described as “a flick of an elastic band”.  Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the  discomfort as moderate and tolerable.

What will I see after the treatment?

The  hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the  follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 – 3 weeks as the epidermis  renews. During this period the hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are  pushed out by the new epidermis.

Are there any side effects?

The  skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may  be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours.  Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary  lightening or darkening of the skin.

How many treatments are necessary?

Only  hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple  treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted every 4 - 8 weeks,  depending on the area treated, until a satisfactory result is seen. The  required number of treatments varies, but typically 6 or more treatments  are needed for optimum results.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Consultation Procedure

Prior  to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is  taken to confirm suitability for treatment, there is also an  opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered. Before  treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test  patch will be carried out.