What happens to my VPL/IPL hair removal course during lockdown?
If you are in the middle of a course of IPL, rest assured, each treatment you have had will have successfully killed hair follicles, so no treatment has been wasted, we will just pick up where we left off before lockdown.
Here’s a reminder on how IPL works.
The variable settings mean that it can effectively treat the different types of hair found all over the body, from thicker bikini hair to finer facial hair. Pulses of red light are absorbed by melanin, the pigment found in hair. This absorption process heats the hair, damaging the follicle, along with its ability to regenerate. Hundreds of hair follicles are damaged with each pulse, resulting in an easy and effective way to treat unwanted hair.
For new treatments
A full consultation and patch test will be required one week before a full treatment. The hair covering the treatment area will be trimmed, and a cooling gel applied. The applicator is then placed on the area, and your skin will be exposed to a series of light pluses, flashing in rapid succession. The treatment is fast and can take as little as five minutes.
Hairs will fall out naturally over a period of one to three weeks leaving your skin feeling smooth and looking silky. Due to the growth stages that all hair goes through, several treatments will be required to help prevent hair growth in the treatment area. All hair growth cycles are slightly different, so it is difficult to predict just how many sessions you will need, but your therapist will guide you through the treatment plan after she has seen your response to treatment.