IPL hair removal
(Intense Pulsed Light)
Fed up with shaving, epilating, tweezing, plucking and waxing?
Imagine zapping all those pesky body hairs with minimal pain and results that last for years. IPL hair removal can reduce hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, back chest, nipples and bikini line. You can even have an IPL Brazilian if you want!
IPL hair removal is a gradual process so typically six to ten treatments would be needed. The improvements are subtle and the treatment won’t interrupt your normal activities.
The number of treatments depends on skin and hair type, colour and thickness. Most people require between six and ten sessions.
The hair is removed by controlled flashes of light, which is absorbed by the hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin. It’s the pigment in the hair shaft that absorbs the light. The resulting heat damages each follicle and disables it. The dead hair shaft appears to grow and then fall out: this may take a week or more.
Treatments should be at four week intervals, to treat hairs at all stages of the growth cycle.
Pricing for IPL hair removal
|Sides of face||$105|
|Chest & stomach||$425|
|Back & shoulders||$545|
Pre-pay 6 IPL hair removal treatments and receive the 7th treatment free!
Frequently asked questions about IPL hair removal
What do I need to do before an IPL treatment?
Avoid sunlight where possible – and if you do go in the sun, wear a good quality sun block (if you don’t have any, you can purchase some from us).
Why? Treatments work best when there is a wide contrast between the colour of the hair and the colour of the skin, i.e. dark hair and pale skin. So winter is a good time to have hair removal treatments – and then you’ll be nice and hair-free when summer comes.
You can shave the treatment area before your appointment – otherwise we’ll do this for you at your appointment.
What happens during a treatment?
First of all, we’ll need some health and medical details from you so that we can safely administer the treatment.
During the treatment you’ll be asked to wear dark glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light. If you’re having hair removal the hair is shaved or trimmed before the treatment.
Next, a cold gel is spread over the treatment area. The hand piece is applied to the skin and pulses of light are flashed onto the treatment area.
Does it hurt?
Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. Most people don’t find this painful.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site but this typically goes away in a few hours. On rare occasions blistering or bruising may occur, but this normally resolves within a few days too. Also, the skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimise the risk of complications.
What kind of results can I expect with IPL hair removal treatments?
This technology has been proven to create a permanent reduction in hair growth. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to your skin and hair: we’ll be able to give you a realistic expectation during your consultation.
I’d like multiple areas treated, or a combination of hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Are any packages or discounts available?
Yes, packages are available for multiple treatments – please contact us for pricing.
What technology do you use?
We use an intense pulsed light device called Harmony by Alma Lasers™. The founders of Alma Lasers have been at the forefront of innovative medial technologies since 1980. The Harmony uses FDA approved Advanced Fluorescent Technology (AFT). This patented technology transcends the older, painful treatments to deliver long lasting results. Treatments are safe, fast and gentle.
What if I have any other questions?
Please give us a call on 09 302 1294 (*rubywaxx* Grey Lynn) or 09 354 3549 (*rubywaxx* Les Mills), we’ll be very pleased to help.
Please note that not all treatments are available at all salons. Please contact your preferred salon to check. Thanks!
Prices are subject to change without notice.