Permanent hair reduction

NO MORE SHAVING, WAXING, TWEEZING OR PLUCKING! Shaving, waxing, tweezing, and hair removal creams have been replaced by hair removal in a flash. IPL uses short and safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to remove unwanted hair from all body sites in minutes.

HOW DOES IPL TREATMENT WORK? The IPL operator guides the light from the flash-lamp to the treatment area. The unique IPL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wave lengths) are allowed to reach your skin. Hair contains pigments (melanin) that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The hair transmits this heat into the hair follicle, which is then destroyed and rendered unable to produce new hair.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN SRI LANKAN SKIN TYPES BE TREATED SAFELY? IPL is specially designed for treating dark Asian skin types without the risk of burns and discolouration associated with other methods of permanent hair reduction.

CAN ALL HAIRS BE TREATED? The most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. However all hair with the exception of grey hair may be treated.

HOW LONG DOES AN IPL TREATMENT TAKE? Treatment of the upper lip takes approximately five minutes, whereas treatment for back or both legs takes up to 60-120 minutes.

DOES IT HURT? Most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

DO I NEED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT? It is important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning cream) before and during the treatment period; otherwise, your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes the treatment less effective.

HOW MANY IPL TREATMENTS DO I NEED? Clinical studies have confirmed that at least 6-10 treatments are needed and the intervals between treatments are typically 4-6 weeks.

OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS

Potentially harmful wave lengths are removed by the unique IPL dual mode filtering system making the Esthéti Centre IPL system one of the safest and most effective systems for treatment on dark Asian skin types.

It is important NOT to remove hair by plucking, tweezing, waxing or with the use of depilatory creams during the entire four weeks. Shaving may be performed in-between sessions.

It is also recommended to limit sun exposure and to use sunscreen (minimum - SPF30) for a few weeks prior to and following treatments.